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peanut | 18:53 Mon 16th Jan 2006 | How it Works
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every time i try to make a copy of a copy (dvd), i get all kinds of errors. ive tried using dvd shrink, dvd decrypter, sonic record now, pinnicle instant copy and get an error every time. i have tried more than one dvd too and get the same results. p p please help. what am i missing?

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What sort of errors are you getting?


Have you tried just ripping the VOB files to remove the copyright data? (not that I'm advocating piracy!).

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the dvd has already been decrypted and copied, but im trying to make a copy of the copy.
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Read errors.

Two possibly issues, either you need to try a different DVD disc format, i.e. DVD-R/RW or DVD+R/RW as not all DVD players read both.


Alternatively, I would still RIP out the VOB files and drop them into Nero for burning.


Are you intending to play them only on a DVD player or will be using them on another computer, PDA, PSP etc?


If so try a free one-click program like Auto Gordian Knot:


http://www.autogk.me.uk


and convert to another format.

Try burning the copy at less than 4x faster than that can cause problems with cheap media.

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try dvdshrink to encode the dvd then dvdsanta to copy the files to dvd


e mail me if you want

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richard

Your DVD laser and the source disc need to be spotlessly clean - the smallest speck of dust can give a read error, even though the disc may playback without problem. Run a lens cleaner disc through your re-writer, and wipe/wash the disc with a proprietory cleaning fluid.


I believe there is a program that will skip bad files, but I've not tried it myself. Maybe someone can enlighten...

I had the same problem so i converted the VOB files to mpeg and put them on vcd instead

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