I bought a 100 pack of the cheapest DVD-R’s I could find. They are rated at 4x but I put firmware on my NEC 2500 to allow burning at 8x. Well, I’ve learned my lesson…I first ripped a bunch of movies, then backed them up to DVD-R and reformatted my hard drive. Now I want to put them back on my computer and about 25% of the movies fail to rip with tons of read errors.
What is the best software to get the most data from these files? I’ve used DVD Decrypter and set retries to 3…it eventually finishes, but I’m concerned that my files will stop playing when using PowerDVD or something like that. I don’t mind a momentary skip when watching the movies with the errors, but don’t want to waste my time ripping 20 or 30 movies, just to have the software puke when it tries to read the reconstructed files.
I’m also a little unsure of how DVD Decrypter works… If I go into Windows Explorer and drag n drop, it will fail since it can’t transfer 100% of the file. When I use DVD Decrypter, is it actually recreating the structure of the file and throwing away the lost frames?