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  1. For DVDs I can press the little button in Read Mode that says "View Media Information..." when you hover over it, to check for where the layer break happens. However it doesn't seem to show for Bluray discs, well at least for the one I have in my drive at the moment. These are all authentic discs. The Bluray is over 25GB, so it must be a Dual-Layer BD. Can ImgBurn find the layer break time, or is there something else that can help me find it?
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    Set Region Code on DVD?

    Do you know of any software to set the ifo region?
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    Set Region Code on DVD?

    So burning content onto a DVD will always result in Region 0? That means any country can view it. Is there a way to prevent some countries from watching it?
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    Set Region Code on DVD?

    Is it possible to set a region code on DVDs along with whatever I'm burning using ImgBurn or some other software?
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    Suggestions

    It can be done over multiple sittings. A common use of IsoPuzzle is to read as much as possible from a single bad disc using multiple different drives. The rip/dump status is stored in an .flg file which allows recovery over multiple sittings. It cannot use existing images since those are not accompanied by any information about what portions were and weren't read successfully from the DVD. 2048-byte sectors read from DVDs don't have checksums, so sector-level error-checking of existing images isn't possible. The A/V streams on the discs may include optional checksums, but that is far beyond the scope of what IsoPuzzle considers. How were the images created in the first place? Are they the full size of the disc, or are they smaller due to aborting the reading process? This info would have an impact on how practical it would be to merge the existing images successfully in the absence of checksums. As far as I remember, you only get the image file from IsoPuzle, no MDS. Is having the discs professionally resurfaced out of the question? These images were created with DVD Decrypter. They are full sized discs that went through the full reading process. Too bad no program out there is capable to doing something like xdelta, but to replace specific sectors from a different ISO's. I would really appreciate if someone knowledgeable in this field can create something that can do what I've suggested. Not that ISOPuzzle is bad, but it seems to have it's limitations with requiring it to rip with another program's decryption method active in the background. If a program can work with the already existing ISOs and we can tell it to replace what data sectors with another disc. I'm not sure how complex this might be to do, but since the structure and data organization is more or less identical from the same source, I'm thinking it's doable. Maybe even implementing a log to record every sector and their CRC which can be then referenced within the ISOs would be interesting. I do not know much about professional resurfacing, but I do not want to risk making these discs worse than they already are. I would like to preserve them and keep a perfect digital copy for archival purposes. Some of the disc I have are almost impossible to find, even if they aren't worth anything really. But whether they are of some worth or not, they are precious to me because they were gifts that I should have taken care of as a kid. I just wish that Lightning UK and some other developers would take a look at this. Really wish this suggestion can be actualized. I know I'm going to get scolded by Lightning UK again for talking about DVD Decrypter here again because he pointed it out that this forum isn't the place for this. But I really hope one day a piece of software can do all this.
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    Suggestions

    There isn't really any swapping out of sectors, just filling in of blanks. IsoPuzzle keeps track of which sectors have and haven't been read successfully as you use it. You would first use the program to create a new image from one of the bad discs. You would then switch to the second disc and the program would try to read the previously unreadable sectors again. If the process is successful, you should have a single good image as the output. Can this only be done in one sitting? If I do, that would mean I must have two or more of the same discs with me already sitting at home. Why I'm asking this is because I already have two ISOs from two different DVDs of the same source, and I'm not sure if I still have multiple copies of the same disc with me at the moment. Can the program cross analyze with the ISOs I've already got, or does it have to be a completely new rip with ISOPuzzle? Also, does it retain any of the extra data like MDS Files do on the side? Such as laybreak and etc.
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    Suggestions

    IsoPuzzle may be helpful for merging two DVDs into one image if the source discs are identical. ImgBurn can tell you the sector count for a minimal indicator of if the discs are likely to be the same, but IsoBuster (free version) would be more informative. IsoBuster shows the volume timestamp info, sector numbers where files start, and other details. If the DVDs are copy-protected a product such as AnyDVD will be needed as well. IsoPuzzle doesn't do decryption, so something like AnyDVD is needed to ensure that the data is decrypted before IsoPuzzle sees it. Thank you for replying. I haven't checked IsoPuzzle yet, but will when I have time. But can it swap out bad sectors from an ISO that I found when cloning the first disc with a good sector at that same location with the ISO of a second disc? Was that what you meant by "merging two DVDs into one image if the source discs are identical". What I would like is to create a perfect ISO from two or more scratched discs by replacing with ones that I know are good. Some DVDs also have fake sectors, so if I compare the log of two or more copies and determine which ones are fakes, I can ultimately figure out which ones are real sectors that turned bad from dirt or scratches and have them replaced.
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    Suggestions

