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    Problem reading a dvd-rw. What format is it?

    Hi everyone.
    Someone recorded a tv show for me recently, and I received the dvd from them this morning. However, even though the dvd drive on my pc spins the dvd up, when I double click on the dvd icon in 'my computer' it just comes up with the following error message:

    "D:/ is not accessible. Incorrect function"

    I also tried it on my standalone dvd player, and it won't load.
    I'm assuming that they may have recorded it on a standalone dvd recorder, so wondered if there's a progam which may be able to help me download the dvd.
    Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated.

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    Re: Problem reading a dvd-rw. What format is it?

    Use isobuster to create an image of it, and check if it picks up any file structure.
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    Re: Problem reading a dvd-rw. What format is it?

    Isobuster has found a session on the dvd, along with 'track 01'. It also shows the files that have been burnt to the dvd. However, when I try to extract or run them, nothing happens.
    Any ideas?

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    Re: Problem reading a dvd-rw. What format is it?

    I pressed the 'creat a managed IBP/IBQ image file' button in Isobuster, and it has created a number of files, one of which being the video that I wanted. I can open the IBQ file with VLC media player, but don't know how to convert the IBQ file to an mpeg file so that I can edit the video and creat a VCD.
    Any ideas?

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    Re: Problem reading a dvd-rw. What format is it?

    try renaming the file extension to .mpg. Should be openable and editable.
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    Re: Problem reading a dvd-rw. What format is it?

    That was the first thing I tried I'm afraid.
    It's a real head scratcher.

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    Re: Problem reading a dvd-rw. What format is it?

    Anyone have an idea about what I may be able to do?

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    Re: Problem reading a dvd-rw. What format is it?

    Get "g-spot" and open the file with it. Should tell you what codec it uses. Use that to work out how to convert it.
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    Lightbulb Re: Problem reading a dvd-rw. What format is it?

    As you can read the disk with your drive. I would say that you are fine with regards to the type of DVD disk your drive can read.

    Most normal standalone players will not play burnt disks.

    I have come across the error at work recently, and that was put down to a bad drive. I would suggest trying it in another computer DVD drive.

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    Re: Problem reading a dvd-rw. What format is it?

    'originaldon', I have managed to extract the file from the dvd, but I don't know how to convert it into an avi or mpg file, or a file type that a standalone dvd player will be able to read. That's my problem now.

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    Re: Problem reading a dvd-rw. What format is it?

    I've also just tried to use g-spot, but it just comes up with the following:

    file type: unknown
    mime type: unknown

    Any other ideas? I'm getting desperate now lol

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    Re: Problem reading a dvd-rw. What format is it?

    I'd try using Virtualdubmod to open the .IBP/.IBQ file. If it will, you can then simply recode to .avi.

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    Re: Problem reading a dvd-rw. What format is it?

    I've just tried virtualdub, but that program won't open the file either.

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