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RicDeez
2005-08-05, 01:15 PM
i use dvdshrink to burn dvds. If the file size is no larger than it should be, the files go unchanged. It's free, and works better than nero for me. I got a few coasters from nero, which is why i stopped using it, no coasters since

LastHonestFool03
2005-08-05, 02:26 PM
I'm on win xp, and using the dvd burner that came with the PC, it's call "Record now! CD & DVD recording"

feralicious
2005-08-05, 04:21 PM
First things first. You don't download only until the next person completes, you download until you've uploaded at least as much as you downloaded. And always make sure you don't disconnect if you are the only seed. ;)

Now... on to RecordNow! Here's what you do:

select "Data Disc"
name it whatever you want in the "Volume Label" thing at the top
drag in your VIDEO_TS folder into the main window, no need to worry about the order of files
click on the red button on the lower right and wait til it's done

With this proggy you can also put files outside the VIDEO_TS folder such as txt, md5 or artwork. Most players will play the DVD with those files there.

If you care about your md5s for trading and stuff DON'T use Nero. It alters the bup files when it burns a DVD.

feralicious
2005-08-05, 04:52 PM
Feralicious, not sure what you mean by Nero's conversion of .bup files so they no longer match my md5 (newbie, remember?). I do have RecordNow already loaded on my PC, so maybe I'll try that. Didn't realize you could use it for burning downloaded files to DVD (I've been using it for CD burning with good results).

Thanks again for the help.Sorry. The md5 allows you to check the file hash and make sure you got it intact. If the md5 doesn't pass it means your files aren't in their original state. So a lot of DVDs come with md5s. So then if you download it and check the md5 and it's fine, then burn it with Nero, it alters a couple of the files in the VIDEO_TS folder for some reason, so then when you try to verify the files using the md5 it will fail even though the files will play fine. So it doesn't alter them in a way so as to ruin them, but it makes your md5 incorrect and it will fail verification. So in short, don't use Nero if you are going to trade and use the md5 files.

And yeah, use RecordNow... Here's how you do it (from a post I just made a few mnutes ago for someone else but newly improved!)

select "Data Disc"
name it whatever you want in the "Volume Label" thing at the top
drag in your VIDEO_TS folder into the main window, no need to worry about the order of files
drag in any txt, md5 or artwork files keeping them outside the VIDEO__TS folder
click on the red button on the lower right and wait til it's done

Most players will play DVDs with files outside the VIDEO_TS folder but I would test yours out with one.

AAR.oner
2005-08-05, 05:49 PM
^^^i'm pretty sure nero only does this when burning DVD-Video disc, not when burning data discs tho [DVD-ISO or DVD-UDF].

cvonw
2005-08-05, 07:16 PM
Sorry. The md5 allows you to check the file hash and make sure you got it intact. If the md5 doesn't pass it means your files aren't in their original state. So a lot of DVDs come with md5s. So then if you download it and check the md5 and it's fine, then burn it with Nero, it alters a couple of the files in the VIDEO_TS folder for some reason, so then when you try to verify the files using the md5 it will fail even though the files will play fine. So it doesn't alter them in a way so as to ruin them, but it makes your md5 incorrect and it will fail verification. So in short, don't use Nero if you are going to trade and use the md5 files.

And yeah, use RecordNow... Here's how you do it (from a post I just made a few mnutes ago for someone else but newly improved!)

select "Data Disc"
name it whatever you want in the "Volume Label" thing at the top
drag in your VIDEO_TS folder into the main window, no need to worry about the order of files
drag in any txt, md5 or artwork files keeping them outside the VIDEO__TS folder
click on the red button on the lower right and wait til it's done

Most players will play DVDs with files outside the VIDEO_TS folder but I would test yours out with one.

Alright, tried it with RecordNow as you suggested and everything seemed to work fine. I burned two DVDs, one with the extra files outside the VIDEO_TS folder and one without. Both play fine on my PC and look great. Neither will play on my standalone, though. It's a Panasonic RV30, admittedly a couple of years old. Guess it's back to the drawing board. :(

Maybe I'll go ahead and download the trial version of Nero and give it a shot. I'm not so concerned about the md5 problem. Does anyone know if I can get away with just downloading the DVD Rom burning module? I really don't need all the other stuff. Thanks again!

guygee
2005-08-05, 07:51 PM
(...)
If you care about your md5s for trading and stuff DON'T use Nero. It alters the bup files when it burns a DVD.

Well up until recently I have been strictly a music trader. I archive everything I get in compressed form (shn or flac), then play it though my computer sound card into my stereo system using plug-ins for winamp. For my car I may burn audio, but I never rerip for trading purposes. But recently I have finally downloaded a couple of torrents for video DVDs. As usual, I plan to archive everything I download on data DVD's (for trading purposes), then I'll be making seperate video DVDs to view.

So let me get this straight - if I burn the video data for archival purposes using Nero the md5's won't check anymore? Or does this only apply to making them into playable videos?

Thanks for your tips.

feralicious
2005-08-05, 10:17 PM
Just a hunch but I would think that it's not the software but the media or the standalone causing it not to play. Have you ever been able to play a DVD+/-R on it? Are you sure it supports it?

cvonw
2005-08-05, 11:52 PM
Just a hunch but I would think that it's not the software but the media or the standalone causing it not to play. Have you ever been able to play a DVD+/-R on it? Are you sure it supports it?

Yeah, the DVDs I've burned from digital home movies (same media) work fine on my standalone, so I don't think that's it. When I try to play the ones I burned with RecordNow I get a message on my player that says, "This type of disc cannot be played." :hmm:

Racerx2004
2005-08-06, 03:15 AM
This just shows that there is so much to learn...thank you guys for all the info.

:clap:

AAR.oner
2005-08-06, 10:02 AM
i'm *almost* positive it only occurs when burning a DVD-Video, not a data disc [DVD-ISO or DVD-UDF]...if i get some time ni the next few days, i'll run a few tests and see.

AAR.oner
2005-08-06, 10:06 AM
Yeah, the DVDs I've burned from digital home movies (same media) work fine on my standalone, so I don't think that's it. When I try to play the ones I burned with RecordNow I get a message on my player that says, "This type of disc cannot be played." :hmm:

i'm sure the program gives you two [or more] options for "disc type", a "data disc" or a "watchable dvd". in nero, you burn a data disc [called DVD-ISO] for archiving/trading purposes, and a "DVD-Video" to watch ona standalone.

i'm not sure what RecordNow calls em, but probly similar...maybe you burned a "data disc" type, and yer standalone can't read it?

LastHonestFool03
2005-08-06, 03:02 PM
turns out the DVD burner that came w/ my laptop doesn't burn DVDs, well it does, you just need to buy the full version

so I wanted to know whats some good DVD burning software?

please help, this is kinda urgent,gotta couple shows on my HD and its starting to fill it up, lol, so I wanna get one of em off it relatively soon

AAR.oner
2005-08-06, 03:17 PM
i use Nero, but it cost $

check videohelp.com or doom9.org for freeware

cvonw
2005-08-06, 05:02 PM
You can try Burnatonce (http://www.burnatonce.com/). Free and for me 100% reliable.

Damn, this is maddening. :mad: So what the heck, I tried downloading burnatonce. Then I noted I also had to download ProDVD, which I did. Then I dutifully plugged in the required key code. Everything seemed to set up OK. Twice I tried to burn a DVD, with the same result: My burner kicked it out and burnatonce said "there were some errors, consult the key log." Checking the burnatonce forums, it said that the most common errors were an incorrect key code (not likely, as I copied/pasted it) or expired version of ProDVD, also not likely as I just downloaded it. Unless someone's got a clue about this, Nero here I come. So far I've tried ArcSoft, DVD Santa and now burnatonce. Maybe the fourth time's the charm? :eek:

cvonw
2005-08-06, 06:14 PM
OK, I'm ready to throw in the towel. Just downloaded the demo version of Nero. I burned a DVD following the instructions on videohelp.com. It plays fine on my PC, but WILL NOT PLAY on my standalone. I get the same "This type of disc cannot be played." :mad: :mad: :mad:

What the heck am I doing wrong? My standalone player will play any commercial DVD as well as DVD+Rs friends have burned and DVD+Rs I burned from my digital camcorder movies. But it won't play these discs burned from VIDEO_TS folders. I've got about 10 gig of video on my hard drive right now that I can't view except on my computer. I've got a friend who's totally into Pink Floyd who I would like to send the Live 8 set to, but I don't have any idea if it will play on his standalone. Help!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

feralicious
2005-08-06, 09:17 PM
Have you tried to do it however your friends did it? Do you have an external drive you can take to your friend's and burn it there? Or actually you can give them the DVDs you burned and have them rip it and burn it and see if it works.

But don't give up!

thisistoto
2005-08-07, 05:44 AM
Im guessing you are on a PC.


Nero or Roxio will do fine.

AAR.oner
2005-08-07, 09:19 AM
did you select DVD-Video as yer project type? or DVD-ISO or DVD-UDF or ______?

OK, I'm ready to throw in the towel. Just downloaded the demo version of Nero. I burned a DVD following the instructions on videohelp.com. It plays fine on my PC, but WILL NOT PLAY on my standalone. I get the same "This type of disc cannot be played." :mad: :mad: :mad:

What the heck am I doing wrong? My standalone player will play any commercial DVD as well as DVD+Rs friends have burned and DVD+Rs I burned from my digital camcorder movies. But it won't play these discs burned from VIDEO_TS folders. I've got about 10 gig of video on my hard drive right now that I can't view except on my computer. I've got a friend who's totally into Pink Floyd who I would like to send the Live 8 set to, but I don't have any idea if it will play on his standalone. Help!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

AAR.oner
2005-08-07, 09:19 AM
what type of standalone is -- make & model?

cvonw
2005-08-07, 12:18 PM
Well hallelujah! Nero worked. :D Just popped a disc I made with it into my standalone, and the menus worked and it played fine. Guess I should have saved myself the trouble and went with Nero in the first place.

Many thanks to all of you who offered advice and help. Case closed: Mission accomplished! :clap:

cvonw
2005-08-07, 12:27 PM
Well hallelujah! Nero worked. :D Just popped a disc I made with it into my standalone, and the menus worked and it played fine. Guess I should have saved myself the trouble and went with Nero in the first place.

