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dell1961



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:53 pm    Post subject: dvd problems Reply with quote

I am using xp professional and the problem that I have got is that I have been given a dvd that was recorded on a video camera to copy.(No copyright
issues) I loaded the dvd onto my hard drive via dvd decrypter, Up to this point no problem. Where the wheels fell off was when I tried to send the video from the hard drive onto a dvd. I put a blank dvd + rw disc in my dvd
re writer clicked on file send to drive E. Then I get a message that says
"Windows does not support this cd - rw format. To use this disc erase this cd - rw which will format the disc so that windows can use it". I tried to erase it even though it is a blank dvd but it made no difference. I don't know why it thinks that it is a cd, The only thing that I can think of is I don't know what
foremat it has ended up as on my hard drive. It will play on wmp 11 the video is ok but no audio If I try it on vlc I get audio and video.

Am I trying to do something that windows won't do ? I could understand it
spitting it's dummy out if it was a pre recorded copyrighted dvd but it's not. Does anyone have any ideas Thank You.
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JonS



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of imponderables here which make it difficult to answer. However camera streams aren't usually in DVD format unless they've been re-authored. Usually they are in an MP2 or MP4 stream <br />
MP2 can be easily edited to make a DVD image, but MP4 would need re-econding before you could assemble the VOB files for a DVD.

What format is the video you are trying to copy? My guess is that its NOT in a DVD format and needs to be copied as a data stream, not as a video stream.
Perhaps your best option is simply to use Nero or similar to do a disk-to-disk copy. After all, if the disk is not copyrighted them you have no need to use DVD decryptor. That program exists to break copyrights on disks - which you say is not an issue here.
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dell1961



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the delay.
I don't have a Scooby when it comes to formats, I thought a dvd was a dvd.
The guy that recordrd the dvd said it is vob hope that means more to you than it does to me. I don't know if this will help but the dvd will play on a normal dvd player (Audio and video) and on the dvd re writer on my computer but as I said before I get no audio on wmp 11. I might be wrong
but if it was as this person said that the format was as a normal dvd it would
not play at all on wmp 11 would it? Re dvd decryptor I only used that so that I could rip the dvd onto my hard disc. It was the first dvd ripping software that i found
I don't think I will try washing the dvd with water lol.
Thanks
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JonS



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WMP11 needs a DVD codec to play DVDs - in XP this wasn't installed, but is in Vista / 7. In XP you have to install a third party codec. However as the disk is actually playing, then it appears the codec is present.
So it seems likely the audio problem is with the machine - corrupted audio codecs, incorrect audio driver settings, volume turned down / muted. Hard to say really without seeing the machine.
However the copying is a different issue. Your friend says its a DVD disk,adn that he's authored it. Therefore you don't need to do any "ripping" - its already encoded correctly. All you need to do is copy the drive with a standard CD/DVD burning program. If you don't have Nero or Roxio installed, them simply download the free CDBurnerXP which will be able to do this for you

http://cdburnerxp.se/en/home
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dell1961



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok Thank You for your help.
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