I found a strange duration on a DVD !
At http://www.singingcinema.com/fr/films-bollywood/2123-aurat-dvd.html I bought an old Bollywood movie :
As it contains only english subtitles, I wanted to reauthor it, using a method similar to http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/277950-How-to-add-new-subtitles-to-an-existing-DVD
This movie is only 2h18mn long, but the DVD indicates 14 hours !!!
And the last chapter lasts 13 hours...
Very strange, isn't it ? I suppose they forgot to stop the transfer process after 2 hours !
How can I extract only the appropriate m2v and ac3 files ?
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thanks for your reply.
Will I be able to extract only 2h18mn ?
DGIndex, that I had never tried, works with another movie, but this one stays blue on the DGindex screen.And I get an error message : "No data - Check your PIDS"
And when I try PGCdemux, my PGC indicates the 14h33mn long duration. I don't know how to extract only the appropriate time, can you help me ?
By the way, my DVD is in Black & White, although the cover is in colour. Is yours in B&W too ?
While in PGCDemux, try ticking 'Single Cell', and then check the drop down box for the cell (chapter) lengths. It's that last cell that shows most of the length?
I've never seen it in an Indian classic film on DVD, but this is beginning to look to me like a decrypting problem. What did you use to decrypt this DVD to the hard drive?
In VobBlanker, in the 'Cells' screen, you can choose to get the VOBs minus that last cell (Blank the last cell and 'Extract All'), if you like. You can also see what that last cell is or consists of. Maybe a lot of black screen.
Yeah, it's a black and white film.
Last edited by manono; 3rd Oct 2013 at 06:49.
manono - India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are infamous for using "bad sector" variations to copy protect VCDs and DVDs so this is very likely just some local variation on bad sector copy protection rather than a bad rip. If I am right, then DVDDecrypter will be a poor choice. Those guys are pretty good at how they protect their discs and they won't do something that can be fixed by using a simple tool like PGDDemux. Bad sector copy protection can have almost infinite variations including bad TOC (Table Of Contents) and since this film is not exactly a worldwide blockbuster, AnyDVD, DVDFab, etc. have likely never seen the exact variation used to protect it. There may not be anything right now that can rip it without weirdness or errors.
All right, noemi7, I'll try this tool tomorrow, thanks.
manono, using 'Single cell" option, I find this :
The 15 first chapters, added together, make a length of 1:37:14 approximatively. Not enough !
The 16th one is the cursed chapter !
Never mind, I'll watch it like this, because I understand english (a little). And near me is the Harrap's shorter !
That's why I asked how it was decrypted, a question he hasn't answered. I was going to suggest using DVDFab HD Decrypter followed by FixVTS on it. The sectors have to be unreferenced as one couldn't be expected to sit still for 12 hours of black after the movie finished. I'd bet it ends normally with none of that extra 12 hours as shown in that picture from PGCDemux
It's not "protection", but simply authored like crap.
One of the cell has multi timestamp information.
India does a lot of BS to DVDs, which actually makes them out of spec.