Many thanks to all of you who offered advice and help. Case closed: Mission accomplished! :clap:

Oh yeah, just to clarify my previous post about Nero not creating a disc that I could play on my home unit. Turns out--like the newbie fool I am--I used PAL format files (of the Pink Floyd Live 8 performance) for my test burn, so no surprise that they didn't play on my U.S. format standalone. Last night I downloaded the NTSC version, and then it worked like a charm. Lesson learned, the hard way. Sorry to raise such a ruckus, but all's well that ends well. Thanks again! :wave:

feralicious
2005-08-07, 12:33 PM
Oh yeah, just to clarify my previous post about Nero not creating a disc that I could play on my home unit. Turns out--like the newbie fool I am--I used PAL format files (of the Pink Floyd Live 8 performance) for my test burn, so no surprise that they didn't play on my U.S. format standalone. Last night I downloaded the NTSC version, and then it worked like a charm. Lesson learned, the hard way. Sorry to raise such a ruckus, but all's well that ends well. Thanks again! :wave: :lol :clap:

feralicious
2005-08-07, 12:43 PM
I'm loving RecordNow!. Haven't had a problem yet. And the DVDs I burn as data with extra stuff outside the VIDE0_TS folder have played with no problems.

thisistoto
2005-08-08, 01:34 AM
^ a lot of people love that program

LastHonestFool03
2005-08-08, 02:04 AM
actually I'm on a laptop, and I got the free version of nero for now

my recordnow that came with it is only a partial version, n this versionon mine doesnt have DVD-burning capabilities

frank3si
2005-08-11, 12:30 PM
I was going to post about this, but used the Search and hit this thread. I had similar problems with three DVDs in Nero Burning ROM. When I went to copy the contents of the Video_TSO folder into the to-be-burned pane, I got a message that the VOB and IFO did not agree. It still allowed me to burn the DVDs, but though the images played they had no sound. A third DVD, at the same step, noted that the video file reallocation had failed - this disc just loaded a frozen image.

In all three cases, I was able to use NeroVision Express and load the VOB files into projects and then create my own menus, and the resulting DVDs play and sound fine. So, I guess that's something of a workaround.

Has any one seen this VOB vs IFO disagreement message?

Frank

mherrman26
2005-08-11, 10:54 PM
I'm new at this and I'm wondering how to properly burn this Sting DVD I just got off of Traders Den. What type of DVD do I need and what burning method do I use to rip this onto my DVD? Thank you so much if anyone can help me out.

feralicious
2005-08-11, 11:02 PM
I was going to post about this, but used the Search and hit this thread. I had similar problems with three DVDs in Nero Burning ROM. When I went to copy the contents of the Video_TSO folder into the to-be-burned pane, I got a message that the VOB and IFO did not agree. It still allowed me to burn the DVDs, but though the images played they had no sound. A third DVD, at the same step, noted that the video file reallocation had failed - this disc just loaded a frozen image.

In all three cases, I was able to use NeroVision Express and load the VOB files into projects and then create my own menus, and the resulting DVDs play and sound fine. So, I guess that's something of a workaround.

Has any one seen this VOB vs IFO disagreement message?

FrankDamn, I hate to say yes and then not have a solution. But there's a fix for it... let me see if I can remember it. The site it was on doesn't seem to exist anymore. I got the fix from the forum site that went with Savage Jaw and I don't remember what it was called but Savage Jaw is no longer a BT site and doesn't seem to link to the other site... maybe I have my registration email saved... no I don't see it.

It was something like copying the .bup file and changing the extension to .ifo, replacing your original .ifo file. You can always try it. Back up your originals first.

AAR.oner
2005-08-12, 07:04 AM
There are a few ways you can go about this, i will give you the way i do it, which entails you burning two copies: one to archive/trade with [data disc] and one to watch on yer standalone DVD player [DVd-Video disc].

DVD-Video [watchable copy]:
1. open Nero Burning ROM. Choose "DVD" as yer disc and "DVD-Video" as yer project format, then Click "New" to open up yer new project.
2. Select *all* of the files from the Sting show's "Video_TS folder" [all .ifo, .bup, and .vob files] and drag them to the "RED Video_TS folder" in the new project's window [left side of Nero window]
3. Click Burn...

Data Disc:
1. open Nero Burning ROM. Choose "DVD" as yer disc and "DVD-ROM (UDF/ISO)" as yer project format, then Click "New" to open up yer new project.
2. Select the Sting show's Root Folder [main folder with all contents in it] and drag it over to the Project window.
3. Click Burn...

AAR.oner
2005-08-12, 07:07 AM
Store the Data Disc away for copying for future trades, and use yer DVD-Video for watching. There are other ways which someone might share, but i find this to be the best method for trading.

also, re: "what kind of DVD?" i'm guessing you mean DVD+R or DVD-R? it doesn't matter, other than you need to check: a) does your DVD Burner support both formats, and b) does yer standalone DVD player play both formats. which you should use will be based on those two answers.

AAR.oner
2005-08-12, 07:18 AM
you might wanna check over at http://www.videohelp.com for some fixes/explanations... also if the Phish torrent you had problems with is still active, see if anyone else has had a similar issue when trying to burn.

frank3si
2005-08-13, 10:20 AM
Thanks as always for the tips and suggestions... :clap:

Frank

thisistoto
2005-08-13, 05:20 PM
I have a Plextor INternal PX-708A DVD Burner, and its up to 8x. But the thing only ever really burns at 1x. I have used a bunch of different media, and even with TY's it will only go up to 1x.


Any ideas?

AAR.oner
2005-08-13, 06:49 PM
firmwares updated?
is it a slave to another drive?

screwball
2005-08-14, 02:50 AM
I've had a plextor writer on a computer that i don't have anymore, but i know there was a place in the options or settings to set the speed. Look around in the menus, it's there.

thisistoto
2005-08-14, 05:40 AM
Its the master and has a slave :whip:


I will check on the firmware thanks.

saltman
2005-08-14, 12:09 PM
sounds like bad media to me. or it is really slave.
can it play dvds fine?

thisistoto
2005-08-14, 12:58 PM
YEa it plays dvd perfectly. And im 100% sure it isnt the slave.

range_hood
2005-08-14, 04:03 PM
Is it connected to a harddrive?
You shouldnīt connect harddisks and optical devices together.

thisistoto
2005-08-15, 04:14 AM
No its on its own line.



Does burning with the option "Buffer Underun Prevention" slow down speeds?

range_hood
2005-08-15, 05:09 AM
Does burning with the option "Buffer Underun Prevention" slow down speeds?
No, normally it doesnīt.

Are/is your harddrive/s correctly recognized by the Bios? Maybe itīs in a too slow mode.

post #4:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=84090

feralicious
2005-08-15, 02:29 PM
Is it connected to a harddrive?
You shouldnīt connect harddisks and optical devices together.Really? Why is that? I'm pretty sure I've done it in the past.

thisistoto
2005-08-15, 04:02 PM
Iv upgraded the firmware and still its sloooooooooooooooooooow.

thisistoto
2005-08-15, 04:04 PM
No, normally it doesnīt.

Are/is your harddrive/s correctly recognized by the Bios? Maybe itīs in a too slow mode.

post #4:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=84090


how do i check that?

thisistoto
2005-08-15, 04:06 PM
But even when I burn from my DVD drive to the plextor dvd writer its slow.........which is understandable actually.


Im going to try to burn from another hard drive.




thanks for the help btw.

saltman
2005-08-15, 04:13 PM
one more thing.... if you use nero (other programs may do this too) you can do a test burn. do this and see what speeds it gets. If it is slow, it could be you have outdated eide drivers. update those and you will good to go. That is assuming it's an ide hdd and dvd as opposed to SATA.
I'm still betting on poor media though :)

thisistoto
2005-08-15, 04:20 PM
its IDE. And its not the media, i can guarantee you that. I burn TYs, Verbatim, Ridata, Fujis, etc.

feralicious
2005-08-15, 04:59 PM
how do i check that?Toto, try reading through this thread.
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4678&highlight=slow+burn

Particulary this post, the second one

Check this out bro...
I noticed a similar problem a few days ago and did a google search and was comforted to see I wasn't alone... not only were my burning speeds more than doubled (audio discs that would burn in 4 minutes at 16x were taking 8-9 minutes and videos that would burn in 15 minutes at 4x were taking over half an hour) but my computer was also running very very sluggish whenever I would engage a burn... a problem I never had before.

I came across this suggestion and I am back to burning as good as new.

Go to CONTROL PANEL -> SYSTEM -> HARDWARE -> click on DEVICE MANAGER...
Find the IDE ATA/ATAPI CONTROLLERS section and expand the list (it should now show 3 items) double click on the PRIMARY IDE CHANNEL -> click on the ADVANCED SETTING tab... if it says PIO in the CURRENT TRANSFER MODE you found your problem! Now check the same with your SECONDARY IDE CHANNEL.

Now to fix it...
Back at the DEVICE MANAGER -> IDE ATA/ATAPI CONTROLLERS section... right click on PRIMARY IDE CHANNEL and select UNINSTALL. Confirm to continue, but DO NOT RESTART THE CPU AT THIS TIME.
Repeat the same uninstall process for the SECONDARY IDE CHANNEL... this time restart the computer.
This will force Windows to automatically reinstall the IDE drivers.
Then restart the computer again and you should be good to go.
Like I said, I had a similar 'slow burning' problem to the one you described and this worked like a charm.
Hope it helps!

(Thanks goes to posts at www.cdrinfo.com and www.gidforums.com)

LastHonestFool03
2005-08-16, 02:12 AM
Okay, so I received this 4.598 DVD in a B&P offer (I'm trying to burn this to burn this one for you toto)

and when I try to burn it for a trade, I can't seem to get it right

I inserted the original DVD into my drive and copied all the files and placed them in a temporary folder (I made afolder and named it "Temporary Phish Files") when I pasted them in it, all the files copied fine except 01_4 VOB

so then I tried jsut copying the 01_4 VOB file into the temporary folder, and the same error came up

the error is:

"Cannot copy VTS_01_4: Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

any help?

feralicious
2005-08-16, 02:38 PM
Don't know what that error means, but, if what you received is a vdeo dvd you should rip it rather than just copy the files. If you are on a pc use DVDDecrypter (you'll have to google it, they're no longer supporting it), if you are on a Mac use MacTheRipper which can be found on version tracker.

That may or may not solve your problem.

feralicious
2005-08-16, 02:48 PM
haha...
googling (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22Cannot+copy+VTS_01_4%3A+Data+error+%28cyclic+redundancy+check%29%22&btnG=Google+Search) that error message turned up a pro wrestling torrent site. :lol

thisistoto
2005-08-16, 08:43 PM
Do you have 2 dvd drives on your computer?

thisistoto
2005-08-16, 08:45 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclic_redundancy_check


http://www.mathpages.com/home/kmath458.htm


http://www.softwarepatch.com/tips/cyclic-redundancy.html


http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/cyclicRedundancyCheck.html



Knock yourself out....

