Dvd rebuilder error

I’m new to using DVD rebuilder, and I keep getting a “runtime error 52 bad file name or number.” I’ve tried using the pro version and the latest freeware version, the various free encoders, and even the pay cinema craft encoder (with the proper configured file path). I don’t know what is causing this–and it happens with all discs, too. The Help contents indicate that this has been an issue in past versions, but it says it was fixed…One other thing I noticed, but don’t know if it’s the cause: in the “status” window of rebuilder it says “decoder” is “unknown,” but none of the other items say that. Any ideas?

Thank you.

Could you post the full log for us?

What program are you using to decrypt and rip the dvds to the hard drive?

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Could you post the full log for us?
a log for rebuilder? The error pops up immediately when I click the “one click” option to start. So I’m not sure how much a log there would be. I guess I’m confused–how do I get a log for rebuilder?

What program are you using to decrypt and rip
I guess I’m doubly confused now: I thought the rebuilder program did that. Crap. :o
So I first rip to Hd with another program, and then I use rebuilder to do the file “compression” to fit it onto a dvd 5?

Yes, you have to decrypt and rip the dvd first. Use DVDFab HD Decrypter for this. It is the free section within DVDFab and will continue to function even after the trial for the main part of the program expires.

Ok, I got that part figured out. I’m going to include below what I assume is from the rebuilder log after a first successful run and see if anyone notices anything/any settings to maybe be changed. B/c I think the results look a bit disappointing. (Along with a feature I kept some extras and menus of a backup I’ve made–with “33%” taken from extras for “space” for the main feature…so I realize some loss of quality is to be expected.) The overall quality does not seem too noticeably different except in one key area: color. Side by side and on the same player (VLC) with the original rip from the Hd, the rebuilder copy is significantly an overall darker shade. I’m not 100% sure if this same kind of darkening happens with slysoft’s far speedier CloneDVD2, which I usually use; but from all the good I’ve heard about rebuilder, I’m surprised by this and wonder if some settings need to be fiddled with here to access rebuilder’s full potential for correct color?

[12:42:59] One Click encoding activated…

[12:42:59] Phase I, PREPARATION started.

  • DVD-RB v1.26.6
  • AVISYNTH 2.5.5.0
  • CCE 2.70.2.12 encoder selected.
  • “Steal Space from Extras” mode (33%) is enabled.
  • Source: MY DVDS
  • VTS_02: 2,962,593 sectors.
    – Scanning and writing .D2V & .AVS files
    – Processed 141,297 frames.
    – Building .AVS and .ECL files
  • VTS_03: 851,454 sectors.
    – Scanning and writing .D2V & .AVS files
    – Processed 66,555 frames.
    – Building .AVS and .ECL files
  • VTS_04: 68,760 sectors.
    – Scanning and writing .D2V & .AVS files
    – Processed 4,328 frames.
    – Building .AVS and .ECL files
  • Reduction Level for DVD-5: 55.3%
  • Overall Bitrate : 4,732/3,786Kbs
  • Space for Video : 4,089,570KB
  • Movie improvement from extra reduction = 10.4%
  • HIGH/LOW/TYPICAL Bitrates: 4,966/400/3,786 Kbs
    [12:47:40] Phase I, PREPARATION completed in 5 minutes.
    [12:47:40] Phase II ENCODING started
  • Creating M2V for VTS_02 segment 0
  • Creating M2V for VTS_02 segment 1
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  • Extracting Video for VTS_02 segment 13
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  • Creating M2V for VTS_03 segment 1
  • Extracting Video for VTS_03 segment 2
  • Creating M2V for VTS_04 segment 0
  • Extracting Video for VTS_04 segment 1
    [14:44:37] Phase II ENCODING completed in 117 minutes.
    [14:44:37] Phase III, REBUILD started.
  • Copying IFO, BUP, and unaltered files…
  • Processing VTS_02
    • Reading/processing TMAP table…
    • Rebuilding seg 0 VOBID 1 CELLID 1
    • Rebuilding seg 1 VOBID 1 CELLID 2
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    • Updating NAVPACKS for VOBID_01
    • Updated VTS_C_ADT.
    • Updated VTS_VOBU_ADMAP.
  • Updated IFO: VTS_02_0.IFO
    • Updating TMAP table…
  • Processing VTS_03
    • Reading/processing TMAP table…
    • Rebuilding seg 0 VOBID 1 CELLID 1
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    • Rebuilding seg 2 VOBID 1 CELLID 2
    • Updating NAVPACKS for VOBID_01
    • Updated VTS_C_ADT.
    • Updated VTS_VOBU_ADMAP.
  • Updated IFO: VTS_03_0.IFO
    • Updating TMAP table…
  • Processing VTS_04
    • Reading/processing TMAP table…
    • Rebuilding seg 0 VOBID 1 CELLID 1
    • Rebuilding seg 1 VOBID 1 CELLID 2
    • Updating NAVPACKS for VOBID_01
    • Updated VTS_C_ADT.
    • Updated VTS_VOBU_ADMAP.
  • Updated IFO: VTS_04_0.IFO
    • Updating TMAP table…
  • Correcting VTS Sectors…
    [14:58:08] Phase III, REBUILD completed in 14 minutes.

Done.
[14:58:08] PREPARE/ENCODE/REBUILD completed in 136 min.

Don’t know why you got a darker output moscatomg1. That isn’t a usual result from CCE or DVDRebuilder in general.

You might try using the HC encoder instead. In the HC settings, adjust Luminance Gain to 1 instead of 0. Set the Quality output to Best. You should expect slower encode times using HC and these settings.