Okay, I’ll bare that in mind.
Somebody get me my ranting quill! :a
I recorded some Reading Festival concert footage back in August on my cheap and cheerful Visitron DVD recorder, and my guitar teacher wanted some copies of it.
Fair game, I bunged the DVD into my Phillips burner, and wanted to create an image using IMGBurn.
Failed to copy. Try again. I scratched my head, muttering the odd swear word, and immidiantly thought to open the disc in Explorer and see if I can copy it manually over to my hard drive. One of the largest files borked and refused to copy.
Tried DVD Cloner, crashed and gave up.
Would the disc play at all? I used a standalone DVD player built into my TV, and a Phillips unit. Hmm, the disc seem to playback fine. OOPS! Skipped several minutes on the DVD and refused to play the last 5 minutes.
Finally, I tried a recovery program. Seems to show signs its working, but speeds are so slow it slows down to a crawl. Literally, not even a crawl. 0.02MBS every THIRTY SECONDS - Bare in mind I had just over a GB to recover and after 10 hours constantly, it had moved a painful 10MB. No, probably not even that. My mum accidently cancelled it and I just gave up.
The kicker is this. Have a stab in the dark what the brand was?
It wasn’t all bad news, though. I did manage to do a manual copy of copying one DVD to another, and I may have only lost probably 10 minutes of it. I can live with that.
I gotta be more careful…