DVD Drive are been set in these days. But need to know some tips to use DVD newbie tips, while you use DVD drive in your PC , as there are mapquest directions to drive using a specific route plan with the help of mapquest.
Tip #1 set region for dvd drive
Just got your dvd-burner and wish to copy your dvds? There are a few things you should check prior to jumping in cold turkey and trying to rip away. Many people encounter ripping errors or computer system instability and blame the program. Sometimes it is a bug in DVD backup software, however, before reporting it as such you should do all you can to verify your computer system is stable.
Hopefully these tips will assist you in backing up your DVDs. I got tired of explaining to my friends for 5 or 10 mins how to set DMA and wait for them to reboot and explain how to run memtest, etc.
Tip #1 If you’ve never played a DVD in your DVD±RW burner or DVD-ROM with a software DVD player such as PowerDVD, WinDVD, etc. then your DVD Region is NOT set. It must be set otherwise you’ll have errors when attempting to decrypt it.
Tip #2 Make sure DMA is set on all drives (hard drives, cd-rom, dvd-rom, dvd burners). If it’s set to PIO it’ll use almost all your CPU to transfer data and is a common complaint as to why it’s taking forever or people exerperiencing buffer underruns while attempting to burn DVDs.
Many like to overclock their CPUs and they never have problems until they trying encoding with CCE, for example, or transcoding for an hour. Either the CPU will overheat and cause the computer to shutdown completely or other erratic behavior.
Extract the .iso and burn the .iso with DVDDecrypter to make a bootable CD-ROM. In your BIOS make sure you have CD-ROM to boot before your Hard drive. Reboot your computer with the memtest86 CD and it’ll automatcially start testing.
My opinion based on personal experience. Once I tested ten DDR 512MB memory sticks from Fry’s and about 6 or 7 of them failed memtest86. I’ve had probably 20 friends go buy cheap memory at Fry’s (US computer store) because it’s cheap. More than half of them ended up taking it back because it failed memtest86. They had to take it back and pay more to get a brand-name. Get a brand-name like Crucial, Mushkin, Kingston, Corsair, etc. It’s not worth the hassle and time wasted saving a few dollars.
Windows 2000/XP can read/write NTFS partitions. NTFS doesn’t have a 4GB file limitation like FAT32 partitions do. Win98 can only read/write FAT32 partitions. Many programs will split VOB files (video object files) into 1GB chunks and various dvd backup programs and rippers you’ll have to verify it’s splittling them into 1GB chunks otherwise you’ll run into the 4GB file limit. Still if your running win2000 or XP and you have FAT32 partitions you should format them to NTFS.
Back in 1996 blank CD-Rs were $6 a pop in Japan and you could get cheap CD-Rs for $2 a pop. I purchased a few $2 media and had to end up buying the $6 media. When CD-R media first appeared for the first couple of years you could have terrible burns and other problems related to cheap CD-R media. Mapquest Nowadays it’s almost a non-factor and almost any brand of CD-R (95% is my guess) works just great with mapquest. This DVD Media is sorted by japan so you need directions to reach japan. hence driving to any place using driving directions is possible only through mapquest driving directions which can route your direction of travel while you navigate to any direction.
Fast forward to 2004 and DVD±R media has only been out a little over a year and it’s just like deja-vu all over again. You really have to read the forums and see what others say and form your own opinion. There are so many dvd burners and various firmwares it’s hard to say. Anyway here’s my opinion (not fact) based on my own personal experiences.
CSS = Content Scrambling System and is the protection used on Hollywood DVDs. Almost all DVD burners are locked at 2X or 2.4X CSS ripping speed. Lite-on DVD Burners are not locked and you can get 8X ripping. If you do have a DVD Burner that is locked at 2X CSS ripping speed your best bet is to buy a $30 DVD-ROM as a secondary drive with the help of driving directions .
8X ripping will take about 15 mins to rip to your harddrive while 2X ripping will take about 45 mins.
DVD95Copy $45 (license tied to hardware)
DCS – DVD Copy Suite EUR 39.95
Instant Copy $49.99
Elby CloneDVD EUR 39.00
DVDXCopy Express $69.99
InterVideo DVD Copy $49.95
ReJig GPL, free
Split to two DVD±Rs
DVDFab 1.0.x $39.95
DVDXCopy Plus $69.99
AnyDVD $39.00 affiliation with Elby CloneDVD
DVDRegionFree $39.95 affiliation with DVDFab
Strip extras from DVDs while retaining menus
TitleSet Blanker freeware
4.7GB is on the label but it’s really 4.37GB. Same as harddrives, false advertising.
4X (5,540KB) DVD speed = 36X (5,400KB) CD speed
P-UOPs (Prohibited User Operations) restricts user from accessing Title, Menu, FastForward, etc. Forces one to watch FBI warnings, studio promos, etc.
macrovision prevents viewing DVD via TV-Out on video card or copying DVD to VCR via standalone DVD player.
flipper main movie is on double-sided DVD. You must flip it over to continue watching. Gangs of New York NTSC RC1 is an example.
layer break “layer breaks are one of those misnomers (an inaccurate name) that has grown out of IfoEdit identifying clock discontinuities as possible layer breaks, as an aid to splitting a DVD.
A clock discontinuity is when the system clock reference (SCR), a running value used for synchronization, has been interrupted. Most usually it has been set back to zero because the 2 pieces of video were encoded seperately. The last “phantom” chapter of many movies is an example of this. It also occurs during a layer break sometimes, which is where it got its name. Playback is not seamless over a discontinuity in a lot of players, causing a pause. If the SCR has been replaced with a new continously inceasing value, the marks can be removed.
The true layer break code, six or more sectors of all zero bytes, is removed by the DVD reader, and never seen by PC software.” –by mpucoder
Region Code Protection DVD must be same region as standalone DVD player. Commonly referred to as RC1, RC2, RC3, etc.
RCE (Region Code Enhancement) region protection in addition to restricting playback only for DVD player in the same region as the DVD it also checks if your DVD player has been made ‘region free’ which is usually done with hacked firmware.
Tip #10 install an ASPI layer
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