LastHonestFool03
2005-08-16, 11:53 PM
thanks guys, I'm looking into it now

thanks for the links toto

::::click click::::

will let you all know

LastHonestFool03
2005-08-16, 11:54 PM
and no, I only have 1 DVD drive on my computer

LastHonestFool03
2005-08-17, 12:21 AM
awesome, I used DVD Decrypter like feralicious suggested and they all transferred fine

have no fear toto! I got your shit in the burner right now!

feralicious
2005-08-17, 10:45 AM
:thumbsup

I had a feeling
a feeling deep inside
oh yeah

LastHonestFool03
2005-08-17, 08:32 PM
okay, well I have the 1st DVD of the 2 for you burned Toto, the 2nd is not copying all the files like the 1st one, I'll try one of those links, one of em has a program on it to recover the data

any other help anyone may have would be appreciated :)

thisistoto
2005-08-17, 09:35 PM
Yea i actually just ran into a problem too with a disc I just got in, and it wasnt able to transfer over decrypter either. Blah.

tbk420
2005-08-19, 07:10 AM
This may sound obvious, but sometimes I have a problem transferring if the disk is dirty or smudged. Once cleaned properly, Decrypter has no problem. Also, I assume you're using the "Read ISO" mode.

pinball9
2005-08-20, 03:47 PM
About a month ago I bought a DVD burner (Optowrite DD0405), and it never burned a DVD. Power Calibration errors always came up. I tried a few different kinds of media, and none of them worked. I was told that the drive may be defective. It was still under warrenty, so I brought it back and got a new drive of the same model. This one has the same problem. I was wondering if anyone could help me before I decide to trash it and buy a new model. Is it possible that both drives are defective? Maybe something is wrong on my end. I dunno, but any feedback would be apprecitated.

Thanks

AAR.oner
2005-08-20, 04:17 PM
try updating to the latest firmware first. check the manufacturers website.

also you can try reading thru the info and tests at cdrinfo http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Reviews/Specific.aspx?ArticleId=9279

pinball9
2005-08-20, 04:46 PM
hmmmmm well I have Firmware V. 160E, and when I went to see if there was an upgrade, it said the latest they had was v. 160E. Also I noticed the test computer they used had 512 MB of ram. I only have 256 MB. Maybe I don't have enough ram to burn DVDs. If it is any consilation, My power supply is only 250 watts, and I also updgraded my hard drive from 40 mb to 240 mb, so I was thinking maybe I simply don't have the power to burn DVDs. A few people I know told me that could be the problem, but some also say that the power has nothing to do with it. You see, I have a 4 year old computer than I just started upgrading some parts. maybe ram and power supply are what I need to upgrade next. Could that be a factor?

Thanks

AAR.oner
2005-08-20, 04:54 PM
RAM could definitely be yer problem...256MB is pretty low in re: to todays technologies with burning...powersupply is a bit less likely...

i would upgrade yer RAM to *atleast* 512MB, but 1GB is nicer!

pinball9
2005-08-20, 05:10 PM
Next week sometime I'll go buy another 512 MB, and let you know how it turns out. No point in Buying a new DVD burner if they are all having the same problem due to something wrong on my end.

saltman
2005-08-22, 05:38 PM
don't think ram is gonna help you. It's probably the DVD player going bad. DVD burning programs go through a series of checks one of which is power calibration prior to start. Yours is failing. It could be your power supply but I highly doubt it. You've got a bad DVD player AGAIN. arrrgh.

Take it out and try it in a buddies computer. If it works it's probably something else. Put your buddies power supply in your computer and see if it makes a difference. Good Luck

pinball9
2005-08-23, 07:17 PM
surprisingly, RAM was the problem. I bought another 512 mb and added that to my 256 mb, and now I can burn DVDs. Thanks for all your help everybody.

saltman
2005-08-23, 07:33 PM
wow. I stand corrected. Keep an eye on the burner though. ;)
a sign of it going bad is carazy buffer levels. If when it's burning, you can see it going from 20 to 90 to 10 to 90.... it's a matter of weeks.

phishy13
2005-08-28, 01:05 PM
so i just started downloading dvd's. i finished 11/27/01 phil and friends. now i don't know how to get it onto dvd. my friend said keep everything that downloaded, other than the text file in there. he said inside the folder i saved it, create 2 more folders, on labeled AUDIO_TS and the other labeled VIDEO_TS. he said put everything that downloaded inside the VIDEO_TS folder and leave nothing in the AUDIO_TS folder. he said then go to the dvd burner put the blank in and just pull over the main folder where everything is stored. i burned that, it completed but it seems to only be a data disc. it still has the 2 folders i created and the vob or vos or whatever the files and the smaller files as well. when i put that disc into my dvd player it said there was no playback. please tell me what i need to do from the time the download is completed until the time i can watch the actual dvd on my t.v. thanks for the help.

TheMamba
2005-08-28, 01:32 PM
Looks like you kinda doubled up.

You want to burn the AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS folders only onto the disc.

It sounds like you had the Audio and Video folders INSIDE another folder and then burned all 3 folders to disc.

It should only be the Audio and Video_TS folders.

AAR.oner
2005-08-28, 01:54 PM
tho some feel it might be overkill, i always burn two disc per show--a "data disc" for archiving and trading with, and a DVD-Video disc for watching on the standalone.

DATA DISC--burn a DVD-ROM [UDF/ISO] disc with *EVERYTHING* that came with the show [video files, info txt, checksum, etc]. this can be archived, and then used to copy from for other people when trading thru snail mail.

DVD-Video disc--if you use Nero, select DVD-Video as yer project type, then drag everything from the show's Video_TS folder [.ifo, .bup, and .vob files] to the *red Video_TS folder* in the project window...then burn
if you use another program, you can simply do as Mamba said--create an *empty* Audio_TS folder, and then a Video_TS folder which contains all the .ifo/.bup/.vob files

ohkeepa
2005-08-28, 10:17 PM
this problem has stumped every board i have posted it on, even gateway support

here is what happens:
1. I put a dvd into the drive to copy it.
2. I start up dvdx copy
3. I copy the dvd, no problems
4. i put the new copy of the dvd back into the drive to see if it worked and it wont read

but it will play in every other dvd player i have

ohkeepa
2005-08-29, 01:08 PM
nobody?

range_hood
2005-08-29, 01:53 PM
What system are you on?
What does "every other player" mean? standalone? pc drive?

TheMamba
2005-08-29, 01:56 PM
This may sound silly but...

Do you even have a program on your computer that plays DVD's?

Meaning....your DVD burning program may be able to read and write the DVD files but can it "play" them?

phishy13
2005-08-29, 08:37 PM
so i figured it out. everything worked with that advice. i simply used the 2 folders and using the 2 inside the main one must have caused a problem. now my problem is the same for the phish show i just downloaded. it burned and played fine on my pc but that playback error on my dvd player. not sure why. at first i thought it was cause i had everything in lower case. went back and put the empty AUDIO_TS folder in then added the VIDEO_TS folder that contained everything. same end result. can anyone tell me now what is wrong. doing the same thing as i just did with the phil and friends show. thanks

AAR.oner
2005-08-29, 10:19 PM
what make/model DVD player do you have? it could incompatability issues with the standalone.

other wise, check and see if there are only .ifo, .bup, and .vob files in the VIDEO_TS folder...sometimes, if there is an .md5 checksum *inside* the VIDEO_TS folder, it'll cause problems with a standalone.

TheMamba
2005-08-29, 10:23 PM
what make/model DVD player do you have? it could incompatability issues with the standalone.

other wise, check and see if there are only .ifo, .bup, and .vob files in the VIDEO_TS folder...sometimes, if there is an .md5 checksum *inside* the VIDEO_TS folder, it'll cause problems with a standalone.

Dang, you beat me to it Aaron.

TheMamba
2005-08-29, 10:26 PM
I just did a Phish search in Video BT here. I didn't see any PAL DVD's - all NTSC so there goes what I was thinking on that.

Which show is it that you're talking about phishy? Throw a link out here.

AAR.oner
2005-08-29, 10:27 PM
Dang, you beat me to it Aaron.
Mwahahahahaha...

btw, thanks for helpin out around here Mamba...much appreciated :D

TheMamba
2005-08-29, 10:33 PM
Mwahahahahaha...

btw, thanks for helpin out around here Mamba...much appreciated :D

No problem, man. Glad to help. :cool:

burglecutt
2005-08-29, 11:01 PM
Due to the fact I have a crappy burning software, i burn all my DVDs as a data disc and they all play on my stand alone.....except for one. and i actually have just handed it out to see if it will play on my buddys player. There is some techspeak about these Dvds being made with higher butrates that are not so easily read by some players. im thinking this might be the case with the JGB93 DVD recently torrented

AAR.oner
2005-08-29, 11:10 PM
Due to the fact I have a crappy burning software, i burn all my DVDs as a data disc and they all play on my stand alone.....except for one. and i actually have just handed it out to see if it will play on my buddys player. There is some techspeak about these Dvds being made with higher butrates that are not so easily read by some players. im thinking this might be the case with the JGB93 DVD recently torrented
good call burglecutt...some older standalones can't handle bitrates higher than 8 Mbps [i think]...a make/model would help in determining if that's yer problem

phishy13
2005-08-29, 11:13 PM
i use record now i believe it is called. a burner from my pc. i had you guys help me with the phil and friends show. after the advice with the folders i reburned it and it played well on the pc and my dvd player. so i just got the 4/29/90 phish show and did the 2 folder thing and it didn't play on that same dvd player, but fine on the pc. tried to reburn it cause i had the folders in lower case and thought it needed to be in all caps. same end result. has me stumped. but i now have 2 good data type discs of it. or at least it works on the pc just not on my dvd player.

phishy13
2005-08-29, 11:17 PM
here is the show

http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=11326

and i have a newer dvd/vcr combo box. it's made by sylvania but again the phil and friends from 12/27/02 or whatever the date of the beacon theatre works and plays on it after i got the advice of the folders and burning it. on the recordnow program, i got under the data burning option. would that matter. i mean again that is what i did for the phil and friends so i did figure that it would work again

AAR.oner
2005-08-29, 11:47 PM
is there a DVD-Video option [thats what its called in Nero]? if so, try that.

ohkeepa
2005-08-30, 04:42 AM
im running on winxp home
and yes i have dvd playback software.... its just really strange, the dvds I burn will play in everything else.. standalone dvd players, other computer.... even my xbox... but my pc(the one that made the copy) wont read it.

but dvds other people have burned for me with their computers read fine in it

range_hood
2005-08-30, 07:32 AM
At what speeds do you burn? Try it slower. Do you have the newest firmware for your drive? Have you tried a different media.