    I've been thinking about these ideas for a while, but not sure if these functions already exist or not. But most of these were geared towards DVD Decrypter, which was sadly discontinued. But here is what I have anyways. They might be possible or impossible to currently do, or never, but who knows. Here they are anyways: 1. More on the possible side of things is this. Let's say I have two copies of the same disc. If I know which sector is bad or not by comparing sector errors from one disc's log with another's, the one that shows up but doesn't in another's must mean it's a bad sector. Knowing that, maybe I can tell ImgBurn (DVD Decrypter...) to read it "x" amount of times for that particular sector. This is different than setting the number of retries under settings because originally, it will set the same number of retries for all the errors encountered (fake sectors or not). I want is to set a number of retries for a few or many particular sectors I know are not fake sectors, but ones that are bad because of dirt or scratches on a disc. This can significantly save a lot of time. 2. This might be impossible to do at the moment, but I'll share anyways. Let's say I have two discs that both have bad sectors. If I know which sectors are bad (but not fake) on one disc, but read perfectly on another genuine copy, maybe we can swap the bad ones with the ones that read correctly from the other disc. Then we can make a perfect copy from the two discs that both had bad sectors, but ones that do not have the same ones, otherwise a perfect copy cannot be made from the two. 3. This third one is sort of like the 2nd suggestion, but a little different. Let's say I'm trying to clone a disc, but I want to skip the first 2 million sectors because I know the first 2 million sectors of another disc are perfect. So placeholder sectors are slotted in for the skip ones (not sure if the term dummy sectors is correct here for the placeholder term I'm using) to save time. A cross comparison between the two BINS (or ISO...) are then combined with the bad sectors taken out to create a perfect copy from the two discs with different bad sectors than the other. Is there a program out there that actually does the 2nd and 3rd suggestion? If not, can a new development project be built on top of what DVD Decrypter has already done as a whole separate project? There wouldn't be any affiliations to it as it is just swapping out bad sectors from one ISO with another ISO of another copy of the same source disc. Since this program doesn't do anything illegal as to decrypt or rip anything, it seems to be perfectly legal.
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    Illegal Mode for Music CD

    I was trying to create a clone of the CD, which had a fair number of light scratches, but nothing deep. I'd say condition was 70-75% compared to a brand new pristine copy. Everything seemed to be fine until near the end when a message said something about "Illegal Mode". Just some extra information, I always create a WAV for the entire CD with it's Cue Sheet using EAC, and then create a clone (bin + cue) with ImgBurn. EAC said the disc had Sync Error and Read Error during around 20-30% of the rip session. I never finished the EAC ripping session because it took far too long with it's error correction (~38%, 25+ minutes into ripping). ImgBurn stated there were 0 Read Errors after competition, which took ~9.5 minutes. Results vary quite broadly. EAC says it detected Reading Error, but ImgBurn says there weren't any in the Read Error area, but the log says something about Illegal Mode and failed to read sectors near the end. Here's the log: I 15:00:05 ImgBurn Version 2.5.8.0 started! I 15:00:05 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Edition (6.1, Build 7601 : Service Pack 1) I 15:00:05 Total Physical Memory: 16,717,504 KiB - Available: 13,346,688 KiB I 15:00:05 Initialising SPTI... I 15:00:05 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 15:00:06 -> Drive 1 - Info: ASUS DRW-24B1ST j 1.01 (D:) (SATA) I 15:00:06 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM! I 15:00:18 Operation Started! I 15:00:18 Source Device: [0:0:0] ASUS DRW-24B1ST j 1.01 (D:) (SATA) I 15:00:18 Source Media Type: CD-ROM I 15:00:18 Source Media Supported Read Speeds: 10x, 16x, 24x, 32x, 40x, 48x I 15:00:18 Source Media Supported Write Speeds: 48x I 15:00:18 Source Media Sectors: 332,850 I 15:00:18 Source Media Size: 782,863,200 bytes I 15:00:18 Source Media Volume Identifier: I 15:00:18 Source Media Application Identifier: I 15:00:18 Source Media Implementation Identifier: I 15:00:18 Source Media File System(s): I 15:00:18 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / 8x I 15:00:18 Destination File: I 15:00:18 Destination Free Space: 945,774,055,424 Bytes (923,607,476.00 KiB) (901,960.43 MiB) (880.82 GiB) I 15:00:18 Destination File System: NTFS I 15:00:18 File Splitting: Auto I 15:00:51 Read Speed - Effective: 10x I 15:00:51 Reading Session 1 of 2... (11 Tracks, LBA: 0 - 187360) I 15:00:51 Reading Track 1 of 11... (AUDIO/2352, LBA: 0 - 19524, ISRC: NLA320581340) I 15:01:56 Reading Track 2 of 11... (AUDIO/2352, LBA: 19525 - 36345, ISRC: NLA320581339) I 15:02:46 Reading Track 3 of 11... (AUDIO/2352, LBA: 36346 - 55764, ISRC: NLA320581256) I 15:03:39 Reading Track 4 of 11... (AUDIO/2352, LBA: 55765 - 69759, ISRC: NLA320581337) I 15:04:15 Reading Track 5 of 11... (AUDIO/2352, LBA: 69760 - 86208, ISRC: NLA320581344) I 15:04:55 Reading Track 6 of 11... (AUDIO/2352, LBA: 86209 - 104071, ISRC: NLA320581338) I 15:05:36 Reading Track 7 of 11... (AUDIO/2352, LBA: 104072 - 120174, ISRC: NLA320581342) I 15:06:34 Reading Track 8 of 11... (AUDIO/2352, LBA: 120175 - 133575, ISRC: NLA320581346) I 15:07:03 Reading Track 9 of 11... (AUDIO/2352, LBA: 133576 - 149942, ISRC: NLA320581341) I 15:07:36 Reading Track 10 of 11... (AUDIO/2352, LBA: 149943 - 168080, ISRC: NLA320581345) I 15:08:12 Reading Track 11 of 11... (AUDIO/2352, LBA: 168081 - 187360, ISRC: NLA320581343) I 15:08:48 Reading Session 2 of 2... (2 Tracks, LBA: 198761 - 332849) I 15:08:48 Reading Track 1 of 2... (MODE1/2352, LBA: 198761 - 332818) W 15:09:37 Failed to Read Sectors 332654 - 332680 - Reason: Illegal Mode For This Track W 15:09:45 Failed to Read Sectors 332774 - 332800 - Reason: L-EC Uncorrectable Error I 15:09:50 Reading Track 2 of 2... (AUDIO/2352, LBA: 332819 - 332849) I 15:09:54 Exporting Graph Data... I 15:09:54 Graph Data File: I 15:09:54 Export Successfully Completed! I 15:09:54 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:09:35 I 15:09:54 Average Read Rate: 1,329 KiB/s (6.7x) - Maximum Read Rate: 7,834 KiB/s (39.6x)
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    Cloning DVD ISO Error

