Copying a DVD made by CXD

I made a dual title DVD using CXD and it works great. However, I can’t seem to copy it using Nero or CopytoDVD. However, I can burn additional copies using CXD’s Burn option. Anything I’m doing wrong???

ConvertXtoDVD does not make the DVD Region coded, or add any protection to the burned media.

If you can’t burn a copy of it, it’s probably because it’s having a hard time reading it.

Again, I will assume it was burned on low quality media and/or burned too fast.

What is the [B]MEDIA ID[/B] of your disks ?

Media ID can be found in the burn logs, and/or by using tools like VSO Inspector.

Also, what speed do you burn those media ?

Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim are top notch media.

Media ID like [B]CMC Mag[/B] are the elto crapo stuff on the market…

My 2 cents…

Not a burning problem. The media is Verbatim. Been using the LiteOn and BENQ burners for a long time with no problems. After burning with CXD the burned DVD runs on everything. However, it seems to have a problem reading back on the PC for making a copy. Somthing in the DVD that standalone players don’t mind but is causing a fit with CloneDVD2, Nero, et al.

There is nothing done by CXD that could cause this.
All it does at burning stage is to create datadisk that contains video_ts folder.
All files are normal datafiles, no protection or encryption.

It must be your media.

I think CloneDVD2 said it all when it complained that my post CXD generated files were not complaint. Big fat error message the moment I tried to input the CXD files to CloneDVD2.

How I fixed it.

I simply used FixVTS and the problem disappeared. You have to use this program and do a Full DVD on it and then its capable of being copied. FixVTS finds and repairs compliancy errors!

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FixVTS.htm

Are you trying to create video DVD from video DVD?
All you need to do is to copy that dvd contents like you would copy any data DVD.

Could you paste your log here ? and also let us know if you are using subtitles or not and the ConvertXtoDVD version number.

Hello,

Please follow what I did using a downloadable sample. Then convert using CXD, and finally input the converted DVD into CloneDVD2, from Elaborate Bytes/Slysoft. It generates the error message “Unable to read Video Files”…Unexpected Error… It has to do with the format of the DVD generated by DVD.


CXD VERSION - 2.0.13.128

CXD SETTINGS:

(1) GENERAL - All Three Options UNCHECKED. Theme = Default.

(2) LANGUAGE - English (United States).

(3) CHAPTERS - Both Options UNCHECKED.

(4) AUTHORING - First three Options CHECKED. The Include Menu is UNCHECKED. No menu.

(5) ENCODING - Log Messages CHECKED. Quality = High. Target = DVD-5. Conversion priority = NORMAL.

(6) AUDIO - Default ENGLISH.

(7) SUBTITLES - Default ENGLISH. Default Font. Relative Position , 90%.

(8) BURING - All Options are UNCHECKED. (Note: Also fails if I burn a DVD).

(9) TV FORMAT - NTSC. TV Screen - Automatic.

CXD Sample Test Clip:

http://trailers.divx.com/Columbia/DaVinciCode_Trailer1.divx


CXD Log:

