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Copying Dvd To Another Disc


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Roxio Easy Video Copy and Convert 5, v:5.0; 6.0.0.0 Build 136B00D on WinXP Pro SP3 120GB free on c:\ drive

 

I'm trying to copy some DVD's I made up using vignettes from various places and times... I have nine of these 'compilations" and had encountered only minimal problems burning them off for archiving... I want to send to my Sister but she has a tendency to "mislay" things, so I wanted to send her the copies and keep the originals.

 

In the process of using REVCC5 I had to re-start the program a couple of times but all went well except for one DVD (finalized) which has a problem: each time I either try to make a direct copy or burn it to an image file, the program returns an error wich (paraphrasing) tells me that there was an error in copying the disc image and to be sure I have at least 3.(n) GB free on my "selected" drive.

 

1: 8 of the nine found the free space and copied for me

 

2: How do I tell which drive has been "selected" (I do have several drive letter/partitions on a large harddrive and am not sure which is being used)

 

3: Any hints of WT 9ahem) is happening here would be appreciated. If I could, I'd just re-record the errant disc but the material on it was a one-time occurence so that's not an option.

 

Thanks in advance for any help on this!

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WTHITYFM?

"FM"? Gee, thanks. I thought I had gotten over being the "FNG" in '67.

 

It's called a "typo" and the nine should have been a 'paren open'. My apologies for not having scrutinized the post more closely.

 

Now, any constructive ideas out there?

 

Also: should this post be somewhere else? I couldn't find a forum for the particular proggie I have. (Or, perhaps, being an "FM" as I am typified, I simply missed it.)

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I know that you are careful but perhaps the disc has a blemish that causes the reader to return the error. I had some dirty discs that wouldn't read and cleaning them fixed the problem. I'm sure that you also know to buy quality discs and never use a RW disc for long term storage.

 

Try clearing your temp and TMP files on your computer just in case. Those storage folders can fill up. CCleaner is a good tool.

 

Is there anything else unusual about this disc? More video on it than on the others? Double layer or single layer?

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I know that you are careful but perhaps the disc has a blemish that causes the reader to return the error. I had some dirty discs that wouldn't read and cleaning them fixed the problem. I'm sure that you also know to buy quality discs and never use a RW disc for long term storage.

 

Try clearing your temp and TMP files on your computer just in case. Those storage folders can fill up. CCleaner is a good tool.

 

Is there anything else unusual about this disc? More video on it than on the others? Double layer or single layer?

 

Thanks for the reply!

 

Single layer, Memorex bulk spindle, pretty sure this is recorded on a -R disc, has a label (applied sticky) as do all the other discs.

 

Cleaning temps (using CC) was the first thing I thought of and I learned a long time ago about using RW's for LTStorage... lost a LOT of backups on CDRW's, havent trusted RW's since.

 

Looked over the surface of the DVD with a loupe and can't find any visible blemishes...

 

I'm starting to get nervous. The stuff on here was archived but my bro got the Archive copies and I was remiss about making up another set. His set is now at the bottom of the Gulf

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This is making me crazy!

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" Memorex bulk spindle, pretty sure this is recorded on a -R disc, has a label (applied sticky):

 

1) memorex strikes again ! (bottom of the barrel),

2) Never apply a label to a DVD; you are lucky they haven't either gummed up your optical drive or completed destroyed it. For archive, just use a DVD pen.

 

Can you play that DVD on a DVD player? Don't go by eyesight to see if there are defects on the disc - it may just be on the edge.

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I Wuz Rong: DVD +R not -R

 

Well, ya learns something every day... here I thought Memorex was a "good brand"... certainly was when I was buying CDs and Casette tapes "in the day".

Also, I shall take your advice on the DVD pen... but...

 

I can play the DVD in my Magnavox VHS - DVD dubber (where I make all of my finalized DVD copies) and it works just like you'd read about.

 

I unlimbered an older CD/DVD copier I had in my Archive files (InstaBurner 5.0 from 2007) and it couldn't copy either, but it told me it couldn't read the TOC!

 

THAT is really confusing, since I dubbed this DVD just like I did all the others and then finalized the disc when it was "full", just like all the others...

 

Hope the additional info helps?

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Can you copy the Video_TS folder and contents over to a folder on the hard drive using the plain Windows Explorer?

That should either get you a good copy on the hard drive, or disclose that there's some serious error on the source DVD.

 

If you get a good copy onto the HD, try burning it to disc from there.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Sknis: Packet Writing: Nope... the disc got copied from VHS and another DVD or two for a compilation, then finalized in the Magnavox dubber, just like the other 8 discs. This was the only one which "lost" it's T.O.C. somehow, but:

 

 

Brendon!! Bingo!! Now, it wasn't nohow as easy as y'all made it sound, but after going thru another WINXPPro machine (fail), a WIN764 machine (fail) and sacrificing three chickens and a gecko, the WIN732 machine decided to take pity on me and gave a perfect "explorer copy", which I then put on a thumb drive, took back to the WINXP machine with the program on it and then used Roxio to convert from the thumb drive files to a video disc. As soon as I tok it out of the OpDrive I had a fair amount of confidence that this wasgoona work due to where it had burned the info on the disc... sure enough, I popped it into the Magnavox player and the three episodes came up on the menu, complete with my ugly mug making silly noises.

 

On second thought it might have been better for posterity if it HADN'T worked, but....

 

Sknis, thanks again for the heads-up about labels adn pens.... just ordered two set of "Archival" markers with tips I can cut into chisels for calligraphy.

 

To everyone who replied (with one notable exception) my thanks for your energy and advice.

 

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