I’m new and probably thick-headed, but I don’t fully understand ISO and other image files. They are “archive” files that can be used to copy video and burn it to another disc. Why not just copy the video files/folders to the HD? They appear to be about the same size.
This all came up as I attempted to rip and copy some non-copyrighted (non-encrypted, is what they’re called??) dvds. The first one is a story all on its own (http://club.cdfreaks.com/f48/pal-ntsc-251200/). The second was a straight up disc-to-disc copy job that went smoothly.
The third had its own problem. It wouldn’t copy disc-to-disc. "“command sequence error” and “could not perform StartTrack”.
I tried a few methods with ReCode or some other application within Nero 6 OEM to copy the dvd to the HD. All failed to provide an acceptable copy when I burned them to discs. Essentially, I couldn’t get a copy with a navigable menu and chapters.
Next on the list to try was a disc image (.nrg). That worked!! I have made several copies of this 2-disc set.
Why? And what the heck are image files.