6/26/2006 12:45:24 PM info ********** Report session closed ***********
6/26/2006 12:43:25 PM info --------------Encoding end--------------
6/26/2006 12:42:09 PM info Conversion completed in 00:03:04
6/26/2006 12:42:09 PM warning 1 frames duplicated
6/26/2006 12:39:05 PM info Stream #1 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
6/26/2006 12:39:05 PM info Stream #0 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
6/26/2006 12:39:05 PM info Output Stream#1 - Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 192 kb/s
6/26/2006 12:39:05 PM info Output Stream#0 - Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480, q=1-31, 8308 kb/s
6/26/2006 12:39:05 PM info Video Stream #0 Pulldown : 23.976 -> 29.97 Fps
6/26/2006 12:39:05 PM info Padded source image : Left 0, Top 32, Right 0, Bottom 32
6/26/2006 12:39:05 PM warning Init preview error: [There is no common media type between these pins. ($80040207).]
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info Video source original frame rate: 23.98
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info NTSC 29.97 FPS output format set by user
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info Widescreen (16:9) set automatically
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info Video bitrate 0/8308/8308 Kbps (min/avg/max)
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info Converting "D:\TEMP\DaVinciCode_Trailer1.divx"
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info ----------------Title #1----------------
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info Project size 4.3 Gb. (3.17 Mb. audio - 4.29 Gb. video)
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info Stream #1 - Audio: mp3, 44100 Hz, stereo, 128 kb/s
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info Stream #0 - Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 640x304
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info 2 Stream(s) found - est. duration 00:02:18.472
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info Opening file "D:\TEMP\DaVinciCode_Trailer1.divx"
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info [ ] Engine Log
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info Encoder quality: 100%
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info --------------Encoding begin--------------
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info --------------Menu settings end--------------
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info [ ] Menu
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info --------------Menu settings begin--------------
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info --------------Default burn settings end--------------
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info Default speed selected: Max
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info New Drive selected : 1:1:0 - BENQ DVD DC DQ60 MREC [H] (Ide)
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info [ ] Delete files after burn complete
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info [ ] Don’t eject after burn complete
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info [ ] Prefer SAO for DVD-R
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info [ ] Include originals
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info [ ] Burn result to DVD
6/26/2006 12:39:04 PM info --------------Default burn settings begin--------------
6/26/2006 12:31:16 PM warning Init preview error: [There is no common media type between these pins. ($80040207).]
6/26/2006 12:31:15 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
6/26/2006 12:31:15 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
6/26/2006 12:31:15 PM info Version 2.0.13.128
6/26/2006 12:31:15 PM info ExeName : "F:\Program Files\VSO\ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDvd.exe"
6/26/2006 12:31:15 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
6/26/2006 12:31:14 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

I think it might be related to turning MENU generation OFF. Without the menu, you get a DVD that may work on a standalone player but has problems if you try to import it into certain software on a PC. Therefore, when you run the DVD files through FixVTS, it must find the bad links and repair them. CXD should be generating proper NO MENU DVDs. Just an opinion based on one experiment, FWIW!

I just can’t understand why ANY burning program would check those video files when you just COPY disc?

One thing I found right away - disc produced this way is NOT DVD compliant, it is under 1GB total size. Most new players have no problems with it however.

Then: I tried what you did, here is log from conversion and burn:

26.6.2006 22:09:01	tietoa	********** Raportti sessio suljettu ***********
26.6.2006 22:08:59	tietoa	 Finalization Time 00:00:15 - Total completion time 00:00:32
26.6.2006 22:08:43	tietoa	 Write finished in 00:00:17 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 4,28
26.6.2006 22:08:26	tietoa	 Lead-in burning time (mS) 244
26.6.2006 22:08:26	tietoa	 Write started 45392 sectors to write
26.6.2006 22:08:26	tietoa	 Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
26.6.2006 22:08:26	tietoa	 Format completed
26.6.2006 22:07:52	tietoa	 Format start
26.6.2006 22:07:52	tietoa	 Available write speed: 4x, 2.4x
26.6.2006 22:07:52	tietoa	 Media ID: RITEK-004-30
26.6.2006 22:07:52	varoitus	 VIDEO_TS.IFO/BUP reallocated to keep DVD VIDEO structure compatibility
26.6.2006 22:07:52	tietoa	 Scanned files #5, folder #2 - total size 91844608 b. (87,6 Mb.)
26.6.2006 22:07:52	tietoa	 Inserted media type : DVD+RW
26.6.2006 22:07:52	tietoa	 Write started
26.6.2006 22:07:51	tietoa	Media name: "DaVinciCode_Trailer1"
26.6.2006 22:07:51	tietoa	Burned folder: "H:\leffaa\DaVinciCode_Trailer1"
26.6.2006 22:07:46	tietoa	 New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
26.6.2006 22:07:45	tietoa	 Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
26.6.2006 22:07:45	tietoa	 New Drive selected : 1:2:0 - _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG 2.18 [I] (Ide)
26.6.2006 22:07:38	tietoa	User default language : 1035 (0x040Bh) - Finnish
26.6.2006 22:07:38	tietoa	System default language : 1035 (0x040Bh) - Finnish
26.6.2006 22:07:38	tietoa	Version 2.0.13.128
26.6.2006 22:07:38	tietoa	ExeName : "C:\Program Files\VSO\ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDvd.exe"
26.6.2006 22:07:38	tietoa	OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
26.6.2006 22:07:38	tietoa	******************** Report session started ********************


