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dreaded_snakes
2009-03-16, 12:43 PM
Ref: http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=70585

Hi -

I've been unable to process this torrent. I always use DVD Imager (using a Mac, OS 10.4.x), drag the TS_VIDEO folder to the tool, which produces a .IMG disk image that I can burn to disk using Disk Utility. Done this many times without a problem.

In this case, I change the name of the first folder from VIDEO_TS-1 to VIDEO_TS, drag it into DVD Imager and the tool works for a second and reports Done! (process usually takes 10 minutes or more.) It produces an empty .IMG file.

As a Plan B, I used Disk Utility:
- Change TS_VIDEO-1 to TS_VIDEO
- Add an AUDIO_TS folder
- Select New > Disk Image From Folder > select folder containing both _TS folders > Image Format = DVD/CD Master
- This produces a .CDR image
- I tried burning this to DVD using Disk Utility, but it produces a coaster.

Other clues:
- Usually, I can open the VIDEO_TS folder, select the VIDEO_TS.IFO, and open with DVD Player. In this case, the DVD Player says "Supported Disk Not Available".

- I can play the videos on my MAC if I use DVD Player > Open DVD Media > select the TS_VIDEO folder. So I know the video files are playable.

Any assistance you can offer is greatly appreciated.

- Charles

ffooky
2009-03-16, 12:59 PM
Have a look at the files inside the V_TS folder. If they look kosher (let us know them here), try creating a new folder, name it...hmmm, er, hmmm VIDEO_TS, drag the contents of the original in and try your process again.

dreaded_snakes
2009-03-16, 01:16 PM
Have a look at the files inside the V_TS folder. If they look kosher (let us know them here), try creating a new folder, name it...hmmm, er, hmmm VIDEO_TS, drag the contents of the original in and try your process again.

I previously tried what you suggested: created another VIDEO_TS folder and dragged the files in. Same result. The files *look* ok, at least from a size standpoint. Here's the structure.

VIDEO_TS-1/VIDEO_TS.BUP
VIDEO_TS-1/VIDEO_TS.IFO
VIDEO_TS-1/VIDEO_TS.VOB
VIDEO_TS-1/VTS_01_0.BUP
VIDEO_TS-1/VTS_01_0.IFO
VIDEO_TS-1/VTS_01_1.VOB
VIDEO_TS-1/VTS_02_0.BUP
VIDEO_TS-1/VTS_02_0.IFO
VIDEO_TS-1/VTS_02_1.VOB
VIDEO_TS-1/VTS_02_2.VOB
VIDEO_TS-1/VTS_02_3.VOB
VIDEO_TS-1/VTS_02_4.VOB
VIDEO_TS-2/VIDEO_TS.BUP
VIDEO_TS-2/VIDEO_TS.IFO
VIDEO_TS-2/VIDEO_TS.VOB
VIDEO_TS-2/VTS_01_0.BUP
VIDEO_TS-2/VTS_01_0.IFO
VIDEO_TS-2/VTS_01_1.VOB
VIDEO_TS-2/VTS_02_0.BUP
VIDEO_TS-2/VTS_02_0.IFO
VIDEO_TS-2/VTS_02_1.VOB
VIDEO_TS-2/VTS_02_2.VOB
VIDEO_TS-2/VTS_02_3.VOB
VIDEO_TS-2/VTS_02_4.VOB

U2Lynne
2009-03-16, 01:33 PM
You didn't put *all* those files into a single VIDEO_TS file, did you?

dreaded_snakes
2009-03-16, 01:50 PM
You didn't put *all* those files into a single VIDEO_TS file, did you?

No. The torrent produced two folders: VIDEO_TS-1 and VIDEO_TS-2. I changed each of the folder names to VIDEO_TS and processed them separately. I get the same result for each one.

daddyray
2009-03-16, 01:52 PM
I have this trouble as well at times.....Shopkins hears me moan about that. I got one this morning that wouldn't .img.....

VLC will play what you got..VLC.org

the sorry thing here is that I am dling the second disc of this set and I bet it will not .img either

dreaded_snakes
2009-03-16, 01:57 PM
I have this trouble as well at times.....Shopkins hears me moan about that. I got one this morning that wouldn't .img.....

VLC will play what you got..VLC.org

Yeah - I can play the VIDEO_TS using Apple DVD Player. Problem is: I can't make a .IMG using DVD Imager, and can't burn it to DVD.

daddyray
2009-03-16, 02:01 PM
right...I gotcha Charles...I use the same software and run the same OS. Out of maybe 200 dvd downloads I've had five or six that I could never get to become .img....you got your DVD imager set to VIDEO_TS not disc copy right?