I had a similar problem with cd-rs from Traxdata on my old Cd-burner. They played fine on all other drives, but the device I burnt it with never read the cds. I switched to different media.

aikox2
2005-08-30, 12:16 PM
I had a very similar problem with my CD burner right before it died altogether and I had to replace it:

I could burn succesful CDs that played on my CD player, but I could not read or open any CDs/CD-ROMs (audio or software) with that drive. My drive would burn files, but would not read them.

It was an excellent Lite-on burner, and I probably burned well over 3,000 discs before it died, so I got my money's worth out of it.

Aiko

fatoldpig
2005-08-30, 01:36 PM
is it anything to do with scms set to 1, so it'll only copy one time? just a silly guess.

saltman
2005-08-30, 02:06 PM
computer burning software don't do scms that I know of, or atleast by default. if you're referring to serial copy management system. SCUMS. and it would read regardless just not write.

ohkeepa
2005-08-30, 07:22 PM
i have tried all different sorts of media
doesnt matter what i use, just wont read the ones it burns

gsmyth79
2005-08-31, 08:30 PM
I was wondering what the difference is between "4x" and "4x DVD" when you set write speed? The "Help" for Toast bites and gives no info about this whatsoever. I also came up blank at the Roxio website.

I'm using Toast Titanium on OS10.3.9.

Thanks in advance.

ffooky
2005-08-31, 08:57 PM
4x refers to CD-R/W speed and 4x DVD refers to DVD-/+R/W speed.

gsmyth79
2005-08-31, 09:01 PM
Thanks ffooky, you are very knowledgeable.

One more question: why does it give the 4x option when burning a DVD?

ffooky
2005-08-31, 09:11 PM
Because it's one of the theoretically available speeds for DVD burning. Once you have a blank in the drive, the speeds given in bold are those that are actually available to you.

gsmyth79
2005-08-31, 09:26 PM
Ah, I usually hit record when the drive is still open. Thanks again!

ffooky
2005-08-31, 09:35 PM
No worries. I was a bit perplexed as to how come you were asking these questions but you've just explained it :)

There really are a lot of nice new features in Toast 7 but the imminent 7.0.1 is definitely needed to address the bugs.

gsmyth79
2005-08-31, 09:53 PM
Yeah, that's going to be one of my next purchases I believe.

Pot Worm
2005-09-01, 10:09 PM
I was wondering if anyone knows how to convert AVI DVD files to a useable format for Toast on a Mac? I havn't had any success searching the web or the trial by error method. Or for that matter, is it worth the trouble?
Any help is greatly appreciated!

Pot Worm
:hmm:

ffooky
2005-09-02, 03:20 AM
If you mean you want to convert AVI (DivX, XviD) to (S)VCD/DVD then Toast 7 is what you need, though it is of course not free.

The best free (well, shareware) option is ffmpegx <http://homepage.mac.com/major4/>. If you have the DivX/Xvid components <http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~naegelic/index.php> installed in /Library/QuickTime you can use the DVD ffmpeg Quick Preset, if not you'll need to use the DVD mpeg2enc one. Whichever preset you do use, I'd advise you to skip through and check the converted files all the way to end before burning.

If you do have the components above installed and the file plays in QuickTime, you can *probably* use Toast 6 but the encoder is much improved in 7. Check the file with VLC first to check which audio codec was used as, if it was AC3, you'll need to install the QT AC3 component as well <http://www.insaneness.com/ac3.html>.

Pot Worm
2005-09-02, 06:24 PM
Thanks...I'll have to check into that. I am running on Toast 6 right now, so I'll get to those sites and look around. :D

LucasHD
2005-09-04, 07:16 PM
I keep getting a burn process failed at the end of the burn. It says something along the lines of could not do disk at once or something. Someone please help, im tired of using up DVD Rs

AAR.oner
2005-09-05, 01:43 AM
what is the specific error yer gettin?

if yer trying to burn a watchable disc for yer standalone dvd player, just open Nero Burning ROM...choose "DVD-Video"...drag *all* of the contents from the show's Video_TS folder to the *red Video_TS* folder in the projects window...then click burn

dmbmark
2005-09-15, 06:04 PM
i just downloaded a DVD torrent and i dont know how to burn it...they are VOB files and i can't drag them into my burner program...

is there a software that i have to download in order to burn these files?

any help would be great.
thanks.

U2Lynne
2005-09-15, 06:12 PM
I'm moving this to Technobabble. Have a look/search in this forum (Technobabble) for burning DVDs. We've gone over it many times. If you have more specific problems after reading those threads, post back here.

dmbmark
2005-09-15, 06:27 PM
i still can't find a converter for these VOB files....is there something that i need to download?

please help...thanks.

TheMamba
2005-09-15, 08:06 PM
What program are you using?

dmbmark
2005-09-15, 09:59 PM
What program are you using?

i use Sonic Burning Program...

paddington
2005-09-15, 10:42 PM
i still can't find a converter for these VOB files....is there something that i need to download?

please help...thanks.

what are you trying to convert them to?

U2Lynne
2005-09-15, 11:07 PM
Sonic will not burn a VIDEO_TS folder (vob, bup, ifo files). You need to search in this forum for DVD Burning and then there will be several threads that go over different programs to use to burn a DVD.

tleaves04
2005-09-17, 10:10 AM
I have been trying to burn a DVD that I downloaded here, and nero continues to give me a dvd reallocation error. CloneDVD won't burn it either. Any suggestions?

AAR.oner
2005-09-17, 10:59 AM
did you first try verifying the checksum to make sure everything is there properly?

next, i believe Nero gives you the option to continue burning even tho its reporting the error [this error is a bug in Nero], if so try it. alot of times, it will play just fine on yer standalne DVD player.

also, make sure the firmware for your particular drive is up-to-date [this shouldn't affect the "error message" in Nero, but is important none the less]...usually at the website for the drives manufacturer.

lastly, try searching over at http://forums.afterdawn.com & http://forum.digital-digest.com for more info...goodluck!

feralicious
2005-09-18, 03:41 PM
Search here too cuz I've seen this question before. If I remember correctly I think Aaron's right, you can ignore it and it will be okay.

roggae94
2005-09-24, 03:01 PM
I've recently downloaded a Soulive DVD but I'm unsure what I need to do to convert the .vob files so I can burn onto a DVD-R disc. Is there some freeware that I need or any tips that someone can pass along?

Thanks in advance.

Five
2005-09-24, 03:32 PM
don't convert them

create an emty folder called AUDIO_TS and also add the VIDEO_TS folder, then burn. this should work in a standalone DVD player. Use Nero or whatever. Also backup the original data files and info included with the show on another disc.

roggae94
2005-09-24, 04:42 PM
I've used a ISO program along with DVD decrypter that said the same thing to use a video_ts and an audio_ts folder but when I burned the disc my player says it cannot play this type of DVD.

If I create the video_ts and audio_ts folders where do I put the files that I've downloaded? Should I create a folder that contains both of the files mentioned with the downloaded files in the video_ts folder?

This is my first DVD download and I just need a little direction.

Thanks again.

Five
2005-09-24, 06:07 PM
the files you downloaded should be in a folder. open that folder, inside is a VIDEO_TS folder. the stuff in this VIDEO_TS folder should go in the VIDEO_TS folder that you burn. just add the empty AUDIO_TS folder. when you burn the disc just make it with the AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS folders, no others.

the stuff in the VIDEO_TS folder is a bunch of .vob files and a couple .ifo and .bup files.

aperfecttool
2005-09-29, 03:59 PM
Ok, so this is what is the problem I know to make audio_ts & video_ts folders. The thing is this I am trying to burn these VOB files with NERO but what mode do I burn them in? I have the files on my harddrive , so obviously need to get em to the DVD! D o I burn the image to a disc??? I would appreciate it so much if someone could point me in the direction I need to go! Much thx!

AAR.oner
2005-09-29, 04:20 PM
to burn a "watchable" copy for yer DVD player:
Open Nero Burning ROM
Select DVD-Video
Drag ALL of the contents of the show's VIDEO_TS folder [.ifo, .bup, and .vob files] to the red VIDEO_TS folder in the project window.
Burn disc.

some DVD player will also play "data discs", which you would select DVD-ROM (UDF/ISO), and then drag the shows VIDEO_TS folder *and* AUDIO_TS folder to the project window.

for archiving and trading, you might wanna burn it as a data disc and include the info texts and checksums

antsmarchn
2005-10-03, 03:38 AM
I downloaded a dmb dvd from here and when I click disc 1 or disc 2 there is video_ts folder. Using Nero 6, do I need to burn this entire folder or just the files contained within? Im quite confused as this will be the first dvd that I burn. Sorry if this has been asked or is stupid, but I just dont want to make a coaster. THX

TheMamba
2005-10-03, 07:00 AM
Yes, the Video_TS folder is the one you want to burn.

In Nero, select the watchable/playable DVD option. This should give you an Audio_TS and Video_TS folder in the image window.

Drag all the files from the downloaded Video_TS folder into the "image" Video_TS folder. The Audio_TS folder will stay empty. Burn away...

alg
2005-10-03, 07:07 AM
Using the same software as u

1 Open/select dvd-video
2 Drag video_TS folder into left hand box of nero
3 Follow nero wizard to burn

Only thing I have not sussed is making menus work. Just need more practice :)

what_the_deuce
2005-10-06, 04:12 PM
Downloaded my first dvd, and now that it is complete, im not sure how to burn it on to dvd-r. I assume the files i downloaded needed to be converted and that i will need software to do it. Short story long, i was just wondering what i need to do to burn my dave and tim show onto dvd-r. Thanks...

Brandon

AAR.oner
2005-10-06, 06:45 PM
do you have Nero or a similar DVD burning program?

the downloaded show does not need to be converted...they are in dvd format already [.bup, .ifo, .vob files]

Vintage
2005-10-06, 07:09 PM
I've gotten great results with Burn at Once, which is available for free at http://www.burnatonce.com

slslbs
2005-10-06, 11:56 PM
This is a long post but I tried to be as specific as possible.

