I am finding that I got a bad batch of TDK DVD-Rs in 2006 so am now in the process of transferring those DVD-R to new DVDs (a new brand as well). When I extract the files with MTR 2.6.6 I get PAD or Delete VOB messages. I choose PAD and then fix bad sectors in MyDVDEdit but when I preview the VIDEO_TS folder with Apple's DVD player, the DVD will clearly be a mess. The menus don't work properly and the 2nd VOB sticks. When I extract the files using MTR's Title Only function, I only get a bad sector message for VOB 1 but not VOB 2 or 3. I then dragged those VOBs into Toast's Video window and did a Save as Disc image. That disc image plays fine with Apple's DVD player. So I have a two-part question related to the bad sectors on VOB 1.
First, is there a way to fix the bad sectors in a VOB file on its own? MyDVDEdit fixes bad sectors but as far as I can tell, the program only opens VIDEO_TS folders that contain IFO and BUP files. I can't get it to open an individual VOB.
Second, and obviously related to my efforts to fix the bad sectors in MyDVDEdit, is there a way to use Toast to create a VIDEO_TS that can then be fixed with MyDVDEdit without burning the DVD first. I prefer not to have to burn (or really waste) a DVD just to re-drag all of those files back onto the computer so the bad sectors can be fixed. The create disc image creates a .toast file and when I choose mount disc image in that file, Apple's DVD player opens (I don't get any kind of exporting option).
Thanks in advance for any help with this. Take care.
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Originally Posted by lawnman
You say the DVD had problems playing in Apple's DVD Player,
but an extraction of the VOB using MTR produced a Playable VOB.
Was the disc finalized in the DVD Recorder originally?
I find that Apple DVD Player doesn't like unfinalized discs,
even though MpegStreamclip will play the VOBs back
if I Open and Play them in that.
If the discs weren't finalized, they need to be.
Put them back in the recorder used to make them,
and check the option to finalize. If it isn't greyed out,
finalize the discs and then try playing them with Apple DVD Player."Everyone has to learn, so that they can one day teach."
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Originally Posted by danielmak
Originally Posted by Frobozz
In terms of Frobozz's question, the DVD-R is NTSC, 4:3, SP. When I open the VIDEO_TS with MyDVDEdit, the IFO tab in the program says 720X480 resolution. Is there another way that I should find the resolution?
I should add that my concern about region is that I collect futbol matches and trade with other collectors around the world. One time I forgot to run a DVD through MTR and the collector in Spain could not play the DVD. I sent him another copy that was copied after using MTR and it worked fine. That disc could have been bad (although all others were fine) but I assumed that it was Region 1 and I had just done a straight Region 1 copy whereas MTR was Region 0.
Thanks for the help.
(little off topic but about region)
when you enable regions, do not forget to uncheck regions 7 + 8 (they are non-compatible with a lot of DVDPlayers)