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Some DVD files not recognized


Bajista

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I'm having a quirky little problem. I'd like to dump video from mini-dvds onto my hard drive, and then convert to .avi format for editting using a different software package. This is working fine using Copy and Convert for some files, but for some reason the software doesn't recognize 2 of my video sessions as being in valid DVD format. I'm perplexed, since the DVD files came from the same source, and I can't see any differences in the file structures. I can't see why the software would recognize some files and not the others.

 

Any ideas for what may be causing this?

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I've never had to finalize any of the video from this camera; in fact, the "finalize" function is not available on the camera, I think because I'm using rewritables.

 

From the PDF File for your Camera...

DVD Camcorder

SC-DC171/DC173(U)/DC175/DC575

Which discs recorded on the DVD

Camcorder can be played in DVD

players/recorders/drives?

Discs must be finalized before they can be played

on common DVD player/recorders.

Finalizing is a process required to make the DVD discs

you recorded playable on common DVD players.

DVD+ReWritable DVD+R DL DVD-R

DVD+ReWritable DVD+R DL DVD+R DL

 DVD player

 DVD recorder

 DVD driveequipped

PC

DVD+ReWritable DVD+R DL DVD-RW

In case of Video mode

 DVD player

 DVD recorder

 DVD drive-equipped

PC

In case of VR mode

 DVD recorder that

supports DVD-RW

VR mode.

DVD+ReWritable DVD+R DL DVD+RW

 DVD player

 DVD recorder

 DVD drive-equipped

PC

 You can play back

DVD+RW discs on

other DVD players

or DVD recorders

without finalizing

them.

 

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Did you finalize the discs in the camera first?

 

No, the files came from rewritable mini-DVD disks. I've never had to finalize any of the video from this camera; in fact, the "finalize" function is not available on the camera, I think because I'm using rewritables.

 

Strange thing is, I can actually play the individual .VOB files on my computer, by just double-clicking on the file in Explorer. However, with some video sessions I can do the same thing with the .IFO files, but not with other video sessions. But I can play the .VOB files in every case... hope that makes sense; I'm not too knowledgeable about video file structures. Thanks!!

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The .IFO files are the DVD information or control files, while the .VOBs have the actual data streams.

 

If the sessions which are giving you problems with C&C are also the ones where you can't play through the .IFO, then your camera may have made errors in some of the IFO files. These could be mechanical - an error in the write - or logical - wrong information written.

 

The DVD standard says that there should be a backup copy of each IFO on your disc, and that's the .BUP file. If it is a mechanical error in the IFO, copying the .BUP file over the IFO on your HD might correct that.

 

If it's a logic error you might have to rewrite the IFO with something like IFOEdit, but that's a specialist task and is way beyond me.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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No, the files came from rewritable mini-DVD disks. I've never had to finalize any of the video from this camera; in fact, the "finalize" function is not available on the camera, I think because I'm using rewritables.

 

Bajista,

could you list the make and model of your camera? Your rewritable mini-DVD disc is that + or - RW?

 

 

but for some reason the software doesn't recognize 2 of my video sessions as being in valid DVD format. I'm perplexed, since the DVD files came from the same source, and I can't see any differences in the file structures. I can't see why the software would recognize some files and not the others.

 

The 2 video sessions the software doesn't recognize are they on different disc's or the same RW Disc?

 

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Bajista,

could you list the make and model of your camera? Your rewritable mini-DVD disc is that + or - RW?

The 2 video sessions the software doesn't recognize are they on different disc's or the same RW Disc?

 

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The camera is a Samsung SC-DC173U. I'm using DVD+RW disks, and the unrecognized video files came from 2 different disks.

I tried the procedure Brendon suggested, to no avail. Seems like there's a logic error in the .ifo files. Is there software available that will convert .VOB files to other formats for editting? It seems like that's what I'm up against.

 

thanks,

Brad

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