DVDBackup errors

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Mala, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Mala macrumors 6502

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    I'm using DVDBackup the DVD2One to copy a DVD, so I can send it in the unreliable international post without losing the original. But I'm getting a lot of file errors in DVDBackup; does this mean the resulting Video_TS file will be no good?
     
  2. Mala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Dammit, now I'm trying to use DVD2One, and the Start button is greyed out...

    And in using DVDBackup, should I select only the Video_TS file to use? Ack!
     
  3. Espnetboy3 macrumors 6502

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    well dvd20ne might be greyed out cause its a only a trial i believe , you have to purchase it, not freeware. Second dvdbackup works for me if i just either drag the actualy dvd icon into or it does the same thing if u just drag the ts folder, try to reinstall it and see wat happens , it might be the dvd wat are u tryin to rip?
     
  4. Mala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Tried dragging the DVD icon onto DVDBackup and that worked. But there were 18 errors copying individual files within it. So I tried using that Video_TS file on DVD2One and the program threw up its hands and quit.
     
  6. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    DVDBackup does that sometimes, and yes, it means the resulting VIDEO_TS file will be pretty much useless. Try MacTheRipper as an alternative, and you'll likely see better results.
     
  7. Mala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ack, I'd forgotten I needed to *play* a bit of the DVD first before it'll record. All right now, I think.
     
  8. Mala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Heh, love the name MacTheRipper! I'd use it for the name alone! But DVDBackup worked for me once I'd played a bit of the film.

    *But*, another problem has arisen. I happily watched Bend it Like Beckham, then went to save it on a blank DVD-R. But the file saved by DVDBackup to DVD2One was 7GB, and the DVD-R is only 4GB in size.

    Whassat?
     
  9. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    Commercial DVDs use double layer disks that need compressing before they will fit on a single layer DVD-R

    So the steps are

    1) Rip the disk using your favorite ripper (Mac the Ripper)
    2) Compress the files using DVD2oneX to fit a standard DVD-R
    3) Burn the DVD-R (Toast)
     
  10. Mala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ack, I was using the wrong Video_TS file, idiot that I am. But when I tried to burn the DVD (yes, using Toast) with the *right* Video_TS file, it appeared to burn, then I got a message saying: "DVD Player encountered a system error. Could not detect a valid media file (-70001)" when I tried to play the resulting DVD.

    Should I have dragged *both* the Video_TS file *and* the Audio_TS file onto Toast? (I just used the Video_TS file resulting from the DVD2One output.)

    I burned it at 2x; is this too fast? And I used a DVD-R disk.

    The only thing I can think of that might have caused a problem is the screensaver that automagically turns itself on if I leave the computer for 15 minutes or so. I have it set to Never in the monitor preferences, but does it listen, does it listen?
     
  11. Mala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Exactly what I'm doing

    Maybe it would help if I said *exactly* what I'm doing - someone's sure to spot something and go "aha!"

    I've just backed up a DVD using DVDBackup, then run DVD2One on it, then used Toast to burn it to a DVD. But it won't play; I get a message saying "DVD Player encountered a system error. Could not detect a valid media file (-70001)" when I tried to play the resulting DVD.

    I'm using a 15" G4 PowerBook running Panther (Mac OS X version 10.3.5).

    This is how I copy the DVD: first I play the movie, or at least play part of it and skip forward through the rest (for some reason this is necessary before it copies on DVDBackup). Then I use DVDBackup, I leave all the options as selected (Change Region to region free, Remove Macrovision Protection selected, and Remove CSS Encryption selected). I drag the icon of the DVD from my desktop onto the program and let it rip.

    It makes two folders, called VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS on my desktop. I place these in a new folder named for the film.

    Now I close DVDBackup and open DVD2One, and browse to the VIDEO_TS file named for the film, in the Source field. Its files are now listed in the DVD2One window.

    I set Output to User Defined, Copy to Join and Ratio to Constant. I choose English in Audio (in the DVD I was trying to back up, I chose AC3 6ch English rather than the other option of AC3 2ch English). If I want subtitles I chose English; I didn't in the film I was backing up.

    Then I press Start, and choose the desktop for the resultant VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS files.

