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How to backup a scratched DVD

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by k0k0m0, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. k0k0m0

    k0k0m0 Regular member

    Mar 1, 2005
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    Hi guys...

    I've got this problem. I wanna backup a DVD which has some scratches on the borders. This scratches affect not the main movies but some extras which I am not interested at all.

    I tried used DVDShrink but it complains about some errors found.

    I was wondering if DVDshrink could help me, and if so which option to enable so as to let the program run and skip the reading of those sectors.

  2. arniebear

    arniebear Active member

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  3. sadsac

    sadsac Guest

    I use scratch and swirl remover (found in the wax/polish section of your local Advance Auto Parts store). I use a cotton ball to apply iw with and another cotton ball to buff the disc with.

    This sounds stupid, but I'd almost guarantee it to work if the scratches aren't that deep.
  4. Adder01

    Adder01 Regular member

    Mar 10, 2004
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    Furniture polish (Mr Sheen?) is another option...spray on and wipe off (from middle outwards). I've seen this work.

  5. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    A software program that may help you recover the disc is isobuster.


    [bold]Software description:[/bold]

    The Ultimate CD and DVD data recovery software !

    Rescue lost files from a bad or trashed CD or DVD !
    Save important documents, precious pictures or video from the family, your only system backup, ...
    IsoBuster can do it all !

    IsoBuster is a highly specialized yet easy to use CD and DVD data recovery tool. It supports all CD and DVD formats and all common CD and DVD file-systems (= set of files and folders). Start up IsoBuster, Insert a CD or DVD, select the drive (if not selected already) and let IsoBuster mount the media. IsoBuster immediately shows you all the tracks and sessions located on the media, combined with all file-systems that are present. This way you get easy access, just like explorer, to all the files and folders per file-system. Instead of being limited to one file-system that the OS picks for you, you have access to "the complete picture". Access data from older sessions, access data that your OS (e.g. Windows) does not see or hides from you etc.

    Combine this all-revealing functionality with far better read and recovery mechanisms, scanning for lost files functionality, workarounds for a wide range of drive and software bugs, limitations or shortcomings and you have an enormously powerful data recovery tool. IsoBuster is must-have-software for every PC user and is deliberately kept low priced to be able to offer a solution for everybody, even if it is much used in the professional optical and data forensics world.

    IsoBuster full feature list:

    - Data recovery from all possible CD and DVD formats :
    DVD-ROM, DVCD, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+MRW, DVD+R Dual Layer, DVD-R Dual Layer, DVD+RW Dual Layer, ...
    - All device access, media access, data gathering and interpretation is done exclusively by the software. It does not rely on Windows to provide or interpret the data and so can work completely independent from Windows' limitations.
    - Better Error handling and several retry-mechanisms to aid you in getting the data anyway.
    - The use of both generic and alternative ways to get to the data, get the best out of your CD/DVD-ROM drive.
    - The use of primary and secondary file-systems to get to the data and/or make use of file system data that might be ignored or ‘forgotten’ by popular OS. Explore the alternatives.
    - CDs stay 'readable' after problems (such as Buffer Under-run, ...)
    - Read / Extraction from open sessions.
    - All sessions, including older ones, are accessible and can be recovered.
    - Read and Extraction of files, CD/DVD images, tracks and sessions from all optical media.
    - Scanning for lost UDF files and folders.
    - Scanning for lost ISO9660 / Joliet sessions.
    - Find lost data on CDs or DVDs created with integrated drag and drop applications, otherwise also known as packet writing software. Optimized, but not exclusive, for :
    Roxio Direct CD, Roxio Drag-to-Disc,
    Ahead / Nero InCD,
    Prassi / Veritas / Sonic DLA,
    VOB / Pinnacle Instant-Write,
    CeQuadrat Packet CD,
    NTI FileCD,
    BHA B's CLiP,
    Sony abCD, ...
    - Support for Direct CD compressed files. Decompression on the fly.
    - Built in UDF Reader, UDF 1.02 (e.g DVDs), UDF 1.5 (e.g. Packet writing on CD-R, DVDR, CD-RW and DVDRW), UDF 2.01, 2.50, ...
    - Find lost pictures created and saved to CD or DVD with Sony Mavica, other digital cameras or other devices with embedded UDF write functionality.
    - Find lost movies created and saved to CD or DVD with Hitachi, other digital cameras or other devices with embedded UDF write functionality.
    - Auto find extensions based on file content to try and give an appropriate name to an orphaned file. This built in file identifier assigns the proper extension to the file so that Windows applications can open the file. Only needed for orphaned files without a name.
    - Support for Mount Rainier CD-RW and DVD+RW discs in MRW compatible and non-MRW compatible drives.
    Auto detection and automatic remapping which can be switched of or forced at all times.
    Built in MRW remapper / reader. (Built in Method 3 remapper)
    - Support for formatted CD-RW discs mounted in very old drives that do not know the CD-RW fixed packet format yet.
    Auto detection and automatic remapping which can be switched of or forced at all times
    Built in Method 2 remapper.
    - Built in HFS Reader, supporting HFS and HFS+, the Apple Mac file systems.
    - Recover data from blanked or quick formatted DVD+RW media.
    - Mpg (*.dat) Extraction and dat2mpg 'in one' from SVCD and VCD
    - Enormous file system coverage and different ways to use them all (find the one suited best for your needs).
    - ISO9660, Joliet, Romeo (Short File-names vs. Long File-names on mastered CDs)
    - Big Endian (Motorola), Little Endian (Intel) (Windows vs. Unix, Mac and other systems' defaults)
    - Rock Ridge (e.g. for Commodore users)
    - Supports the CD-i file-system and copes with the many difficulties that drives have trying to mount a CD-i disc.
    - Information and file system properties (a must for FS developers)
    - CD/DVD Surface scan to see if there are physical read errors.
    - Opens checksum files (*.md5) and automatically verifies the image with the checksum file.
    - Check if all files and folders are readable without having to extract all data to HD.
    - Single sector extraction. Extraction of CD/DVD parts, fit to your needs (Engineering purposes)
    - Sector Viewer. Check a sector's content in IsoBuster's editor and print or save to HD.
    - Compile (and edit, save, print) lists of all files that contain physical read errors.
    - Compile lists of all files, including their Logical block address (ideal to find the logical play order for mp3 CDs)
    - CD-Text support from CD and various image files ( *.PXI, *.CCD, *.B5T and *.CUE image files).
    - Creation of image files (*.iso, *.bin, *.tao)
    - Creation of checksum files (*.md5)
    - Creation of cue sheet files (*.cue)
    - Conversion of image files
    - Handles opening of multi-file image files.
    - Extraction of Audio tracks to wave files.
    - Play audio analogue. Instruct the drive to play the audio through the analogue output.
    - Ability to pause a number of seconds between retries to allow the drive to "recover" (useful for older drives in combination with marginally readable media)
    - Creation of multi-file image files or disc spanning to specified size
    - Support for bootable CDs and DVDs. Support for the El Torito standard.
    Perfect aid to slipstream Windows installation CDs
    - Many other neat features the OS doesn't offer.
    - Comprehensive help file
    - Supports an enormous range of image files (see further)
    - ...

    On top of this, Isobuster interprets CD image files, such as:

    - *.DAO (Duplicator), *.TAO (Duplicator), *.ISO (Nero, BlindRead, Creator), *.BIN (CDRWin), *.IMG (CloneCD), *.CCD (CloneCD) , *.CIF (Creator), *.FCD (Uncompressed), *.NRG (Nero), *.GCD (Prassi), *.P01 (Toast), *.C2D (WinOnCD), *.CUE (CDRWin), *.CDI (DiscJuggler), *.CD (CD-i OptImage), *.GI (Prassi PrimoDVD), *.PXI (PlexTools), *.MDS (Alcohol), *.MDF (Alcohol), *.VC4 (Virtual CD), *.000 (Virtual CD), *.B5T (BlindWrite), *.B5I (BlindWrite), *.DMG (Apple Macintosh).

    [bold]hardware solution[bold]
    An alternative to the software solution is a hardware one.If you trundle down to your local video library i'm certain that they would be able to grind and polish your disc back to its new form with there buffing disc machine.My video library has one that gets the most hardy scratches out of most discs.

    hope you get a satisfactory result

  6. k0k0m0

    k0k0m0 Regular member

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    Thnx so much guys! I'll try those :)
  7. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    your welcome

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