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How to get 100% success DVD-Video Recovery with IsoBuster Pro

So the deal is you have a DVD-Video that you created and you want to make a backup copy OR your DVD Player skips on playback due to a surface defect or deep scratch, you have already tried to clean and repair it and still it wont work, check out my tip on how best to do this HERE

The quickest method is to create an ISO image using one of the top applications like ImageBurn or CloneDVD or DVDShrink the thing is al three fail on CRC or read errors on either the IFO BUP or VOB files so what can you do?

Using ImageBurn my personal favourite and selecting the VSO Patin Couffin Driver with a low read speed of x2.4 from the I/O settings interface and the default settings it will cope similar to Alcohol 52% FE and create the ISO upto the point where the first bad sector is then try to finish the ISO, it also tells you how many sectors are being scanned and the number of bytes in real time;




Using DVD Shrink pulls an immediate Cyclic Redundancy Error on the D: drive where the DVD-Video is inserted



CloneDVD pulls on IFO read error on VTS_04_0.IFO as this is a major requirement for successful DVD navigation it contains important navigational information, such as where a video chapter begins, and where audio and subtitle streams exist within the movie (VOB) file.

IFO files are not encrypted but without it this software can't correctly re-author a new DVD video using this method, the BUP file in VTS_03_0 is not a problem as it is just a backup of the IFO and this file is fine in this case, so only this one error is thrown up.



Alcohol 52% FE will attempt to create it native MDS image file format and as lon as you check skip read errors and or use data precision management then it might work the main benefit is it will log each sector error and create a graph to show where the errors are in relation to the total number of sectors.




AnyDVD will rip any DVD, go figure, whether it be CSS or NOT if there is an IFO issue it will throw this error, not much help to us with a damaged DVD there then



SO WHAT CAN YOU DO THEN READ ON !!!

IsoBuster v2.7.0.0 is to the rescue, in the Professional mode you can extract the VIDEO_TS folder from the File menu it will scan the DVD for errors and then give you a list of the files that have Unreadable Sectors, you don't need the AUDIO_TS folder unless you will be using older standalone DVD players to view the result, its also in v2.8 Beta HERE on Filehippo it costs $29.95 (£20) an well worth the money.



If you select insert Dummy and Apply always on the first sector that has problems then it will do this in this case at 42% for all subsequent bad sectors through the 100% complete 21 file extraction.



NOTE: This may take upto 4 hours depending upon the number of bad sectors within the files until finally it finishes with a full list of recovered files in this case original scan found 2 files a BUP and an IFO from different VOBs



The final result shows 2 extra VOB read errors withing the two VideoTitleSets (VTS) linked to the IFO and BUP files, into which IsoBuster has added dummy sectors to make complete files that will now play.

If you wish to then check the extracted files within the VIDEO_TS folder then use DVD Shrink it will scan all files very fast and you will see that the read errors are now GONE !!




SPECIAL NOTE:

In this scan and extraction there is a complete BUP (IFO BackUP) file for VTS_04_0.IFO as the BUP is an exact copy of the IFO and is good then just copy this good BUP and rename it as the IFO in place of the recovered IFO this will improve you playback for that Video Title Set.

The opposite can be one for VTS_03_0.IFO that had an unreadable BUP file just create a new BUP from the good IFO, this will help if the IFO ever becomes unreadable on the new DVD that you want to create.

You can apply this method to CSS encrypted DVD content using Slysoft's AnyDVD, but only if you own a licensed copy of the original to recover information from a badly scratched DVD-Video

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i want to get region free a MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-850S.



click start control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll to cd/dvd rom drives right click properties then properties again then tick enable cd digital cd audio for this cd rom device or scroll to dvd regions select the no _ for your specific area

or if this is what you mean by region freehttp://www.freeware-downloads.com/any_dvd_backup.htm

Any DVD Backup is DVD Decrypter and DVD copying software to copy entire DVD movie to hard disk, and removes all the CSS, RC, RCE, APS, UOPs and Sony ARccOS protections while copying. Combining powerful functionality with a straightforward interface, Any DVD Backup provides an easy way to transfer DVD information onto your hard drive.Any DVD Backup is FREEWARE that will circumvent the copy-protection schemes used on commercial DVDs and enable you to make copies of store-bought DVDs. With Any DVD Backup, you own the most efficient way to create backup copies of your DVD movie collection. These working copies allow you to play your DVDs on your computer hard disk without the need of any DVD players.This DVD to computer backup solution avoids the inevitable risk of getting your originals of your DVD movie discs scratched or damaged. You get disc protection with no loss of playback quality.Any DVD Backup is free software. You should never pay for Any DVD Backup.

hope this helps

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DOWNLOAD CD GO TO PLAY AND IT SKIPS THREW OUT SONG


If your CD/DVD player is skipping some songs then you need to:

1) Clean the CD to ensure that any smudges/finger marks are 'gently' cleaned using a suitable cleaning cloth (eg. spectacles cloth)
2) Check for Physical defects that could cause 'permanent' skipping' - if they are no physical holes/scratches on the silver/bluish//shiny recording surface then you may be able to repair a scratched plastic protective surface by using a CD/DVD repair kit.
3) Clean a possbly dirty CD/DVD player head with a 'cleaning disk'

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I have burned a .wma video file on a cd-r, on my computer it runs perfectly... only when i put it in my dvd player it say's stop and won't play. Can someone help me out ? Thanks Jeff


Several causes for non-playback:
1. Your CD player doesn't like CD-R
2. Your CD player doesn't recognize wma
3. The music you converted to wma is copy protected and the CD player wont play due to that.

Solutions:
1. Most likely this isn't the problem as most working CD/DVD players recognize CD-R. Double check with your user manual.
2. Check your DVD player's playback formats. Most will play mp3 and wav. If that's the case, rip your music to mp3.
3. There are many hacks out there to remove copy protection. This you'll have to figure out on your own :)

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dvd player only plays some movies


it might be sevral reasons:
1. Check if region code is the same for movies you playing and DVD player
2. If you using video CDs or copyed DVDs, player might be preventing to playback those kind of discs, due to copyright laws or due to different speed settings for DVD player and discks you using (for intsrance you player can playback DVD/CD+R, and you using DVD/CD-R, or mximum allowed playback speed is 16 you using disk recorded at 24, but this is in case you using burned/copied CD/DVDs)
3. Check it lens is durty. For that use CD/DVD lens cleaning disk
($6 in Walmart, if you are in US)
4. Check if movies you are have the same coloring system, i.e NTSC for US
5. Check CD/DVD for scratches, some DVD players can not playback scratched disks
Please kindly let me know if my information was helpfull for you or you need more info
Good Luck

Feb 01, 2009 | Philips Magnavox DVD/VCR Dual Player

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DVD Playback


that's due to the audio/video card not being balanced with memory needs. go to system in control panel, and then sound/video card, and re allocate memory for best performance.

got backup for that computer?

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