I downloaded the Phish Video Montage DVD. I was able to view it on my pc (Dell, XP prof.OS) using VLC media player. I recently bought a DVD burner - NEC DVD RW ND-3540A and Nero 6 software. I burned (?burnt?) all of the files from the torrent (except the MD5 checks). I used a Verbatim 16 x DVD+R disc (review in cdfreaks.com gave this media a high rating with this burner). When I tried to watch the video on my pc using Nero Showtime, the audio worked but the video didn't - black screen. I was able to watch the video from the DVD when I opened it with VLC. The biggest problem is that when I put the disc in my DVD player (Samsung P-231) all I saw was an FBI warning followed by a title saying "TeamHood production". The disc itself wouldn't play. I kept on getting the stop logo (red circle with a line in the middle). :( I previously emailed Samsung and they said the player could play both DVD+R and DVD-R.
Anyone have any ideas :confused:
Thanks for your help

AAR.oner
2005-10-07, 12:05 PM
what kind of disc did you burn: DVD-ROM (ISO) or DVD-VIDEO?

to burn a watchable copy, choose DVD-Video as the disc type, drag *all* of the files in the show's VIDEO_TS folder [.iso, .bup, & .vob files] tot he *red VIDEO_TS folder* in the project window...then burn.

i would back up show for trading/archiving on a data disc [DVD-ROM (UDF/ISO)] and simply drag the entire show's folder to the project window and burn [including md5, infotext, etc]

slslbs
2005-10-07, 12:11 PM
Thanks. I did use the DVD video tool and also dragged over all of the files. I dragged the files over, not the whole folder, if that makes a difference.

AAR.oner
2005-10-07, 12:31 PM
i usually just select all files > drag to the red Video_TS folder...try again, if it doesn't work, i would post in the show's thread and see if others are having any prblems

TheMamba
2005-10-07, 01:13 PM
Have you tried re-burning the show? Just a thought...could be some weird funk-o/pseudo burn screw up...

feralicious
2005-10-07, 03:07 PM
I don't know why it won't play in your stand alone, but the fact that VLC plays it but Showtime won't makes me think you may be missing a codec of some sort. Will Showtime play it off your HDD?

onemanguitarband
2005-10-07, 04:01 PM
I'm not really sure why it is having trouble with your computer play back. But I wonder about your standalone player. Have you used any DVD+/-R burned by other people in it? The particular model you have seems to have some terrible reviews.

I have a Samsung Upconverting DVD player (their top of the line player) and it is great in many regards, but can be quite picky about the burner used to create the disc (even using the best quality media). In fact you can use crappy media as long as you use an HP 630i burner.

The playback problem on the computer is puzzling, if you haven't played back DVD+/-Rs before, you might want to see if you can get your hands on some that were burned by someone else, to narrow down the problem.

slslbs
2005-10-07, 07:11 PM
I may have figured out the problem. When I went to play the video, I got a message saying that I need to purchase the DVD video plug in for $24.99. Anyone know of an alternative?

AAR.oner
2005-10-07, 07:31 PM
just use VLC...screw 25 buckz for DVD viewing on yer comp :disbelief

slslbs
2005-10-07, 09:13 PM
I would like to burn the video to DVD. can i do this with VLC (I couldn't figure that out). I thought I should be able to do that with Nero without buying extra stuff.
thanks

brentmac1
2005-10-08, 07:10 AM
After downloading a moe. dvd I have used sonic recordnow to burn the data on to dvds. They won't play on my home dvd player. I downloaded the free version of burnatonce, how do I use it to burn playable dvds?

alg
2005-10-08, 11:52 AM
Sorry again to post re dvd burning. I have searched with no joy prior to posting.
DVD -nero 6 reloaded-drag video_ts to left box method results in initial menu and playable disc. I cannot get the track selectable menu to appear on the dvd. I khow there is one from HD playback.

The nero 6 software does include a menu section on setup but I do not seem to be able to spot my mistake.

Should I open the video_ts folder and select files to left box or does someone fnow what I am doing wrong ???

AAR.oner
2005-10-09, 01:07 PM
you probably burned it as a "data disc"...you need to choose DVD-Video disc format for playback on yer standalone

AAR.oner
2005-10-09, 01:10 PM
are you using Nero Burning ROM or one of the other nero programs? what disc format are you selecting at the beginning?

alg
2005-10-09, 08:39 PM
Using dvd-video from initial dvd menu in nero 6 suite, then drag 'n' drop of video_ts folder into lefthand window nero opens. It then reads and we go to menu 'customisation' window which shows menu from disc.
It is a PAL/NTSC mix and nero asks re conversion. I have burnt as both and the only problem is the failure of the menu to be interactive ! Works fine on HD playback

mcganahan
2005-10-09, 10:25 PM
I downloaded a Dead video from here and when I went to burn it to DVD with Toast, it told me that the VIDEO_TS folder was encrypted. I thought encrypting was against TTD policy and so far I haven't been able to get anyone to respond on the actual video thread. Any help here? I'm running a Mac Powerbook using Toast 7. Thanks.

U2Lynne
2005-10-09, 10:29 PM
We don't allow encrypting of any sort here. Are you sure you burned it correctly? Did you burn it as Data > DVD-ROM (UDF) or Video > DVD-Video? And which options did you check off? Did you add an AUDIO_TS folder or an EXTRAS_TS folder?

And, finally, did you run the md5 checksum against the files to make sure they all downloaded correctly?

ffooky
2005-10-10, 02:11 AM
I downloaded a Dead video from here and when I went to burn it to DVD with Toast, it told me that the VIDEO_TS folder was encrypted. I thought encrypting was against TTD policy and so far I haven't been able to get anyone to respond on the actual video thread. Any help here? I'm running a Mac Powerbook using Toast 7. Thanks.

Just a thought...Were you still seeding the DVD at the time ? It might have been one of the ones for which Toast wants to alter the IFO/BUP files.

Alternatively, have you checked that the VIDEO_TS folder/files within is/are not Read only ? Seems a lot of the time, Windows makes files/folders this way and Toast would encounter the same problem if it wanted to alter the BUP/IFO files

thsea
2005-10-10, 10:17 AM
I've downloaded both the Phish 20th Ann setbreak video and Sunshine Daydream , but when I preview them with my burning software (roxio) I get no sound.
I'm clueless so any help would be appreciated....thanks. :hmm:

AAR.oner
2005-10-10, 10:33 AM
i'ma bit unclear as to which Nero "program" yer using...sounds like Nero Vision maybe?? also, are you starting off with Nero's Start Smart interface, if so DON"T...

just open ***Nero Burning ROM*** from yer start > programs list...there should be no "menu customization" window or anything popping...select DVD-Video when Burning ROM first starts up, and then drag *all of the files inside* the show's VIDEO_TS folder over to the *Red* VIDEO_TS folder in the projects window...

as for PAL/NTSC mix, i've never come across a show like that, so i'm at a loss as to how Nero handles this.

sorry if i'm misunderstanding...hope this helps...let us know

AAR.oner
2005-10-10, 10:39 AM
is there sound when you watch thru a DVD viewer [VLC, PowerDVD, etc.]?

sometimes, my burning program's viewer has "issues"...

try it thru VLC [ http://www.videolan.org/ ] first or another DVD viewer and let us know.

thsea
2005-10-10, 11:57 AM
I burned it and it came out fine. I guess it was just a Roxio preview issue.
Lets hope Sunshine Daydream goes just as well....

THANKS :)

alg
2005-10-10, 02:48 PM
i'ma bit unclear as to which Nero "program" yer using...sounds like Nero Vision maybe?? also, are you starting off with Nero's Start Smart interface, if so DON"T...

just open ***Nero Burning ROM*** from yer start > programs list...there should be no "menu customization" window or anything popping...select DVD-Video when Burning ROM first starts up, and then drag *all of the files inside* the show's VIDEO_TS folder over to the *Red* VIDEO_TS folder in the projects window...

as for PAL/NTSC mix, i've never come across a show like that, so i'm at a loss as to how Nero handles this.

sorry if i'm misunderstanding...hope this helps...let us know

It does. I am using nero6 reloaded. I will open burning rom rather than smart start and open folder and drag files rather than drag folder............thanks

alg
2005-10-10, 04:32 PM
That works, thankyou. What is the issue with smart start ??

AAR.oner
2005-10-10, 04:51 PM
smart start's not user-specific enough...i ALWAYS use Burning ROM, be it CD or DVD...

for DVD's, use the "DVD-Video" format for a watchable disc, and "DVD-ROM (ISO/UDF)" for archiving/trading [also referred to as a "data disc" -- this allows you to keep all the files: checksums, info texts, etc]

for CD its the same--Audio CD for a listenable copy and "CD-ROM (UDF/ISO)" for a data disc

feralicious
2005-10-10, 07:23 PM
If your standalone DVD player can play a DVD burned as data you can save yourself from burning the video DVD. Just keep the extra stuff outside the VIDEO_TS folder. Since mine does I never burn video DVDs.

I have to throw that in Aaron. :p

AAR.oner
2005-10-10, 07:45 PM
true fera...i always forget that since mine won't...i think it'll play em if the extra files are in a EXTRAS_TS folder...i need recheck...i still usually burn a "watching copy" and an "archival/trading copy" cuz otherwise all my shows would be scratched...

so, yeah alg--you can try burning a show with Burning ROM as a "DVD-ROM (ISO)" with the info/checksums *outside* of the VIDEO_TS folder and see if yer player will play it...

thisistoto
2005-10-10, 09:19 PM
I knew this has probably been covered, but I am new on a mac, and I am trying to burn a video dvd. I have Toast Titanium, and when I go to the VIDEO tab and add the VIDEO_TS folder from my hard drive it says "4 Files Are In An Unsupported Format And Cannot Be Imported"



Any help/ideas?

gsmyth79
2005-10-10, 09:26 PM
If you're using Toast 7, you need to have the "DVD-Video from VIDEO_TS" checked and NOT "DVD-Video". Drag the entire VIDEO_TS folder into the window. Alternatively you can go to Data > DVD-ROM(UDF). For that option you need to add an AUDIO_TS folder. If you use the Video menu you don't have to worry about it.

U2Lynne
2005-10-10, 09:26 PM
Hey Toto, check this out and then see if ffooky or Graham or pyro checks in:

http://u2lynne.sandsmuseum.com/burning.html#anchor9

thisistoto
2005-10-10, 09:41 PM
thanks so much ( i knew i'd see you in here lynne)


btw i love the avatar graham

alg
2005-10-11, 04:12 AM
I think that I will stick to the tried and tested. One to watch and one as archive. Given my 11 month old son has taken an interest in the AV equipment :lol: :rolleyes:

singlehanded
2005-10-11, 09:46 AM
preferably winAVI? everywhere i try puts the goddamn ad on the screen.

or another program.

anyone?

thanks in advance.

AAR.oner
2005-10-11, 12:26 PM
what are you wanting to convert the vob's to? videohelp.com or doom9.org should have a bunch of options for ya.

mcganahan
2005-10-11, 10:57 PM
If you're using Toast 7, you need to have the "DVD-Video from VIDEO_TS" checked and NOT "DVD-Video". Drag the entire VIDEO_TS folder into the window. Alternatively you can go to Data > DVD-ROM(UDF). For that option you need to add an AUDIO_TS folder. If you use the Video menu you don't have to worry about it.

