Is there any software that can ‘repair’ (perhaps recode?) a damaged dvd
I suppose I waited too long, but I have recently decided to try and back up my ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ dvd … I say waited to long, because even tho it seems to play just fine, the disc has a ton of scratches on it so I decided it was time to try and copy it (back it up) before it is to late.
I tried to copy it to my hard drive with several programs, Clone DVD2, DVD Decrypter, and VIDEO VAULT (my personal favorite) along with ANY DVD.
ALL of them failed. Clone DVD2 would get so far and just give the “Oh no” message, DVD Decrypt said it copied fine, but it didnt, and Video Vault just
kept adding to it’s “Time Remaining” (from 25 mins, eventually up to 24 HOURS) when I’d just give up and quit the program.
So I cleaned the orig DVD disc, several times, over and over, and eventually
I successfully managed to copy it to my harddrive with Video Vault, and the
subsequent VIDEO_TS folder would play perfectly on my computer. BUT the
copy I would burn to a disc, even tho it would play perfectly on my computer’s dvd rom, on my settop dvd player (Phillips) it ALWAYS would play
fine up till chapter 3 and then at the same scene, would always jump to
the main menu. On my Sony PS2, and a cheap (29 dollar Apex) settop it will
play in it’s entirety altho jumping and skipping VERY BRIEFLY at the same
spot it returns to the menu on my Phillips.
I have tried reburning the copy that’s on my harddisc several times, using Taiyo Yuden and Verbatim media, same exact results in the same spots on each of the different players.
So my question is is there anyway to determine and repair what’s bad in
the ‘Video_TS’ folder? I would like to repair (recode?) the entire dvd as is,
and not just the movie like DVD shrink would do.