I’ve got a disc that I can’t figure out how to back up. It’s an SVCD I got from a tour company after taking a trip to North Korea (yes, they do have tours there).
I can view it with VLC without any problems, but the MPG2 file can’t be copied off, it gives an error -36 (I’m using OSX). The Finder reads the disk as having a total size of 1.2 MB, and if I try to rip the CD to an image with Toast, Disk Utility, or PowerISO I get a 1.2 MB image.
CloneCD created an image file of about 500MB (which powerISO converted to a 430MB ISO file when I tried that – I was trying everything), but when I mounted that and tried to play it VLC reported one sector in four as bad, the image was black, and a shrieking noise came from my speakers.
I’ve tried all the copy protection detectors listed on the site, using a WinXP virtual machine through Parallels Desktop. Nothing detected, but I think those are mostly for games anyway.
Any idea is appreciated, any solution even moreso! Until then I wait…