Cannot copy DVDs created with convertXtodvd

all the dvds I create with VSOs software are uncopiable. I want to burn one original from avi files, then use Nero or clonedvd to do multiple copies of that disc, but clonedvd fails 2 seconds after starting

Nero just plods through the DVD but creates an unplayable disc, with results similar to if you were trying to copy a VHS tape but gets a crappy output

I have also tried getting convertXtodvd to make vob files without burning, then using clonedvd or nero to burn the results, but this turns out the same, does convertXtodvd lock its outputted files?

Wow … you have been member on these forums for two years and this is your first post? ;D

Anyway - short answer - NO.

Those files are not locked or encrypted in any way. Something else is causing your problem.

just shows ive been using the search feature well :slight_smile: found everything I wanted so far

ok, well not sure where to start with testing, it doesn’t seem to be software specific, it happens with nero and clonedvd, I can burn other files no problem created with winavi for example, but have big audio sync issues with that software

guess if there is no solution, then would anyone reccomend any alternative software that creates basic menus like VSO’s software, Nerovision is a pile of pants aswell, unless there are any new versions that work!

Are you trying to make a DVD from already burned DVD?
Or are you using “copy disk” function on those programs?

First one will most likely not work properly, but second one should.
Disk created with ConvertXtoDVD is standard VideoDVD and it can be
copied like any DataDVD. All it contains is video_ts (and audio_ts) folders,
all video data inside video_ts folder.

Your problem might be bad disk - first version you burned to disk was already bad
so checksums are incorrect and copying DVD is not working.

Hard to say without any logs.

I am doing a direct copy from the originally created disc, well not direct, but via HDD image “off the fly”

also, just did a test with nero and it failed, heres the log

snip

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\program files\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 26/10/2004 19:35:34
Nero Version: 6.6.0.15
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 15h
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B>Version: DL10 - HA 2 TA 1 - 6.6.0.15
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B>Version: DL10 - HA 2 TA 1 - 6.6.0.15
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 2

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : SCSI DVD-ROM 1.0 VClone Port 0 ID 0 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : ST3120023A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : ST3160023A atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SONY CD-RW CRX210E1 atapi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B atapi Port 2 ID 1 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SCSI DVD-ROM L: CDRom2
SONY CD-RW CRX210E1 F: CDRom0
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B G: CDRom1

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1023MB (1048048kB)
Free physical memory: 651MB (666672kB)
Memory in use : 36 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

16.6.2006
===== Disc-Copy over image - 1st step : Copy to image …

06:55:22 #1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

06:55:22 #2 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer Image Recorder running

06:55:22 #3 Text 0 File DVDCopy.cpp, Line 279
DVD Track-Information from source disc
S01 T01 Con 0x14 Start 0 Len 2229504 (gap 0) Blank 0 Res 0 Dmg 0 Open Trk 0 Mode TRM_DATA_MODE1 (0)

06:55:22 #4 Text 0 File DVDCopy.cpp, Line 382
Max -1 tracks of 1 allowed to copy
1: 0 - 2229504 = 2229504, TRM_DATA_MODE1, block size 2048, read opt 0 (no read options)

06:55:22 #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3231
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

06:55:23 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 269
Last possible write address on media: 4718591 (1048:34.41, 9215MB)
Last address to be written: 2229503 (495:26.53, 4354MB)

06:55:23 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 281
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

06:55:23 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2477
Recorder: Image Recorder;
CD type reading failed
ATIP Data: ?

06:55:23 #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 447
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

06:55:23 #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 830
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (1 - Data (mode 1))
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2229504 (2229504) = #2229504/495:26.54
not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2229504 blocks [Image Recorder]
--------------------------------------------------------------

06:55:23 #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1043
Prepare recorder [Image Recorder] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: ""
TOCType: 0x40; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4566024192, ISRC ""
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
2229504 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

06:55:23 #12 Phase 120 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Creating the image for burning

06:55:23 #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2643
Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

07:02:48 #14 SCSI -1128 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1436
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 1, LUN 0, buffer 0x07421000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x11
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x28 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x09 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x20 0x09 0x10 0x10
0x00 0x00 0x03 0x0C 0x11 0x00

