Hello all. I ask up front that you please bear with me as although I’m trying to educate myself about things computer and burn-y, it’s hard to find info sites out there that will explain terminology and processes from the bottom up. So, if I seem clueless, I am!
I have bought a set of dvd’s of a childrens tv series. Each disk has about 6 episodes on it. In trying to back it up with DVD Gold 188.8.131.52, I use the “Full Disk” option, while asking it to go directly to the main menu, and remove the warnings.
I copied the first disk onto the computer hard drive. Then I burned the DVD9. When I placed it in the DVD player to test it, it went to the main menu, which shows snapshots of the first episode. You can either choose to play a chapter, or play the whole episode. But regardless of which I chose, it wouldn’t play. Eventually it showed the message “Disk Error”. After the DVD player freezing, refusing to give back the disk, etc, I shut off the machine and somehow got it to play after turning it back on…starting at episode 2.
I put it into the computer and it played fine. I also went to the files in the “Full Disk” folder, clicked on a random file, and all the episodes and menu’s worked and played beautifully from episode 1, on.
I opened it up in DVDFab Gold, looking at the chapters in the “Main Movie” option. It showed that episode 1 had been named title7, episode 2 was title1, episode 3 was title 2, and so on.
I have no idea how to rename the files in the folder as I have no way to know how to understand what I’m looking at. Would burning at at a set low speed instead of “recommended speed” help? I have read here that there are often problems with chapter order when trying to back up a dvd that has episodes on it. So far no-one has come up with a solution, or at least one that I can understand.
I would really like to back up all 6 of these disks as I don’t want my nieces getting their grubby little hands on the originals. Can anyone help me out here with clear and easily understood advice? Or maybe one of the DVDFab authors might read this and offer a fix? I am considering downloading the latest beta version (184.108.40.206, Dec 1 2007) but have been warned about the dangers of bugs in beta’s.
Any assistance is appreciated. Thank-you.