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How to copy my home movie DVDs ?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Groundhog, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. Groundhog

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    :hiya: Hi Guys, This is my first post on this really useful forum .Seems a great balance of real experts and newbies (like myself ) . Hope you can help with my problem.

    After the the excitement of the festive season ,I had a day or so to recover and was looking for nice easy indoor job. So I thought I'd transfer all my old VHS home movies onto DVD. Using a Liteon 5005 (yep, I got one when they were £119 in Argos :) )I managed to produce 3 disks full of Spielberg quality epics that would be treasured by my family generations to come...well maybe! :laugh:

    The problem I have is making a copy of the disks to give to the kids to keep , so they can remember what dad looked like when he had a '80s moustache and hair worthy of of a '60 Rock star.

    I tried a straight DVD copy using Nero 6 ,but it got an error 'can only copy the first track' ...or something like that . The disk doesn't seem to have usual audio_ts/video_ts structure. Is there any existing post you can point me too , or is this the first time anyone's had this problem?

    tks

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  2. dekoded

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    What format did you record in, VR or VIDEO mode,does this recorder use -r/-rw?
    Did you finalize the disc before you removed it from the 5005?
     
  3. Groundhog

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    Hi Johnnie , thanks for the rapid response :thumbsup:

    The recorder is happy +/- r and rw, but I used -r as they were buy 10 get 10 free at Tesco :)

    THe disc finalised ok and will play in any of the three DVD players in the house.

    My DVD drive in the PC is a Pioneer A106 which handles pretty much all formats. I can analyse the contents of the disc thru Nero and it shows as having 5 tracks in data mode 1. in a single session. Using Windows Explorer there are 2 directories on the disc Video_RM and Video_TS. I think this may be the problem.

    Sorry Johnnie :blush: not sure what you mean by "...What format did you record in, VR or VIDEO mode..." . I recorded as I would a TV Programme but selected 'scart 1 ' as the source. Am I right in thinking that this why I've got the _RM files :confused:

    Ta
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  4. dekoded

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    You could try using TMPGenc DVD Author, it's very easy to use, basically you just create a new project, import the .vob files from the video_ts folder and then create a menu if you want one.
    Then you just wait for the programto do it's thing and use the built-in burner to create your disc.
    The problems you're having must be to do with the .ifo and .bup files that are normally in the video_ts folder with the .vob files, for some reason your recorder doesn't create the normal dvd folders, I believe philips recorders are the same.
     
  5. Groundhog

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    :clap: Thanks Johnnie , problem solved :clap:

    Downloaded TMPGenc and it's just what was needed .

    My videographic works of art will be preserved for posterity.........not sure if that's a good thing or not :laugh:

    Cheers Mate

    Tony
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    no probs ;)
     
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    Just for reference if you after making backups of your (own!) non-protected DVDs then I have written a brief guide here - as well as providing basic backup/storage info.
     

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