I found this EXTREMELY USEFUL gem on this topic which helped me IMMEASUREABLY...

http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/125996

A lesson in DVD ripping/burning for Macs using Toast. So far, it seems that using the "Data > DVD-ROM (UDF)" function on Toast 7 is a useable work-around the encryption problem.

ercdmb
2005-10-11, 11:11 PM
damn that has a lot of good info

virtualmert
2005-10-12, 02:04 PM
I just got done downloading the Island Tour Dvd 4/5/98:
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=5796
And I don't know how to watch it or burn it :confused:. I am new to this whole dvd thing, so I may need to download a program or something. I have dvdshrink installed for my dvd backup uses, and the newest Nero, but I am confused. I tried searching the FAQ's to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

mert

virtualmert
2005-10-12, 02:10 PM
i think i figured it out.

Five
2005-10-12, 02:57 PM
we gotta put something in the FAQ about this it seems like somebody is asking every day :lol

post back if you need help

AAR.oner
2005-10-12, 04:09 PM
we should just post the newbie guide even tho its incomplete...everything but BT info is in it already i believe...Nero burning, decoding, checksums, etc. is all there atleast

Five
2005-10-12, 04:22 PM
we gotta add in the .st5 stuff but other than that I believe its 98% there.

I still don't have a net connection at home for a few more days. I'd just like to add that bit then we can post it and let the members help iron it out wherever necessary.

virtualmert
2005-10-12, 05:04 PM
thanks, got it working, this is kick ass, this is the first show I have downloaded, it took forever, but it was worth the wait. Thanks again.

mert :clap:

JDUB
2005-10-16, 09:33 PM
i recently got a dual layer dvd burner. it came with nero express 6. i have downloaded some shows and i can not figure out how to burn these things to dvd. can you please help me out? thank you.

TheMamba
2005-10-17, 05:58 AM
Select the drive in the upper right - If you're burning DVD's, make sure that [DVD] is in the brackets.

You're looking for "DVD-Video Files" under the What would you like to burn heading. Drag/select the Video_TS folder of the show you want into the window.

Burn.

JDUB
2005-10-17, 09:26 AM
whenever i try to drag the folder, it starts to add the files, then during the process of adding the files a box will appear and tell me that "the disc is full. error importing video segment. file cannot be inserted." what do i do next?

TheMamba
2005-10-17, 09:53 AM
I'm at work so I don't have the program in front of me - BUT - the only thing I can think of is that you're trying to drag more then the DVD disc can hold. Even if that's the case, I don't recognize the error - I've been able to drag more then 4.7 Gigs into the window and not get the error. I get the error when I try to burn the disc - it stops me right away and says the DVD is too small.

How much are you trying to burn onto one disc? Are you doing dual layer?

For what it's worth....Nero Express is not very good. I myself got it when I bought my burner but after a couple of weeks of frustration, went out and bought the full version of Nero. It's expensive, but well worth it.

Another thing that just occurred to me...is your hard drive full (or nearly) perhaps? Burning programs need a sort of swap file to be able to burn from...maybe your hard drive is too full. If you're hard drive is full, clear up some room, defrag and try again.

:hmm:

Maybe Aaron will have some insight. I just need some more coffee... :lol

JDUB
2005-10-17, 10:28 AM
Another thing that just occurred to me...is your hard drive full (or nearly) perhaps? Burning programs need a sort of swap file to be able to burn from...maybe your hard drive is too full. If you're hard drive is full, clear up some room, defrag and try again.

:hmm:

Maybe Aaron will have some insight. I just need some more coffee... :lol


now that could be the case. my hard drive is full.

JDUB
2005-10-17, 10:31 AM
I'm at work so I don't have the program in front of me - BUT - the only thing I can think of is that you're trying to drag more then the DVD disc can hold. Even if that's the case, I don't recognize the error - I've been able to drag more then 4.7 Gigs into the window and not get the error. I get the error when I try to burn the disc - it stops me right away and says the DVD is too small.

How much are you trying to burn onto one disc? Are you doing dual layer?



on the box that came with the dvd burner, it says dual layer. now i do not know if there is a setting to activate it, i just assumed that it was already set. as far as the size of the files that i am trying to burn, they should fit.

AAR.oner
2005-10-17, 11:58 AM
hey J...

need some clarification--is the show yer tryin to burn a "dual-layer" show [i.e. DVD9], or just a regular DVD show [DVD5]?

you don't need to "set" anythig regarding single-layer and dual-layer...the only time you'd adjust for this is in yer burning prog [nero] where you'd select DVD9 as the disc size, instead of DVD5...

i've never used their free bundled Express, but i can tell you that i've never liked any of the Nero functions other than the Burning ROM...just a FWIW, but other than that, i'm guessing it could be that the HD is full...can't remember how much Nero uses for caching a DVD, but its sizable...i'd try clearing some space as Mamba said...let us know if that does the trick...

Five
2005-10-17, 12:26 PM
I just got a pioneer dual layer bundled with nero express... I haven't tried it yet, but I can see the "size limit" indicator at the bottom has increased

fwiw

TheMamba
2005-10-17, 02:42 PM
I just got a pioneer dual layer bundled with nero express... I haven't tried it yet, but I can see the "size limit" indicator at the bottom has increased

fwiw

I think mine fluctuates with what disc is in there...

No disc in the drive it shows both the single and dual layer limits.

Then when I put a normal DVD in...it spins it, sees what it is, and adjusts that indicator.

Never used a Dual Layer disc, but I'd imagine it's similar.

I'm still thinking J's error is the hard drive being full or nearly full.

JDUB
2005-10-18, 08:41 AM
ok update time....

i cleaned some hard drive and loaded the video file. after the video loaded, it said that i need a multi channel plugin. i got pass this message then it takes me to the menu screen. the video has its own menu, but the software wants me to make my own menu. how do i get pass this part? i want to make the dvd with the menu that it came with.

TheMamba
2005-10-18, 11:05 AM
It sounds like you're in edit/create mode...not in Burn mode.

I'll have to take a look when I get home, unless someone beats me to it.

AAR.oner
2005-10-18, 11:39 AM
thats the problem with Express...maybe Mamba can figure a work around, but my suggestion is to go ahead and buy Nero...you get a bunch of worthless shit but you get Byurning ROM which is topshelf in my book...well worth the 50 bucks or whatever it is

anyone know of GOOD QUALITY freeware dvd burning programs? and i mean tried-&-true quality, not just one of the million-&-one progs out there

alg
2005-10-18, 12:14 PM
Got to agree here with AAR.oner.
I have nero 6 reloaded with mega plugins. If you check out the threads with me/and nero 6 you will see the answer is SELECT NERO BURNING ROM and ignore smart start and/or express.
Once I sussed this I have had no problems with DVD burning.
One thing to note is that burning rom will show 2 folders audio_ts video_ts. You only need to 'copy to compilation' the video_ts files from your downloaded show which will automatically go to the burning rom video_ts folder. Do not worry re audio_ts folder

TheMamba
2005-10-18, 01:11 PM
Got to agree here with AAR.oner.
I have nero 6 reloaded with mega plugins. If you check out the threads with me/and nero 6 you will see the answer is SELECT NERO BURNING ROM and ignore smart start and/or express.
Once I sussed this I have had no problems with DVD burning.
One thing to note is that burning rom will show 2 folders audio_ts video_ts. You only need to 'copy to compilation' the video_ts files from your downloaded show which will automatically go to the burning rom video_ts folder. Do not worry re audio_ts folder

Problem is that he has the "free" Express version.

I personally didn't have any problems with it...but you just have to be really careful about what you click and what you don't click. It tries to dumb it down but then throws all these pretty icons all over the place and then you're fekked.

JDUB - make sure you're not in some sort of "author" mode. I am hazey on my memory, but think I remember that being an option, and that is NOT what you want. Again...I'll try to take a look at it this evening...

cmaz
2005-10-18, 01:39 PM
i have a video that i downloaded from a different source (that is, not TTD), that i'm having difficulty with. i wonder if anyone can help me out.

It is a Joni Mitchell mpeg and here is what gspot reports:
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/1880/gspot5qm.th.gif (http://img140.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gspot5qm.gif)

i'm not sure what to do with it. It is mpeg-1, so i tried to burn it (using Nero 5.5.10.56) as a VCD. Nero sez it is non-compliant. Tried as a SVCD, same result.

What does gspot mean where it reports that the mpeg is already in dvd format?

As far as i could find out from research on the web, mpeg-1 doesn't support 720 x 480 frames, but that's what gspot is reporting.

Any ideas on how i go about burning this to a viewable dvd or cd?

Thanks!

AAR.oner
2005-10-18, 01:56 PM
yeah, 720x480 is DVD rates [mpeg2]...why GSpot is saying mpeg1, who knows...i've had VCDs/SVCDs that said "not compliant" but i ignored and went ahead with the burn--no problems...

but first i'd try burning it as regular DVD and see if it'll work...*occasionally* GSpot can be a bit off in its info...

JDUB
2005-10-18, 02:54 PM
thats the problem with Express...maybe Mamba can figure a work around, but my suggestion is to go ahead and buy Nero...you get a bunch of worthless shit but you get Byurning ROM which is topshelf in my book...well worth the 50 bucks or whatever it is

anyone know of GOOD QUALITY freeware dvd burning programs? and i mean tried-&-true quality, not just one of the million-&-one progs out there

Nero Burning ROM v6.6.0.16 Ultra Edition

should i get this and try it ^^^^^^

AAR.oner
2005-10-18, 03:17 PM
Nero Burning ROM v6.6.0.16 Ultra Edition

should i get this and try it ^^^^^^
i would...i'm still on v6.6.0.12, but i think buying nero6 is worth it just for Burning ROM...some might disagree but thats my opinion...

AAR.oner
2005-10-18, 03:20 PM
just checked the site...Nero7 Ultra is gonna drop at the end of the month...they say if you buy Nero6 Ultra now [downloadable version], you can upgrade to 7 for free when it drops...just a fwiw

cmaz
2005-10-18, 03:50 PM
yeah, 720x480 is DVD rates [mpeg2]...why GSpot is saying mpeg1, who knows...i've had VCDs/SVCDs that said "not compliant" but i ignored and went ahead with the burn--no problems...

but first i'd try burning it as regular DVD and see if it'll work...*occasionally* GSpot can be a bit off in its info...

Thanks for the reply...Not too sound to stupid (i thought i at least had a small handle on this video stuff) but, what exactly do you mean try burning it as a regular dvd?

Just drag the single mpg file into the VIDEO_TS folder in nero? If i do that i get this:
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/5128/nero7pb.th.gif (http://img87.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nero7pb.gif)

Thanks again!

funkymusic1
2005-10-18, 08:18 PM
Hello - How do I burn a Video_TS that is 5700 mb? I have Nero 6 and other burn software, but the max it will burn is 4800 mb on a DVD. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!!!!

TheMamba
2005-10-18, 08:43 PM
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=12586

This one?

It's a dual layer show. You need a dual layer burner and a dual layer disc.

thisistoto
2005-10-18, 10:33 PM
Or you can split it up or shrink it.

thisistoto
2005-10-18, 10:34 PM
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=13088


^go to that thread^

JDUB
2005-10-19, 12:54 AM
Got to agree here with AAR.oner.
I have nero 6 reloaded with mega plugins. If you check out the threads with me/and nero 6 you will see the answer is SELECT NERO BURNING ROM and ignore smart start and/or express.
Once I sussed this I have had no problems with DVD burning.
One thing to note is that burning rom will show 2 folders audio_ts video_ts. You only need to 'copy to compilation' the video_ts files from your downloaded show which will automatically go to the burning rom video_ts folder. Do not worry re audio_ts folder


trying this now

and as i read in another thread...

"DVD-Video disc--if you use Nero, select DVD-Video as yer project type, then drag everything from the show's Video_TS folder [.ifo, .bup, and .vob files] to the *red Video_TS folder* in the project window...then burn
if you use another program, you can simply do as Mamba said--create an *empty* Audio_TS folder, and then a Video_TS folder which contains all the .ifo/.bup/.vob files"



when i do these things and hit the burn button...this message comes up..

"dvd video files reallocation failed. the resulting dvd-video might be unplayable. do you wish to continue?"

am i heading in the right direction or am i way off?

JDUB
2005-10-19, 01:13 AM
i went ahead and tried to burn a dvd after the warnings. it seemed to play on my computer, but not on my dvd player with my tv. :mad:

neophish7
2005-10-19, 06:09 AM
I just downloaded an avi movie and was going to burn it as a vcd but nero said it was too long to fit on 1 cd. Could someone help me figure out how to split it up. TIA

TheMamba
2005-10-19, 07:11 AM
Sorry, couldn't get to check it out last night. We have a serious hurricane heading our way and figured it was more appropriate to buy water and things. :lol

:hmm: to those errors...

U2Lynne
2005-10-19, 10:26 AM
You may want to go take a look at videohelp.com.

AAR.oner
2005-10-19, 11:51 AM
hmmmm...i had this error pop up once a long time ago, but when i went ahead it played fine...

just for clarification, a DVD-Video is a "watchable" copy, whereas a DVD-ROM (ISO &/or UDF] is a data disc...

all DVD players should play DVD-Video discs fine, and alot will play DVD-Rom discs IF the non-dvd files [info text, checksums, etc] are OUTSIDE the VIDEO_TS folder, and you've created an empty AUDIO_TS folder...

did you put *only* the dvd-files in the VIDEO_TS folder when selecting DVD-Video? [i.e. only the .ifo, .bup, and .vob files]...you cannot include any of the non-dvd files on a DVD-Video disc [i'm pretty certain]


forgive me if yer already familiar with all this, first cup o coffee ;)

JDUB
2005-10-19, 01:29 PM
hmmmm...i had this error pop up once a long time ago, but when i went ahead it played fine...

just for clarification, a DVD-Video is a "watchable" copy, whereas a DVD-ROM (ISO &/or UDF] is a data disc...

all DVD players should play DVD-Video discs fine, and alot will play DVD-Rom discs IF the non-dvd files [info text, checksums, etc] are OUTSIDE the VIDEO_TS folder, and you've created an empty AUDIO_TS folder...

did you put *only* the dvd-files in the VIDEO_TS folder when selecting DVD-Video? [i.e. only the .iso, .bup, and .vob files]...you cannot include any of the non-dvd files on a DVD-Video disc [i'm pretty certain]


forgive me if yer already familiar with all this, first cup o coffee ;)


believe me, if i knew anything about this, i wouldn't be asking for your help. ;)

i just took everything that was in my video folder and dropped the files into the red folder. then i burned the contents on to a dvd disc. when it was done i tried the disc on my computer and it seemed to work fine. i then put the dvd into my 5 disc dvd player and pushed play. the dvd player tried to read the disc and it gave me some "prohibited" message and skipped to the next disc in the player. i cant remember what the message said.

Marmar
2005-10-19, 01:39 PM
I believe you would need to demux the mpeg-1 to it's elementary streams, and then drop them into your favorite authoring program to compile into a useable disc....

I'm not a video guru (audio guy here)....but I recently had this issue arise when trying to convert a PAL to NTSC.....I had selected mpeg-1 as the output format, and when I dropped it into my software, it said it can burn the dvd, but it is a lower quality format......

But....mpeg-1 is the format for VCD and SVCD I believe......so I'd just try doing that and forget about the nero warnings.....they are usually bad info anyways....

AAR.oner
2005-10-19, 01:57 PM
:hmm:

i'ma attach the "burning a DVD-Video" section of the guide we're working on...stepbystep with screenshots

note: you'll probably wanna save the checksum, info, etc, that came with the show for archiving/trading...you *can't* add these to a DVD-Video [you'll need to burn as a data disc -- DVD-ROM (ISO &/or UDF)] ...as has been mentioned before, *some* DVD players wll read dvd data discs, but you have to set it up just right...i can walk you thru that later if you want

so see if this works...if, not i wonder if the show's files are damaged in some way maybe, or yer dvd player is old?

AAR.oner
2005-10-19, 02:07 PM
aight, file limit issues again...can't zip it small enough either...so here's a condensed version:

1. Open Nero Burning ROM from the program list [NOT start smart or any of the other vision xpress, etc]

2. Select "DVD" and then "DVD-Video" in the pop up...click on the "ISO" tab and check the settings...if yer using "relaxed restrictions", maybe yer player can't deal with these??? once done, then click "new".

3. Their should be a *red* VIDEO_TS folder and an AUDIO_TS folder in the project window.

4. Navigate to the show's folder and select *ALL* of the files in the show's VIDEO_TS folder [.iso, .bup, and .vob files]

5. Drag them to the red VIDEO_TS folder

6. Burn

there *should be* no compatability issues with yer standalone dvd player using this method...let us know...we'll get it figured out eventually...

also, what make/model is yer standalone dvd player? just curious

JDUB
2005-10-19, 03:20 PM
aight, file limit issues again...can't zip it small enough either...so here's a condensed version:

1. Open Nero Burning ROM from the program list [NOT start smart or any of the other vision xpress, etc]

2. Select "DVD" and then "DVD-Video" in the pop up...click on the "ISO" tab and check the settings...if yer using "relaxed restrictions", maybe yer player can't deal with these??? once done, then click "new".

3. Their should be a *red* VIDEO_TS folder and an AUDIO_TS folder in the project window.

4. Navigate to the show's folder and select *ALL* of the files in the show's VIDEO_TS folder [.iso, .bup, and .vob files]

5. Drag them to the red VIDEO_TS folder

6. Burn

there *should be* no compatability issues with yer standalone dvd player using this method...let us know...we'll get it figured out eventually...

also, what make/model is yer standalone dvd player? just curious


i cannot try this until i get home tonite. as far as my dvd player, it is a sony 5 disc dvd player. it can play mp3's, cd's, and dvd's.


thank you everybody for all the help, tips and suggestions.

saltman
2005-10-19, 05:25 PM
will nero not reencode the file if you try to burn it as a vcd, svcd? It may give you the messages but you can continue, in which case it will reencode it to be compliant. If this doesn't work you're gonna have to drop it into vegas or something like that and reencode it into dvd or vcd or whatever you want. demuxing will not be required. demultiplexing is only required if you are trying to avoid reencoding... which you will have to do.

saltman
2005-10-19, 05:28 PM
just checked the site...Nero7 Ultra is gonna drop at the end of the month...they say if you buy Nero6 Ultra now [downloadable version], you can upgrade to 7 for free when it drops...just a fwiw

I'd stick with nero6. I've tested Nero7 and it does things that really bug me. The record speed has been moved to this thing that pops out of the main window.... so you have to remeber to adjust it and you can't just make all your clicks on one screen. Just takes more steps than it used too. Still works fine. The old flac plugins, etc. have been broken with it also and will need to be updated.

TheMamba
2005-10-19, 07:33 PM
Here's what my Express 6 looks like:

http://img203.imageshack.us/my.php?image=express69ax.jpg

All you have to do is click on "DVD-Video Files."

This pops up:

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/9309/express21kx.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Click Add

Navigate to the VIDEO_TS folder you downloaded.

Click on the Video_TS folder.

Hit Add.

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/752/express38rx.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Click Finished.

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/553/express43jf.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

That's what it should look like.

Click Next

Click Burn

When it's done.....watch it.

TheMamba
2005-10-19, 07:35 PM
Oops...missed that first link/picture....don't know what that was all about. Just click it.

JDUB
2005-10-19, 10:58 PM
update...



i did exactly all of those steps. the same messages came up again "dvd-video reallocation failed. the resulting dvd-video might be unplayable. do you wish to continue."

it push the ok button and then a new message comes up with a timer "a non critical error occured during the write which may result in a defective write. do you wish to continue the write anyway?"

TheMamba
2005-10-19, 11:05 PM
I'm at a complete loss.

Couple of suggestions:

1. Go to Nero's support website...somewhere on there you should be able to submit the scenario to them - the steps you've taken, the errors you're getting, etc.
http://ww2.nero.com/enu/Support.html

2. Uninstall and then reinstall Express. Don't know if we've covered that yet or not.

3. Do the uninstall reinstall thing and update drivers for your DVD burner - drivers will be located at the manufacturer's website.

4. Get rid of Express and but a retail version of Nero 6. I hate to recommend this and then you have the same problems. I would try to work out the bugs on the free version.

JDUB
2005-10-19, 11:06 PM
the type of files that are in my folder are

.ifo

.vob

.bup

JDUB
2005-10-19, 11:45 PM
update....again

i just wanted to let everyone know that i tried a different file to burn (i know, i just kept trying to burn the same one over and over) and it turned out great!!!! thank you everyone!! :wave: now i know that there is something wrong with the file i was trying to burn.

anyone know what might be wrong? :rolleyes:

saltman
2005-10-20, 01:18 AM
update...



i did exactly all of those steps. the same messages came up again "dvd-video reallocation failed. the resulting dvd-video might be unplayable. do you wish to continue."

it push the ok button and then a new message comes up with a timer "a non critical error occured during the write which may result in a defective write. do you wish to continue the write anyway?"

this is sorta normal... ignore the error continue anyway. and it will play fine.

