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By HAL 9000 Moderator ·
Professional Sony DVD Recorders.

I currently have 4 DVDs from the AU Veterans Affairs Department that the owner wants copied for her children as they cover the experiences of he husbands War Records and everything relating to his Military Service.

They come up as titled as Sony_DVD_Recorder_Volume but so far I've been unable to make working copies of them. I've had the Burnt DVD Professionally cleaned and while they play OK in a DVD player I've had no joy in making copies of these disc's and to make matters worse the Department involved has run out of Funds to make any more so these 4 DVDs are irreplaceable for the time being at least.

I've tried a straight Disc to Disc Copy under both Nero and Easy CD Creator, Used DVD Shrink with Any DVD to unencrypt any encryption on the disc and then on another installation of XP I've used DVD Shrink with DVD 43 as an unencryption tool.

When neither of those worked I tried 123 Studio DVD Copier and 321 DVD Copier with and without encryption removal tools working.

According to the Copyright sticker on the back of these cases they are copyrighted and you can only copy them for personal use but not for sale or distribution but as they only cover one persons Military Service they would be useless to anyone else anyway other than immediate family.

Anyone have a solution for this one?

Col

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Any one have any experien ...

According to the Department involved they are freely able to be copied and they have no idea why I'm running into problems here but then again the woman that I spoke to wasn't a Tech either so I'm not placing too much on her information.

The originals have been burnt onto Verbatim -R DVD with stickers applied to the backs of the DVDs which are still fully intact with the Disc's.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Any one have any experien ...

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by Jacky Howe In reply to Any one have any experien ...

Try using DVD Decrypter 3.2.3.0
I haven't had one fail as yet.
It is freeware if you can't find a copy let me know.
Rob

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

The finial answer was to download a trial copy of DVD neXt Copy the latest version of DVD X Copy which allowed the DVD to be saved to HDD and renamed to Sony_DVD_Recorder_Volume_1 2 or whatever and this worked so I've now managed to copy these DVDs. The program works so well that I'm going to buy a copy as it's much better than the older version of DVD X Copy. ;\


Thanks for your help on this one everyone.

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by electricdragon In reply to Any one have any experien ...

Hi Hal-
I have 1 possible answer, I hope it works for ya, as helping someone that spends so much time helping others would give me a happy. :-)
Try replay screencast, its only $30, and you can d/l a demo, the demo will only get you 1 minute of recording, but at least you can find out if it will do the job before you fork out the cash.
http://www.applian.com/replay-screencast/
You'll need to recode in order to reproduce it in DVD format, I use VSO's convertXtoDVD as it seems to minimize quality loss fairly well. Normally I would almost guarantee this for a fix, but I honestly have never come across a sony dvd recorder volume, so I guess the only way is to try it and see, at least with the demo it won't cost you anything to find out.

HTH
E.D.
p.s. I've never tried BBcode on TR so that url might look funny, lol.

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p.s.s. I think Nero recode can handle .wmv's so you could probably skip the ConvertXtodvd, save a few bucks if the quality is good enough.
E.D.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

The finial answer was to download a trial copy of DVD neXt Copy the latest version of DVD X Copy which allowed the DVD to be saved to HDD and renamed to Sony_DVD_Recorder_Volume_1 2 or whatever and this worked so I've now managed to copy these DVDs. The program works so well that I'm going to buy a copy as it's much better than the older version of DVD X Copy. ;\

Thanks for your help on this one everyone.

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by wil In reply to Any one have any experien ...

Try using DVD X Copy, this is a really good DVD decryptor/decoder/burner software. The company no longer exists due to being sued by Hollywood. You will have to find the software on the web, but it will surely work.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

The finial answer was to download a trial copy of DVD neXt Copy the latest version of DVD X Copy which allowed the DVD to be saved to HDD and renamed to Sony_DVD_Recorder_Volume_1 2 or whatever and this worked so I've now managed to copy these DVDs. The program works so well that I'm going to buy a copy as it's much better than the older version of DVD X Copy. ;\

Thanks for your help on this one everyone.

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by zlitocook In reply to Any one have any experien ...

I have DVD Xcopy complete, let me know if you want to try it? I also have a registered copy of clone DVD, I can copy most if not all CD's and DVD's some are a little harder to copy but with time they all can be copied.
I have bought most of my programs before they were removed for whatever reason and I only use them to help people with problems or non-for profit companies.
I have had to convert a bunch of programs, video's and other things to what the company that I was working for to what they need.

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