Problem Customer brings in a mini DVD that cannot be read by the computer and sometimes cannot be read by a DVD player. The disc is either corrupt or has not been finalized by the camera. Sometimes that solution is to get the customer to bring in the camera to finalize the disc. Let's assume that the camera is not available or the disc is finalized and still cannot be read.
- Get iso of the DVD.
- Place disc in tray.
- Open isoBuster (my programs/smart projects)
- At the top of the left window pane, select the burner that has the disc
- The left pane will contain info about the each track etc. The right pane will contain details of the selected left pane track.
- A window titled "No file systems and/or files found" indicating that there is a problem with the disc format and the box will be asking you to proceed to finding missing files. Select <cancel> button.
- Right click the left pane's session 1 disc and select "extract from-to".
- A box titled "extract From-To" will open. Select <Start Extraction> button.
- It will ask you where to copy the iso file....give it a name and location on the HDD. This will take a while to copy the disc to the HDD.
- Now open the iso image file with isoBuster by selecting file/open image file and then the file that you just copied to the HDD.
- A window titled "No file systems and/or files found" indicating that there is a problem with the disc format and the box will be asking you to proceed to finding missing files. Select <Make it so> button.
- A window titled "Scanning for lost data" will appear and start processing the iso file.
- When the scan is finished, the right pane should be showing "recovered" VOB, VTS, etc files.
- Select all the files in the right pane and right click. Select "Extract Objects". Extract the files to a appropriate area on HDD.
- Now pull VOB's into Vegas or Nero Vision (see other article) or whatever.......
Had a situation where isoBuster recovered all the VOB's. Two VOB's were about 500MB, one was about 10 minutes long and the other only 2 seconds!!! Initially I threw these both on the timeline and rendered them out as 2 second and 10 minute clips! Redoing isoBuster had no effect. Processed the clip through ACDSee Video Convertor Pro 3.5 ....which fixed the length (first tried AVI and Vegas did not like the file, then used mpg and Vegas worked fine.