I'm constantly finding myself correcting (or attempting to correct) problems with DVDs or removing protections and changing region codes. Sometimes it's as simple changing a Region Code with IFOedit, other times it's a little more complex and the only validation I have of the actions I've taken is to see if it'll play as expected.
I'd like to be a little more thorough and run a quick diagnostic on DVDs before I burn them. A tool that reports on the presence of any protections present, the region code, and any problems with invalid VOBu's, unreferenced material, non-identical IFO/BUPs, etc.
As an example; here's an AnyDVD report on a DVD I'm trying to correct at the moment;
[I]Summary for drive G: (AnyDVD 22.214.171.124)
ELBY CLONEDRIVE 1.4
Drive (Hardware) Region: 1
Media is a DVD.
Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (parallel)
Total size: 2295487 sectors (4483 MBytes)
Video DVD (or CD) label: TERM_S1_DISC3
Media is not CSS protected.
Video Standard: NTSC
Media is region free.
RCE protection not found.
Found & removed structural copy protection!
Found & removed invalid cell pieces!
Found & removed invalid VOBUs!
UDF filesystem patched!
Autorun not found on Video DVD.
Found & removed 1 potential bad sector protections!
Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1! [/I]
I've run this DVD through CloneDVD2, so have some comfort that AnyDVD has corrected the issues, but I'd like something a little more thorough and in this case, a second opinion. I realise that I can always burn an image, mount it and then read the AnyDVD diagnostics, but this is cumbersome and I'm not convinced that AnyDVD will correctly report all problems.
Any ideas are most welcome. Thanks in advance...