wondering if there's software that allows you to copy a cd or dvd which might be corrupted onto your hard drive? If you use conventional software, it tries to read the disc according to the data type (wav, mp3, mpeg, etc), and will stall at corrupt points.
My impression of stand-alone duplicators is they just copy whatever is on a disc including corrupt areas.
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all the tower duplicators i've used in the past - and currently, still balk on bad/corrupted discs. they won't do a simple pass through.
But if it's a corrupted disc, i've had some success with roadkill unstoppable copier, phoenix data recover and iso buster to recover the data.
you can try imgburn or a similar program to make an iso image, that might work.
thanks for the advice. What if I wanted the files (vob, or wav or mp3 from cd) separated instead of an ISO? Or is that when copying would be a problem?
Btw, I've gotten corrupted video dvds from people who used duplicators because their PCs couldnt copy the corrupted disc. That's why I thought duplicators did just that- duplicate.
It comes down to the drives themselves ... some are better at dealing with bad sectors ... lg's and liteon's do well
Copiers weren't built to deal with bad discs, just good masters. They succeed when the master is good, and stall if the master is bad. They DO NOT pass along bad copies (unless the badness is within the file already).
If you have a bad disc, as mentioned, you rip&repair (on a regular PC, using something like ISOBuster) to ISO/Folders and Image/burn a new, clean master (ImgBurn). Then dupe that.
Want to work on individual files, rip/extract to folders. Then work on the files like you do any other file on your PC.
Corrupted videos that were duplicated were probably badly encoded/authored to begin with.