    Thank you!
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    Cloning DVD ISO Error

    Hi there. I got an error while cloning a DVD ISO . The DVD does have a moderate amount of scratches on it, so that might be the problem. Nevertheless, here is an image of the error message. http://oi67.tinypic.com/mv3wv5.jpg I have one question regarding sector errors. If DVD Decrypt comes across a sector that might be bad, it will "retry" to read it many times until it succeeds, correct? In this case, It retried 24-25 times before showing an error message. I pressed retry again and it tried to reread the same sector about ~20 more times before the same message popped up again. What I'm getting at is, if the "Read Errors: 0 (x Retries)" still remains at zero (and where x is a really large integer), it doesn't matter how many retires it takes to still make it a flawless ISO clone when the cloning process is complete, is that right? In this cloning session, the program did not try to jump over the bad sector, but kept retrying until it prompted an error message twice in a row. Is there an option to allow it to jump over that one bad sector encounter? Am I also able to control how many sectors are read a time and how many sectors the program is allowed to jump when it does come across a bad sector? Preferably, I would like both read and jump bad sector to be 1 to create the best ISO if I know the DVD is pretty much pristine and known to be error-free. In the event that there was just one bad sector on a DVD, I wouldn't want the DVD Decrypt to jump like 16, 32, or 64 sectors. I'm a freak perfectionist, I know... I want to backup perfect copies of my DVDs, but unfortunately, some of the super old ones can't be helped as to having a few scratches here and there. When I close DVD Decrypt, many error messages popup. I found a fix, but I'm not sure if it's proper or recommended. What I did was go to "C:\Program Files (x86)\DVD Decrypter\" -> Right click on DVDDecrypter.exe -> Select "Properties" -> "Compatibility" tab -> Under "Privlege Level", select (tick) "run this program as an administrator" -> Click "Apply". Does this method approve?
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    Ripping Music CD to Bin File

    Do you know if VSO Inspector is any good?
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    Ripping Music CD to Bin File

    Thanks for detail. Imgburn is great for burning and does a lot of detailed analysis that is useful to know. What tools do you recommend is the best for DVD/Blu-ray surface scans and file scan?
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    Ripping Music CD to Bin File

    When I'm ripping a single uncompressed WAV file with EAC, the log file that comes with the rip says some tracks aren't accurately ripped when compared to others. I tried ripping the whole disc with ImgBurn, but there wasn't any indication of bad sectors or anything wrong. Would my disc be perfect or not? Or maybe Imgburn is letting some of the minor stuff get by and only reports the major issues?
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    Ripping Music CD to Bin File

    Ok. Thank you.
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