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Windows 7: DVD recovery software - please


19 Feb 2012   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxseven View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
My copy suggestion was to have a separate standalone DVD burner unit and connect your theatre DVD player to that burner and make a new DVD.
That might be fine if all that is on the DVD is video; i.e. the player will play it (glitches and all) and the burner can record it, including the glitches.


suspect008 your DVDs were not likely "damaged" by you in any way, the writeable DVDs you used are deteriorating, plain and simple, which is why you can never count on using DVD-recordable discs for long-term storage of data. They don't last forever (though they should last for more than a couple years-or-months!). You can buy "archival grade" DVDs that are better (and more expensive) than the el-cheapo discs everyone sells, and then make sure you have a high-quality burner, the best write speed selected, etc. and they STILL can't be expected to last "forever".

yes, I am completely agreeing with you Maxseven...no doubt of that...I never expected to last them for ever. Its just about a year of time. every other dvd burnt along with them are working just fine. because to be caution I have checked them and copied each of them to the HDD to be caution. I will try out with imgbrn and report back. thanks in advance guys.


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19 Feb 2012   #12

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by suspect008 View Post
hi all,

I have couple of dvd's which consists of my family and loadz of pictures and videos of me and my friends. those are realy priceless to me
today I found that these 3 disks are damaged that I cant copy them on to my hard drive. I don't know how did they got damaged because I store them really carefully and its just old like 1 year or less. all other dvds I burnt along with this are work perfectly fine.

these dvds can be read on my home theater system(its playable on the player) but not even loaded by the desktop. but in my notebook the file list appears and when I tried to open or copy, its just getting stuck and not responding.

so, guys please help me to recover them. Im really really desperate here. I tried with Bad copy but no use. can you please suggest me best and reliable dvd recovery software which suits in this case...thanks in advance.
Hi there
some modern TV systems / home theater systems allow you to copy a DVD to SD or even a USB HDD device.

See if your DVD can be copied to an SD card or a USB device -- if it does work save again via the computer to HDD and TAKE BACKUPS.

If it doesn't try cleaning the DVD and also clean the DVD in the computer with one of those"DVD cleaners". These can sometimes make DVD's re-readable again too.

Cheers
jimbo
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19 Feb 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Since the DVD is playable on Home DVD Players, it can definitely be copied as suggested by others.

If you want to recover the data on your PC then try the award-winning CD/DVD/BD recovery software IsoBuster CD Recovery | CD DVD Data Rescue software, featuring BD HD DVD

"IsoBuster is an award winning , highly specialized and easy to use CD, DVD and blu-ray (BD, HD DVD) data recovery tool.
It supports all CD / DVD / BD / HD DVD formats and all common file-systems ... Rescue lost files from a bad or trashed CD or DVD disc, save important documents, precious pictures, video from the family, your only system backup, ... IsoBuster can do it all ! "

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For recovery from CD/DVD the free version will do. ( The pro paid version is only required if one want's to recover from BDs)

Guides and tutorials are there on the site to help you.


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20 Feb 2012   #14

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
Another method would be quite simply to output the video / sound from the Home cinema system back into your computer and record the signal -- OK would be an analog copy so some (usually fairly minimal on good recordings) degradation but still probably very good quality if the original signal quality was good.

(You could also route this via a Video sender as well).

Most TV cards (even USB ones) have a facility for A/V input so you can record an A/V stream.

If you don't have a tv card there's loads of cheap A/V recording stuff -- people make their own video a lot these days --just think of Youtube. Data must get created and uploaded on to that somehow too.

The main trouble with these so called DVD fixing programs is that the DVD must be readable by the hardware in the first place. Sometimes the computer won't even READ the DVD in the first place so no recovery is possible. Using the A/V method will always work.

I've had DVD's where the computer just hunts and hunts with the DVD light (read indicator) solid on -- and have eventually to eject the DVD to stop the computer hanging.

Never use consumer grade DVD's for archive --HDD's are cheap enough and always TAKE MULTIPLE COPIES AND BACKUPS.


The only DVD's which are suitable for long term archive are the increasingly hard to find DVD-RAM ones that were encased in a casette type of package. It's unlikely you'll find any consumer grade DVD player / recorder out there which will accept the cassettes -- and if you open the DVD-RAM it will get greasy very quickly and also become unplayable.

I try not to use DVD's at all any more.

Even if I buy a film I transfer to HDD --nearly all modern TV's accept HDMI from a computer --even tiny netbooks and I have my Windows 7 recovery and other recovery tools on bootable USB sticks now.

I would imagine the DVD will also go the way of the DODO very quickly indeed --why buy a 25GB Blur ray recordable DVD for around 20 EUR when for about 45 EUR I can get at least a 500GB small self (or usb) powered pocket size external usb hdd.


Cheers
jimbo
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20 Feb 2012   #15

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

If what others suggest does not work, my method will apparently work with your statement that they are readable with your theatre DVD player. If they are as important to you as you say then buying a DVD recorder so you can make new (readable) ones is not an issue.

Good luck in your quest to recover them.
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20 Feb 2012   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hey guys,
thanks all for your suggestions. yesterday night, I tried DVD decryptor, Imgburn. Bad copy pro, Disk recovery 2.0 and ISOPuzzle too. had them running all night. first dvddecryptor and then trough all the night I let ISOpuzzle run. But not even a single file recovered.

And to everyone, these are not just cinema or videos. Huge number of pics and lot of mp4 videos recorded with phone or camera.

first thank you again to you all for suggestions.

jumanji - i will try and report back with ISOBustor.

jimbo45 - how come I miss that idea of using the hometheatres copying facility to get them on a usb or to a another disk. actually even though My player lacks that facility I already have a friend near home whose having that kinda player. And A/V trick is also good but too much of work attached. I will go for it after trying ISObuster and then Copying via a player, then Attaching another burner. and your last idea will go along with this. thank you.

fireberd - thank you again, yes I will definitly try it out if else fails.

thanks all for suggestions.
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20 Feb 2012   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by suspect008 View Post
trough all the night I let ISOpuzzle run. But not even a single file recovered.
IsoPuzzle is not a file recovery program, so your statement is confusing--it makes .iso files from the original DVD(s), and you should see a graphic display when it is running that shows red bars for sectors that won't copy, and has a numerical count of errors it's encountered.
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20 Feb 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxseven View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by suspect008 View Post
trough all the night I let ISOpuzzle run. But not even a single file recovered.
IsoPuzzle is not a file recovery program, so your statement is confusing--it makes .iso files from the original DVD(s), and you should see a graphic display when it is running that shows red bars for sectors that won't copy, and has a numerical count of errors it's encountered.

yes indeed, I just used that word because in this thread there is a suggestion to use it that it may copy and make a iso from any good sector that can be read. I let it run whole night because it is said that it may try and try unless i stop copying ang I ran this bout 2a.m. in the morning then went to sleep. in the morning bout 6a.m. red bar was completely full and number of tries were over 650 as I could remember. none of data were in the iso file made.
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20 Feb 2012   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by suspect008 View Post
...red bar was completely full and number of tries were over 650 as I could remember. none of data were in the iso file made.
Sorry to hear it--sounds like the disc has really deteriorated. I hope you can recover some of the files off'n it anyway.
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20 Feb 2012   #20

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