26.6.2006 22:06:49	tietoa	********** Raportti sessio suljettu ***********
26.6.2006 22:06:47	tietoa	--------------Encoding end--------------
26.6.2006 22:06:45	tietoa	Muunnos valmis, aikaa kului 00:01:12
26.6.2006 22:06:45	varoitus	1 frames duplicated
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	Stream #1 Sync. delay : 0,00 ms
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	Stream #0 Sync. delay : 0,00 ms
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	Output Stream#1 - Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 192 kb/s
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	Output Stream#0 - Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480, q=1-31, 8308 kb/s
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	Video Stream #0 Pulldown : 23,976 -> 29,97 Fps
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	Padded source image : Left 0, Top 32, Right 0, Bottom 32
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	Video source original frame rate: 23,98
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	NTSC 29.97 FPS output format set automatically
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	Widescreen (16:9) set automatically
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	Video bittivirta 0/8308/8308 Kbps (min/kesk/max)
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	Muunnan "E:\leffat kesken\DaVinciCode_Trailer1.divx"
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	----------------Nimi #1----------------
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	Projektin koko 4,3 Gb. (3,17 Mb. ääni - 4,29 Gb. video)
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	Stream #1 - Audio: mp3, 44100 Hz, stereo, 128 kb/s
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	Stream #0 - Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 640x304
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	2 Stream(s) found - est. duration 00:02:18.472
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	Opening file "E:\leffat kesken\DaVinciCode_Trailer1.divx"
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	[ ] Laiteloki
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	Koodauksen laatu: 100%
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	--------------Encoding begin--------------
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	--------------Menu settings end--------------
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	[ ] Valikko
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	--------------Menu settings begin--------------
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	--------------Default burn settings end--------------
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	Default speed selected: 4x
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	 Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	 New Drive selected : 1:2:0 - _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG 2.18 [I] (Ide)
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	[ ] Delete files after burn complete
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	[X] Don't eject after burn complete
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	[ ] Prefer SAO for DVD-R
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	[ ] Include originals
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	[ ] Burn result to DVD
26.6.2006 22:05:33	tietoa	--------------Default burn settings begin--------------
26.6.2006 22:04:48	tietoa	User default language : 1035 (0x040Bh) - Finnish
26.6.2006 22:04:48	tietoa	System default language : 1035 (0x040Bh) - Finnish
26.6.2006 22:04:48	tietoa	Version 2.0.13.128
26.6.2006 22:04:48	tietoa	ExeName : "C:\Program Files\VSO\ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDvd.exe"
26.6.2006 22:04:48	tietoa	OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
26.6.2006 22:04:47	tietoa	******************** Report session started ********************

No problems there.

Then I tried making a copy with Nero by selecting “Copy DVD” option.
As I have only one DVD drive, I had to make copy using image.
Resulting log is attached, no problems.

Then I tried DVDShrink with that DVD. No problems - analyzed files, shrinked without problems.

Copied files to desktop - no problems.

Then I tried to make DVD-video from those files on DVD. No problem.
Tried to burn it - no problem.

Tried making DVD-video from those files with CopyTODVD - No problem.

So far everything I tried has worked.
With original and settings you used. (ok, language is different on CxD)

Conclusion - there is something wrong with your system.
I’d suggest full check for any adware, trojans etc.
If none found, (or anyway!) complete re-install of windows.

>> Conclusion - there is something wrong with your system. <<

LOL!