07:02:48 #15 TRANSFER -25 File Reader.cpp, Line 382
Error reading data

07:02:48 #16 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 385
Exception value: -1128

07:02:49 #17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

07:02:49 #18 Phase 22 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Reading disc failed

===== Disc-Copy over image - 2nd step : Burn the image …

06:55:22 #1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

06:55:22 #2 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer Image Recorder running

06:55:22 #3 Text 0 File DVDCopy.cpp, Line 279
DVD Track-Information from source disc
S01 T01 Con 0x14 Start 0 Len 2229504 (gap 0) Blank 0 Res 0 Dmg 0 Open Trk 0 Mode TRM_DATA_MODE1 (0)

06:55:22 #4 Text 0 File DVDCopy.cpp, Line 382
Max -1 tracks of 1 allowed to copy
1: 0 - 2229504 = 2229504, TRM_DATA_MODE1, block size 2048, read opt 0 (no read options)

06:55:22 #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3231
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

06:55:23 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 269
Last possible write address on media: 4718591 (1048:34.41, 9215MB)
Last address to be written: 2229503 (495:26.53, 4354MB)

06:55:23 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 281
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

06:55:23 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2477
Recorder: Image Recorder;
CD type reading failed
ATIP Data: ?

06:55:23 #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 447
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

06:55:23 #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 830
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (1 - Data (mode 1))
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2229504 (2229504) = #2229504/495:26.54
not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2229504 blocks [Image Recorder]
--------------------------------------------------------------

06:55:23 #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1043
Prepare recorder [Image Recorder] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: ""
TOCType: 0x40; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4566024192, ISRC ""
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
2229504 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

06:55:23 #12 Phase 120 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Creating the image for burning

06:55:23 #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2643
Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

07:02:48 #14 SCSI -1128 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1436
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 1, LUN 0, buffer 0x07421000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x11
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x28 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x09 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x20 0x09 0x10 0x10
0x00 0x00 0x03 0x0C 0x11 0x00

07:02:48 #15 TRANSFER -25 File Reader.cpp, Line 382
Error reading data

07:02:48 #16 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 385
Exception value: -1128

07:02:49 #17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

07:02:49 #18 Phase 22 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Reading disc failed

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.32a, size=20640 bytes, created 25/04/2005 10:03:00 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 04/08/2004 06:59:42 (Adapter driver for rec)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

Nero log is hebrew to me.
But there is few points where it says “reading failed”.

Can you copy contents of that DVD to harddrive?
If you can, then there is nothing wrong with that DVD, if you can’t, then that disk is faulty.

i’m not to familiar with nero’s logs either but my 2cents would be a problem with the virtual drive for the image or the medium error in the log? i’m not a pro at all the burning software in existence but i have a fairly good knowledge of the popular titles as well as an a++ in hardware as a master tech… good luck i’m sure some of the video conversion guru’s on this site will help you if my 2cents doesn’t help you troubleshoot your problem

                                                   Peace

ps: in the error dialogue box does TCE stand for table of contents error?
if so maybe the structure is bad???

right, just tried what you said, copying files off, which I dont think I have tried before, when copying the last file off (vts_02_3), it throws out a CRC error,

I tried another one of the DVDs VSO had created, and it gives an error on vts_01_1

so, does this mean VSO is throwing out bad VOB files? Will play on a DVD player but are uncopyable…

thanks JJ

This means that either your DVD medias are bad quality, your burner is faulty or you burn with too fast speed for that media.

Try first lowering speed to 4X or 2X. Then check result, if it works, then it was speed.
If low speed is not helping, then try different brand of media.
If problems with all media brands then your burner might be faulty.

One thing to check also is system problems, advertizing software or trojans might cause problems, as might other burning software (if installed).
Check also that you do not have multisession enabled when burning.

I’ve converted 100’s of vids w/VSO and if the report log says i have a good conversion and the original vid is not seriously bad, then the DVDs i burn always look as good as they can concerning whatever source vid quality is.

I NEVER saw it create a bad DVD compilation.

this thread really should be in the Nero section as it is very very unlikely to be related to VSO creation of the files as noted above several times.

i have the same problem !!! i can look them on my dvd player with no problem … but when i try to copy the disc on my pc or on 4 others … with every different program there is … it fails :doh:

srry for my bad english …

hope someone can help us