AAR.oner
2005-10-20, 11:43 AM
ahh its a .mpeg file...nero does have an encode process [Nero Vision Xpress i think]...but if you wanna try burning to VCD or SCVD, just select that option when beginning Burnin ROM...should be listed in the project type pop-up

AAR.oner
2005-10-20, 11:47 AM
to reencode to DVD...use Vision Express > Make DVD > DVD-Video ... then just drag the mpeg file to the window, and follow the instructions...

this should probably only be done for personal viewing tho, if yer gonna trade the show, i'd archive and trade the orig .mpeg file ONLY...

still at a loss as to why an mpeg1 was made with DVD frame rates :hmm:

AAR.oner
2005-10-20, 11:51 AM
have you tried getting the specs for the problem show J? you can use Gspot on pc [ http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ ]...i wonder if maybe theres some sort of spec inconsistencies with DVD format? :hmm: or justa damaged file?

GURT
2005-10-20, 01:08 PM
i started by creating a data DVD and then added the AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS folders and the data.. i click burn.. but what options on here should be checked? Do I want to use Joliet? thanks in advance.

http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/9671/screenshotcreatedatadvd9pp.png

JDUB
2005-10-20, 01:12 PM
have you tried getting the specs for the problem show J? you can use Gspot on pc [ http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ ]...i wonder if maybe theres some sort of spec inconsistencies with DVD format? :hmm: or justa damaged file?


i will look that up. i got it off of pedros so i figured it would be a good file.

AAR.oner
2005-10-20, 04:19 PM
some DVD players can handle Joliet naming, some can't...either research for yer particular model to find out or just leave it DISABLED...unless yer burning temporarily to +/-RW, i would check Finalize too

jazzbo
2005-10-20, 04:34 PM
I'm surprised that only certain drives can handle Joliet naming. I thought it was a file system feature in the creation of the disk image. Whether it can be read should be a software issue, if the operating system doesn't support Joliet it should skip those headers and return the unexpanded filenames.

Usually when I burn data cds/dvds I turn on both Joliet and Rock Ridge as a matter of habit.

AAR.oner
2005-10-20, 04:37 PM
jazzbo's right...disregard what i said, i thought you were burning a DVD-Video not a data disc...my bad

cmaz
2005-10-20, 04:38 PM
Thanks to all for the replies...i'll try and burn it tomorrow.

still at a loss as to why an mpeg1 was made with DVD frame rates :hmm:

Yeah, this is what confuses me the most. That is why i didn't tell Nero to continue anyway.

It is a video i downloaded from WinMx...a long time ago. i think it was from a dude in Italy, so i kind of wondered if maybe there were some kind of NTSC/PAL problems that i was missing, even though gspot says it is NTSC. Also, i've heard that gspot is sometimes wrong, but not sure of exactly what types of errors it makes, so i was hoping for some clairification on that end.

Thanks again to all.

GURT
2005-10-20, 06:14 PM
well my intension is to use it as a video.
gnomebaker dosen't have a specific DVD-Video option
i figure i could just toss in the AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS folders and burn it

GURT
2005-10-20, 07:49 PM
i just winged it and burnt it as AAR said and it plays fine.
cool deal.

jiimay
2005-10-22, 01:28 PM
Hi everyone,

I have been burning all my dvd's with nero 6 and have never had problems until I started burning the DL's. My burner has the capability and Nero 6 appears to work, but the dvd's always come out choppy. They oftenly freeze while playing and sometimes will not ever get past the menu to even play (they will play stuck in the menu which will go back and forth from fuzzy to clear video). It's strange and I thought I'd ask here before I continue to try and solve the issue through testing and waste boatloads of moolah with each ruined dl dvd. I'm wondering if the software or media might be my problem. Does anyone have any reccomendations on other burning software to try? Is it as simple and straight forward to use as Nero?

Thanks in advance to all reading and/or responding to this!

James

Lizard_King
2005-10-22, 02:13 PM
Which DL media discs to use use? I have used Verbatim DVD+R DL made in Singapore disc with my Plextor 716A and I used Nero 6.6.


Hi everyone,

I have been burning all my dvd's with nero 6 and have never had problems until I started burning the DL's. My burner has the capability and Nero 6 appears to work, but the dvd's always come out choppy. They oftenly freeze while playing and sometimes will not ever get past the menu to even play (they will play stuck in the menu which will go back and forth from fuzzy to clear video). It's strange and I thought I'd ask here before I continue to try and solve the issue through testing and waste boatloads of moolah with each ruined dl dvd. I'm wondering if the software or media might be my problem. Does anyone have any reccomendations on other burning software to try? Is it as simple and straight forward to use as Nero?

Thanks in advance to all reading and/or responding to this!

James

jiimay
2005-10-22, 02:41 PM
The ones I have are Dynex. It could very well be the media. I have never tried any other brands.

AAR.oner
2005-10-22, 04:49 PM
i'm guessing its the media...Dynex uses multiple manufacturers including AN, CMC, MKM, etc...some are known for decent quality discs, some are cheap crap...best to stick with a company such as TDK for DL media at this point.

here's a good resource for researching quality of CDR/DVDR brands and manufacturers:
http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm
you can also check brand comparisons at cdfreaks.com and videohelp.com

AHinson
2005-10-23, 08:11 PM
Whats up everyone. I just downloaded my first dvd, and I'm definitly trying to watch it. I can't get it to play in anything. There is a torrent folder and a few files, one ends w. NTSC-BTP. Just so u know its 11-16-1995 west palm beach show. Heard good things about it. I can trade it since this would be the first thing I have on this computer. Any help would be greatly apprecieated. peace :-)

Aaron

TVHeadAssPhuck
2005-10-23, 08:19 PM
http://img482.imageshack.us/img482/3495/thisisyou1rt.jpg

AHinson
2005-10-23, 08:25 PM
Cool, thanks for the help and me getting pointed in the right direction. No worries, I'll figure it out. Was just trying to watch this sooner than later.... Thanks for you help. Just trying to watch this dvd that took 3 days to d/l so I can start a collection and get into sharing. I'm excited as hell to see phish on the screen from 95, i didn't get to see them until cypress and I'm missing them. I could use some help.

TVHeadAssPhuck
2005-10-23, 08:27 PM
I'm excited as hell to see phish on the screen from 95... I could use some help.
more than you know...

Powderfinger
2005-10-23, 08:30 PM
Call Trey....

He isn;t doing anything right now and has plenty of time to explain it all to you.

Or, try the "Technobabble" forum...

:wave:

AHinson
2005-10-23, 08:32 PM
Well it dosen't look like I'll get it from you. So have a nice night, the information you provied me with is very useful. Can't thank you enough...
I don't see the point in taking the time to reply to someone just looking to get a quick question answered and not answering them.. seems pointless.. hopefully someone is cool enough to answer my question. Peace.

AHinson
2005-10-23, 08:34 PM
Technobabble, i'll look for that. thats useful.. thats dude....

Powderfinger
2005-10-23, 08:35 PM
Jesus fucking Christ...

Just click this link, and never come into the Lounge again.

The answers to your queston lie here!! (http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=4)

TheMamba
2005-10-23, 08:43 PM
Open up your DVD burning program (you have one of those AND a DVD burner right?)

Whatever you're using, select a watchable DVD. Drag everything in the VIDEO_TS folder into the burning window and hit burn.

Go to Technobabble...there's literally dozens of threads on the same exact topic - read through them and you should be good to go.

Post in Technobabble with more questions.

TV...that's a sweet pic. Hahaha

pyro
2005-10-23, 08:48 PM
Jesus fucking Christ...

Just click this link, and never come into the Lounge again.

The answers to your queston lie here!! (http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=4)

:lol

U2Lynne
2005-10-23, 08:50 PM
Saved from The Lounge and moved to Technobabble.

If you just want to play the DVD on your computer, I highly recommend VLC from videolan.org. Just open it up and point it to your VIDEO_TS folder and it should play your DVD. Also, feel free to search this forum for similar questions and more information.

AHinson
2005-10-23, 08:56 PM
Thank you, very much, download vlc in and am watching it now. Thanks!

AAR.oner
2005-10-23, 10:03 PM
:lol :lol :lol i always miss the good shit! dope pic TV :clap:

glad ya got it figured out AHinson...any other ?s, try searching Technobabble as Lynne said, and if ya can't find the answer then post a new thread...but i'd avoid posting any technical ?s in the Lounge ;)

U2Lynne
2005-10-23, 10:19 PM
What I find funny is that the Post Whores act like they don't know the answer to these questions and yet they are actually all pretty knowledgeable. But, shhhhhh, I think that may be a secret!

AAR.oner
2005-10-23, 10:28 PM
ah hell, its just nice to see a thread in technobabble thats got tv, powder, & pyro in it!

plus, ya just gotta know the right questions to ask in the Lounge...for instance, you could post "Where do i find a pic of tubgirl?" here in techno, and nobodyd have an answer...but ask it in the lounge and well...atleast two dozen links

U2Lynne
2005-10-23, 10:38 PM
:lol :lol :lol

Now we've got poor AHinson wondering who tubgirl is. AHinson, you really *don't* want to know! :disbelief

Jolly_Roger
2005-10-25, 07:50 AM
dvd shrink

mad_hatter
2005-10-28, 12:21 AM
When I burn DVD's do i need to include the md5 files with the rest of the VIDEO_TS files?

reece
2005-10-28, 02:15 AM
If you are speaking of data dvd's, for archival/trading purposes, then yes. After the burn you should verify the files with the md5.

thisistoto
2005-10-28, 03:42 AM
if u just want to play in dvd player then no

Mspacman14
2005-11-01, 02:08 PM
Hey I am also having an issue. I have downloaded these vob files and now I don't know what to do with them...
I don't know what I want them to be converted to. Something I can watch, that's all I know. :hmm:

AAR.oner
2005-11-01, 02:24 PM
no need to convert Mspacman14...

a DVD's files consist of .ifo, .bup, and .vob files [for shows from here, you'll also have a checksum (.md5), and info text, and possibly artwork]

you can burn a "watchable DVD" using the DVD burning program you normally use...it might help us t walk you thru if you'd post the program you use [Nero, etc]...but basically, just select the "DVD-Video" format and drag all the above files [located in the VIDEO_TS folder]...

to watch on yer comp, i suggest VLC [ http://www.videolan.org/ ]