Unclosed DVD Session

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Just D, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Just D

    Just D Guest

    Is anybody having any experience with Unclosed DVD Session? I received
    couple DVD disks in mail with some Video written with Samsung VCR/DVD writer
    but both DVD disks are having unclosed sessions. So the disks can not be
    officially recognized in DVD player or on my computer. Although I was able
    to make a copy of these disks using Nero => disk image. I know that I need
    to find a way to close the sessions on both DVDs but these disks were
    written on another device, actually in another country.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Just D.
    Just D, Apr 26, 2007
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    Stuart Guest

    You could try IsoBuster to extract the files you want (contents of VIDEO_TS
    folder) to your hard disk and then burn a new disc selecting DVD video in
    Nero (not data)
    Stuart, Apr 26, 2007
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    Arny Krueger Guest

    By accident.
    Been there, done that.
    I've closed audio CDs with the burning software on my PC with good results.
    Basically, you open up your burning software and check the status of the
    disc. The software says its open, and provides an option for closing it.
    True of at least Nero and EasyCD.

    Same basic tactic hasn't worked for DVDs.
    Try the strategy above.

    I've also tried to close open DVDs with a different stand-alone DVD
    recorder, even just a different model from the same basic manufacturer.

    No-go, but worth a try.

    Try this google search:

    close unfinalized dvd
    Arny Krueger, Apr 26, 2007
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    Just D Guest

    "Arny Krueger"
    My mom did that when she wrote two disks, she didn't know and nobody
    explained her how to do that correctly, also age and some other problems. I
    was so far to control it. So I got this gift and I'm trying to recover these
    disks now.
    Exactly, I tried that yesterday. Nero shows the disk info - the session is
    unclosed. That's all I can see, Nero doesn't allow me to close the disks.
    When I tried something like that to the CD disk a while ago when the
    CD-writing session failed after CD burner died I was able to close the
    sessions on another burner and recover the part of the files written on this
    Already did that and found how to do that in Linux, but I don't have this
    system installed right now. Maybe I should do that because I have the
    experience working with Linux and if I have no choice I'd rather do that
    than lose these disks.

    Just D.
    Just D, Apr 26, 2007
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    Just D Guest

    Thanks, I will try that right now.

    Just D.
    Just D, Apr 26, 2007
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    Arny Krueger Guest

    If you come up with a solution, be sure to post it.

    You're obviously dilligent and resourceful, and you have the problem staring
    you right in the face.

    I solved my problems the boring, old-fashioned way - took them back to the
    DVD recorder they were written on and finalized them. Not as easy for you
    as ti was for I.
    Arny Krueger, Apr 26, 2007
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    Just D Guest

    "Arny Krueger">
    You were absolutely right and ISO Buster did that for $29.95 :) I had to buy
    the full version to get it done, these disks are much more expensive for me.

    At least one DVD is already decoded and both files are completely extracted.
    It was written in one session and there were only two files - the huge one
    with the video/audio data and the small IFO. The second one is more
    complicated, it has many sessions but all of them were found one by one and
    I'm currently extracting the files from the DVD image.

    I could definitely do that from the DVD but it's slower and I don't want to
    keep DVD drive running for a few hours for nothing. I'm expecting the second
    DVD to be done in 2-3 hours because the app analyzes the files while reading
    them using their signatures and their internal formats and it's a very slow
    process even on my pretty fast machine.

    I'm not expecting any troubles when I recreate a new disk using these files.

    Thanks for your help!

    Just D.
    Just D, Apr 26, 2007
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