[QUOTE=OCanada;2286015]Taking the OP and his comments at face value (and I have yet found reason to do otherwise), he was merely a participant in the subject matter on the DVDs in question. He has not stated he was involved in its creation, and based on the problem he’s having duplicating it, I tend to believe that.
He bought these DVDs from someone else who, supposedly, created them, and is trying to back them up (not convert them to DVD format). He did mention there were two discs involved, and his problem is the second one. What that says about the first, I have no idea and am not speculating.
If this second disc is, in fact, sloppy mastering by a tyro at the controls, I have no idea how to get around it, except one of two possibilities.
Use the program that created it (I believe it is DVD Studio Pro, an expensive Mac program, more for pros) [B]OR[/B] talk a competent programmer into creating a utility that will allow one to alter the file attribute bits that are at the beginning of each individual file header on whatever medium it’s stored on, to see if conditions can be set to allow the correct files to be transferred off the DVD and fixed.
In the mess that is this particular DVD, we think we’ve found them - VTS_33_0-2, which includes IFO, BUP and VOB files that seem to meet the size requirements (and see the OP’s post with the *nix results for the other reason).
Correct, I was the participant in an event that was recorded and the DVD was produced by a company. I bought 2 DVDs, one of the performance, the second of the awards. I have the same issues with both DVDs, they are just different in size/length.
I used k9copy (a linux program and only one that would tell me as such), which ones are actually a different size, despite all the files appearing the same size. This is how I deduced #33 (at least one 1 of the disks).
In additional developments, another friend of mine is helping me and I can mount this disk as both CD9660 and UDF. It is as if this is a hybrid disk of some sort, thus potentially confusing copy software. Is such a thing possible and if so, how do you get around this? Either way, it doesn’t answer the file size problems.