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I've got a DVD that mas made by a videographer of a play performance (eg, not commercial). When I attempt to copy the DVD using Roxio, I get nothing playable. I can see two folders on the original DVD: AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. When Roxio, without complaint, finishes the 7-8 minute "copy", there are no such folders on the target DVD. In desperation, I've tried just copying the folders to my hard drive, then copy them back to a blank DVD. On the attempt to copy to blank DVD, Drag to Disc gets in the act, and then fails to copy.

 

Any help here? Roxann was one of the most frustrating computer experiences in recent memory, a blood-pressure building set of dead ends. And she's ugly to boot!

 

Chuck "not a vidiot, but close" Puckett

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I've got a DVD that mas made by a videographer of a play performance (eg, not commercial). When I attempt to copy the DVD using Roxio, I get nothing playable. I can see two folders on the original DVD: AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. When Roxio, without complaint, finishes the 7-8 minute "copy", there are no such folders on the target DVD. In desperation, I've tried just copying the folders to my hard drive, then copy them back to a blank DVD. On the attempt to copy to blank DVD, Drag to Disc gets in the act, and then fails to copy.

 

Any help here? Roxann was one of the most frustrating computer experiences in recent memory, a blood-pressure building set of dead ends. And she's ugly to boot!

 

Chuck "not a vidiot, but close" Puckett

Chuck, have you tried capturing the dvd to your hard drive? Try using that feature instead. I don't know why it would not copy with Disc Copy but using Drag to Disc will not work.

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If it was done by a professional videographer and sells these, then that person could have used a program that will not allow you to copy it. If he is a friend ask him what program he used to make the disc.

 

I've got a DVD that mas made by a videographer of a play performance (eg, not commercial). When I attempt to copy the DVD using Roxio, I get nothing playable. I can see two folders on the original DVD: AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. When Roxio, without complaint, finishes the 7-8 minute "copy", there are no such folders on the target DVD. In desperation, I've tried just copying the folders to my hard drive, then copy them back to a blank DVD. On the attempt to copy to blank DVD, Drag to Disc gets in the act, and then fails to copy.

 

Any help here? Roxann was one of the most frustrating computer experiences in recent memory, a blood-pressure building set of dead ends. And she's ugly to boot!

 

Chuck "not a vidiot, but close" Puckett

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Chuck, have you tried capturing the dvd to your hard drive? Try using that feature instead. I don't know why it would not copy with Disc Copy but using Drag to Disc will not work.

 

When you say "capture DVD to hard drive", I don't quite follow. "capture" to me means "have a video source" (like a tape or camera), and then Firewire or something in. Are you saying, play the DVD on a player, then, while it's playing, capture it back as MPEG. Whew. Seems like you might degrade a bit, depending on the h/w.

 

Or do you mean something else? I've already done a straight copy of DVD to harddrive, both as disk image, and copying the folders on the DVD to harddrive. Both fail in subsequent attempts to create a new DVD.

 

I've got a call into the videographer to see if he's got some copy protection on.

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When you say "capture DVD to hard drive", I don't quite follow. "capture" to me means "have a video source" (like a tape or camera), and then Firewire or something in. Are you saying, play the DVD on a player, then, while it's playing, capture it back as MPEG. Whew. Seems like you might degrade a bit, depending on the h/w.

 

He means to put the DVD in your computer, then click "capture" on the application menu. You should see your DVD drive (with the DVD in it) as a "source". Once the capture is finished, you can go to DVD Builder and burn to DVD. This should work for you. Unless, there is some protection of sorts...and as I can see, you have called about it.

 

good luck

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Let's back up a minute and try a bit more troubleshooting.

 

It sounds to me like you're trying to copy a DVD using Disk Copier and the program appears to copy the DVD, but you have nothing burned to the DVD.

 

Is that correct or is something else happening?

 

If that's what is happening, then it sounds like you have a communication problem with the burner.

 

If it was a copy protection problem, I don't think you would be able to create an 'image file' or burn the DVD to your hard drive.

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Let's back up a minute and try a bit more troubleshooting.

 

It sounds to me like you're trying to copy a DVD using Disk Copier and the program appears to copy the DVD, but you have nothing burned to the DVD.

 

Is that correct or is something else happening?

 

If that's what is happening, then it sounds like you have a communication problem with the burner.

 

If it was a copy protection problem, I don't think you would be able to create an 'image file' or burn the DVD to your hard drive.

That is what's happening: copy to disk, no errors, copy to DVD, no errors; Then nothing useful copied.

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That is what's happening: copy to disk, no errors, copy to DVD, no errors; Then nothing useful copied.

 

Is this a new pack of DVDs?

 

You might have to visit the DVD burner/computer manufacturer's website to see if there are any updates for that burner.

 

Normally, you'd get an error message if you were trying to copy a copy protected DVD.

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Is this a new pack of DVDs?

 

You might have to visit the DVD burner/computer manufacturer's website to see if there are any updates for that burner.

 

Normally, you'd get an error message if you were trying to copy a copy protected DVD.

 

 

Tried different brands of DVDs, same result. It's weird. No error message (well, I did get an err message one time, a couple of data write errors, but I've tried many times, with no error). I've tried slower write speed, etc., with no luck. I had just recently done a series of backups to DVD, those all went without a hitch, backup data is good.

 

It's my HPzd8000 internal DVD drive, never given any problem, I've created several video DVDs in the past.

 

Videographer says no copy protection, and even so, as everyone has noted, would receive an error if there were.

 

I hate software/hardware mysteries. Of course, they generally always get solved, since it is, after all, a deterministic appliance.

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Well, if you're not getting write error messages or any other kind of messages, then the program thinks that it is successfully writing to the DVD.

 

Are you using Disk Copier to try to copy that DVD? Have you installed any new programs lately?

 

As a workaround.... if I remember correctly, you said that you have copied that DVD to an 'image file' (.iso) on your hard drive. Try using Creator Classic to burn that .iso file to a DVD. The .iso file contains all the information that you need to burn the DVD and you should be able to use any DVD burning program including Creator Classic to burn the DVD itself.

 

In Creator Classic, choose Other Tasks on the left and then Burn from a Disk Image file.

 

The other possibility is that you've got a hardware problem that occurred after you burned those backup DVDS.

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