I just got a new LG-4163b, downloaded DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink as they were well recommended here. What I'm trying to do is transfer the movies I record on to DVD-Ram (Panasonic DMR-ES10) onto DVD-R disc. With the Ram disc I get tall the extras like Chapter creating I'd like to keep. Anyhow I've ran into all sort of issues trying to use Shrink and Decrypter.
(1) I was able to "rip" the movie from the Ram disc and got two files ISO and MDS. I used Decrypter to "Burn" it back to DVD-R setting the the speed at x4. It said "successful". I forgot about 'closing" the disc and it didn't paly in the players (Panasonic and Pioneer). In fact the player said 'Unsupported'. I tried to close it again in Decrypter and got the "I/O Error". I can't close the disc and it won't play in my other players
If I go to "File Mode" or "IFO" I get "UDF File System Parsing Failed"
(2) It's about the same using Shrink. When I try to "Open" it hangs then I get a window with "DVD_RTAV" with three folders.. VR_Mangr.Bup, VR_Mangr.IFO, and VR_Movie.VRO which has almost all the data.
When I try to open them it's "Window's cannot open this file"
If I hit "Open Disc" I get..."DVD Shrink encountered an error". H:\Video_TS.IFO...Sytem cannot find file
If I go to "File Image" I get "DVD_Video_Recorder.ISO...File not found.
If I go to where I ripped the movie to using Decrypter and try to open the "ISO" file I get ..."Invalid UDF File System"
(3) Now I can put a DVD-R pre-recorded in and Shrink opens it up with-out a problem. It does show as ..."Video.TS". All the discs do play in Power DVD as well.
(4) I go into Nero Express, hit "Disc Info" and it shows...DVD-Ram, UDF Mode 1, 4,478,408 kb. I haven't tried Nero yet since all the issues with Decrypter and Shrink.
By the way the discs are Panasonic DVD-Ram and Maxwell DVD-R (Ritek G05)
The LG-4163 is set "Master" on it's on cable and set to DMA. I'm using XP with all updates and have a seperate partition (40gig) for movies and large files.
So I'm I right to assume there's a problem reading the Ram disc, UDF File system and the "VRO" file extension? I was really hoping to use these "RAM" discs and just burn over to the DVD-R's. There just has to be a way. Thanks for your time and sorry about the long post but just trying to get the facts in.