U2Lynne
2009-03-16, 02:02 PM
Are you using the latest version of DVD Imager?

daddyray
2009-03-16, 02:12 PM
I just tried a trick I have used before....I put dvd imager in disc copy mode after I have made a empty AUDIO_TS folder in the file set with the VIDEO_TS folder..then I drag the VIDEO_TS folder to dvd imager and copy that "imaginary disc." SO I trick the imager into think it is copying. I have had that work (although it didn't work on the one I am messing with right now....annoying).

dreaded_snakes
2009-03-16, 02:15 PM
right...I gotcha Charles...I use the same software and run the same OS. Out of maybe 200 dvd downloads I've had five or six that I could never get to become .img....you got your DVD imager set to VIDEO_TS not disc copy right?

Check: using the VIDEO_TS mode...

dreaded_snakes
2009-03-16, 02:16 PM
Are you using the latest version of DVD Imager?

Yep - downloaded 1.5.9 (latest MAC vers) yesterday.

dreaded_snakes
2009-03-16, 02:17 PM
I just tried a trick I have used before....I put dvd imager in disc copy mode after I have made a empty AUDIO_TS folder in the file set with the VIDEO_TS folder..then I drag the VIDEO_TS folder to dvd imager and copy that "imaginary disc." SO I trick the imager into think it is copying. I have had that work (although it didn't work on the one I am messing with right now....annoying).

Yep - tried that, too. No joy.

daddyray
2009-03-16, 02:19 PM
maybe be time to snail mail trade for it....what show is messing with ya?

daddyray
2009-03-16, 02:23 PM
oh...I got one more trick that I remembered. try burning from a different location...if on an external drive put it on your computer if on yer computer ut it on an external drive. no idea why this has worked but it has.

dreaded_snakes
2009-03-16, 02:52 PM
maybe be time to snail mail trade for it....what show is messing with ya?

Beatles - 2 DVD set:
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=70585

dreaded_snakes
2009-03-16, 02:54 PM
oh...I got one more trick that I remembered. try burning from a different location...if on an external drive put it on your computer if on yer computer ut it on an external drive. no idea why this has worked but it has.

Yeah - tried that too (at the suggestion of Mr Lee, author of DVD Imager). His recommendations: always use DVD Imager under a admin account, and put the TS_VIDEO at the root dir. of the boot volume. Didn't work in the cause, tho...

U2Lynne
2009-03-16, 03:15 PM
You keep typing TS_VIDEO, I hope you didn't do that on your computer also?

ffooky
2009-03-16, 03:23 PM
Try Burn (http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/Pages/English/home.html) instead. Use the Data tab. You can save as a disc image (File menu) first if you want to check again before burning.

dreaded_snakes
2009-03-16, 03:25 PM
You keep typing TS_VIDEO, I hope you didn't do that on your computer also?

Sorry - dyslexia. No - it's VIDEO_TS on the folders.

dreaded_snakes
2009-03-16, 03:26 PM
Try Burn (http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/Pages/English/home.html) instead. Use the Data tab. You can save as a disc image (File menu) first if you want to check again before burning.

I'll try that tonight when I get home. Thanks for the tip.

ffooky
2009-03-16, 03:41 PM
Sorry, forgot to remind you to choose DVD (UDF) as the format.

dreaded_snakes
2009-03-16, 03:42 PM
Sorry, forgot to remind you to choose DVD (UDF) as the format.

Got it. Thx

daddyray
2009-03-16, 06:33 PM
burn needs a functional instruction set....fucking annoying. D snakes I was able to burn a previously unburnable VIDEO_TS file in the manner fflooy said...the disc has messed up menu though...I will try a few other bad ones and,....come to think of it I will reburn something I know works to test this app more.....as I said the faq etc rather suck ass so be patient (Unlike I was....making coasters galore).

daddyray
2009-03-16, 07:55 PM
FFooky's set up allowed me to burn stuff I couldn't before.....Yipee!

stoner
2009-03-16, 08:12 PM
Why can't you work with RW's till the thing burns right? :hmm:

dreaded_snakes
2009-03-17, 10:41 AM
Try Burn (http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/Pages/English/home.html) instead. Use the Data tab. You can save as a disc image (File menu) first if you want to check again before burning.

Success! I downloaded Burn and successfully created a good image. Then I burned a DVD from the image and it plays on my Mac, just like it should (insert disk and DVD Player opens in full screen mode, all chapters play good, etc). After work today I'll check the disk out in my external player.

Thanks for the tip. If the disk works in my external player, I'll use Burn from now on.

- Charles

U2Lynne
2009-03-17, 11:58 AM
Great to hear you had success with Burn!

stoner
2009-03-17, 12:00 PM
congrats! :banana: