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Postby Andrew_B on Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:29 pm

I was recently recording a live band directly to DVD. At the 3.5 hour mark, someone kicked out the plug to my recorder!
Is there any way to save this data?
I was using a stand alone DVD recorder by Zenith.
Maybe someone knows of some software that can add an EOF (End of File) to the data?

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Postby Ian on Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:22 pm

Hmm.. the file system and the video file are probably both damaged. Give isobuster (www.isobuster.com) a try and see if it can view the disc contents.
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Postby Andrew_B on Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:14 am

Update!
Great suggestion Ian. I did some searching and found IsoBuster to be my best (and only) hope.
IsoBuster worked...well...sort of.
Initially, the disc looks like it is BLANK. I tried reading it on all sorts of different machines and they all whoed it was blank - including IsoBuster. Since the file info was never written to the disc, the 3+ hours of data never showed up.
I tried putting the DVD back into my VHS/DVD burner and recorded a few seconds - then hit STOP. This wrote file into to the disc and I was able to use IsoBuster to recover my data.
WHEW!!!
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Postby Wesociety on Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:13 pm

Andrew_B wrote:I tried putting the DVD back into my VHS/DVD burner and recorded a few seconds - then hit STOP. This wrote file into to the disc and I was able to use IsoBuster to recover my data.
WHEW!!!

Very interesting solution! I'll have to keep that in mind for future reference.
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Postby SithTracy on Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:13 pm

I keep IsoBuster installed... It saved me some years back... I did not hesitate to upgrade to 2.0 even though I don't have plans to buy a BD-R or HD-DVD burner (not that the latter exists yet)... It's an outstanding product though I hope no one ever has the need for it... Oh, did I mention I learned a lesson back then... Don't use packet writing software!!!
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