Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Backing up DVDs - Elizabeth Town

I used DVDShrink to create a backup of this movie. The movie played fine on the hard disk but after copying it over to a DVD, I found that the DVD did not play past chapter 10.

I then used pgcedit to open the movie files on the hard disk. It immediately found the problem - apparently there is a bug in DVDShrink that creates a slightly corrupted index. Pgcedit offerred to correct the problem and change the DVD files accordingly.

After doing this step, I could burn a successful DVD with Roxio.

I'm not sure if DVDShrink encountered some form of copy protection or if it was actually a bug on DVDShrink. Most recently released movies seem to come up with different and newer DRM techniques.

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