Nonsense. I have two friends who are experiencing the exact same problem. Their settings are identical to mine. They are also converting from a file which is usually MPEG1. But the problem exists with other inputs (e.g. PAL DVD Input). The example I gave is a simple DIVX file I found on the Internet and its not representative of bigger and more complex source files I’ve tried. One thing is for sure, CLONEDVD2 definitely coughs on the conversion of the sample. If you can’t duplicate that, then you are not experiencing what some other users may be having for a problem.

CLONEDVD2 ERROR: DVDManager 0 Common 0 4294967294 1

ALSO, DVDREMAKE PRO Genrates an Error Message.

Like I said in another message, I think the problem MIGHT BE (but I’m not sure) the exclusion of a menu. I just haven’t done enough testing. However, if I simply run VTSFIX on the DVD compliation from CXD, the problem goes away, with or without the menu.

I’ll get back if I find more information. Inthe interim, I have a fix.

Thanks for your trying.

Gary

Hi Lapinou,

I just dumped the log of DVDREMAKE PRO after it rejected the CXD generated DVD in the example I gave of the conversion of the Da Vinci Code Trailer DIVX download.

THE DVDREMAKE PRO LOG:

Importing DVD…
Read DVD from: D:\CONVERTXTODVD\DaVinciCode_Trailer1\VIDEO_TS
Read VMG
vmg_last_sector != 0 (975:VMG.cpp)
can’t load VMG.

Love the application and hope you can find a solution to make this great software invincible.

Thanks,

Gary

This issues was submitted to the VSO bug tracking system 15 days ago, see http://bugs.vso-software.fr/view.php?id=184

OK, getting that error with DVDRemake.
Funny. Most programs work just fine, including best tools.

OK. I downloaded 2.0.15.136 from a link in another thread, and it DID NOT fix my problem. CXD still gives errors when you import a CXD created project into DVDREMAKE and CLONEDVD2. Only FIXVTS program will repair the files. The problem has to do with setting NO MENUS in preferences. I gave an example of the problem, why is it not yet fixed if 2.0.15.136 is close to release?

CXD Sample Test Clip:

http://trailers.divx.com/Columbia/D...e_Trailer1.divx

Gary - I just don’t understand reason for this topic.

Copying DVD made by CxD works just fine.
You are trying to EDIT it again, and some programs cough right away.

Question is: if you are trying to COPY disk - why are you using EDITING program?

Sure I can get lots of errors and problems if I try funny things. Like converting 4 hours of episodes to one DVD5 and then run that output thru NeroExpress or other programs that are re-encoding - usually result does not fit to one disk.

I never burn out of CXD. I mainly edit the project using another program like DVDRemake.

The fact remains that there is a duplicatable bug in CXD. The bug should be fixable and the rest will be history. Sometimes other problems get solved with a bug fix to one specific problem. Its the serendipity effect in programming.

This is a low level bug, and there is no questioning that. Because your receipe for creating DVDs is different from mine, does not negate my methods as insignificant. Beside, PORTMAC has already stated this same issue has been submitted previously. I am merely reporting that 2.0.15.136 beta does not solve the problem, YET!

Gary - check your first post on this topic.
This is not problem on copying DVDs made with CxD, this is problem editing DVD made with CxD and that problem is reported as mentioned.

I originally had a copy problem that was augmented by an edit problem. Since editing is of higher importance to me, I switched the focus to editing. In fact, they are both branches rooted on the same problem.

Ok, there is now an official new release of CXD on their web site, version 2.0.15.136. I tried it with the following clip:

http://media.divx.com/comiccon/SatKlingonZog.divx

Seems to still fail with CLONEDVD2.

Something is badly wrong now.

I downloaded and installed CloneDVD2 just to test this.
Then I converted your exampleclip with CxD .15.
Menu included, no chapters. No problems converting.

Started CloneDVD2 - selected “create DVD”, selected correct folder and wrote DVD.
Tried again, selected “copy DVD”, selected correct folder and wrote DVD.
Converted again with forcing to PAL, included chapters. Back to CloneDVD2.
I tried all options that are on CloneDVD2 first page, I tried that cut/edit that it has, I removed sound, included menu, discarded menu, everytime same result:

No problems what so ever!