Before I discovered CDFREAKS and learned more about DVD burining I made copies of some old 8mm video tapes to Ritek G05 DVD-R. These disks are now
having all sorts of read problems and I need to recover the data and make copies. I have tried using DVD-Decrypter to copy the disks to VOB structures etc on my hard disk. This is sometimes successful but some disks have so many read errors and retries that on the deault (20 retries) setting after 3-4 hours the copy is still running and my Philips 1640 is getting rather hot. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice to offer on how to try and recover these disks? I used DVD-Decrypter because it logs everything and I could set the number of retries etc (the disks are obviously not CSS encrypted as I made them)
If anyone could offer any advice (other than don’t buy Ritek ) I would be most grateful. Sorry if this is in the wrong forum but it seemed to be the best fit.