    When they are made, I close DVD2One and open Toast, and choose Other, selecting DVD as my choice from the drop-down menu. I drag the new VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders from my desktop to the Toast window. Then I burn the blank DVD with these.

    Then I shut down Toast and try to play the DVD, and it's at this stage that I get the error message "DVD Player encountered a system error. Could not detect a valid media file (-70001)"

    What am I doing wrong? Should I be using *both* VIDEO_TS *and* AUDIE_TS at all stages of the process?
     
  12. Espnetboy3 macrumors 6502

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    mala i asked the same questions last week and for some reason its a question no one wants to answer fully
    wat u have to do is drag the VIDEO_TS folder into toast make sure ur on cd backup dvd rom (udf)
    then bring in the EMPTY AUDIO_TS folder
    remove any ds_store files there should be one or two , name the dvd you put into ur computer the exact name as it apears when it mounts
    then burn and there u go
     
  13. Mala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    esp, I don't have any option to choose DVD-ROM (UDF). I'm using Roxio Toast Titanium 5.2.3.

    What are these ds_store files?

    When you say "name the DVD you put into your computer the exact name as it appears when it mounts", do you mean that I should name the Toast file that I'm making the same as the original DVD called itself, the one I'm backing up from?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  14. Mala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got it. To help others who might have the same problem, here's the solution:

    * I knocked the rate back from 4072 to 4400 in DVD2OneX
    * In Toast, I named the file as one word in all capitals: WICKERMAN
    * I used Imation or Maxwell DVD-R disks.

    This means the DVDs play on a computer *or* a DVD player.

    Thanks for all the help, everyone.
     
  15. Mala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh, and I dragged both the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS files to Toast, and chose DVD, and copied at 2x.
     
  16. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    Toast (latest version) also has an option on the advanced tab to create a 'DVD-Video from VIDEO_TS' to save dragging and dropping anything
     
  17. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    People did answer you fully. Re-read my posts in that thread - they are exactly what you said above (with exception of the ds_store files, but I don't see those in Toast anyway).

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=91068
     
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    How to Back Up A DVD

    Make sure when you're using Toast that you have the Data tab selected. Then, in the drawer-like thing to the right, make sure you select the advanced tab. Then select DVD-ROM (UDF).

    When I'm backing up a DVD, I have also found that MactheRipper is great. I then use DVD2One to make my uploaded DVD fit on a single layer DVD. With DVD2One, make sure that you but the address for the Video_TS folder where the program asks for source. I generally just select Disk Copy and Variable Ratio. Also, make sure to select what audio channels you want in the drawer on the left. Then click start to start the compression. Once this is finished, open toast, and make sure you configure toast as described above. Then, make a folder, and title it with whatever you want to call your DVD (Make sure the folder is in all caps, and has no spaces... ex: "THREE_KINGS"). Once you've done this, drag your compressed Video_TS and Audio_TS folders. Then simply burn your DVD, and you have a back up of your DVD.

    P.S. - DVD2One never worked until I got the full version of the software... the trial version never worked for me.
     
  20. Mala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm now having a further problem. I'm trying to copy a DVD and it just won't copy.

    The movie has VIDEO_TS files, but also a load of files called things like VTS_01.0.BUP, VTS_01.0.IFO, VTS_02.0.BUP, etc. It goes through DVDBackup ok, but when I move on to DVD2OneX (I'm on a Mac), it zooms through making the file, and the resulting file is unplayable.

    Is there a solution to this? What are these VTS files?
     
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  22. Mala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The Data tab in the version of Toast I'm using *does not have DVD listed*.

    I've succeeded in ripping a couple of DVDs using MacTheRipper that had failed using DVDBackup, but The Gods Must Be Crazy refuses to rip. It just produces two screens in what looks like Hungarian.
     
  23. Mala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    By the way, when I rip the DVD, it contains three other files beside VIDEO_TS: AUTORUN.INF, dvd-rom.exe and go.exe.
     
  24. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    The other files are applications containing extras (maybe a game or web site access URLs, etc) that are used when you put the DVD into a PC. You don't need them if you only want to play your DVD in a regular DVD player.
     
  25. Mala thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I solved this eventually by choosing the Disk Copy option under Copy in DVD2OneX. Thanks for all the help, it was great.
     

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