DVD Copy program for Home recorded DVDs

phd

Super Moderator
Here is a little program I wrote to make my life a little more convenient.

Hope some of you find it useful.

You do not need .NET or any DLLs.

You need VideoReDo installed in the default install location for QSF script to run.
C:\Program Files\VideoReDoPlus

You can find it on the FTP upload in the "DVD Copy" folder. There is also a screenshot included.
ftp://upload:upload@videoredo.net/

This will copy your home-recorded DVD VOB or VRO files to the hard drive, combine them and QuickStream Fix them all with one button if you desire.

Simply click the open DVD button and navigate to the source folder. The program wll only display the 1st VOB containing video and not list the menu VOBs.

The "Copy + QSF" button will copy your file to the hard drive and automatically combine and QSF them

After QSF is completed, you can click the "Play MPG" button which will launch VRD and open the file for editing.

"Save VLST" will simply create a VLST file for you if you have already copied your file to the hard drive and need to select an audio track for editing.

"VLST and QSF" will combine and QSF your files already on the hard drive. The "Play MPG" button will be able to load you file afterwards also.

"Copy Files" will copy the VOB or VRO files from another location to your hard drive and create a VLST file. It does not QSF the file

This is not an official VideoReDo product so please don't write to support.
 
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bits

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Thanks for writing and posting this exe.

I tried using it on a machine that does not have VRD installed and it seemed to work rather strangely. It did not combine the vobs and it eliminated the Windows Task Bar. I had to kill and restart the explorer.exe to get it back.
 

phd

Super Moderator
The program simply creates the VideoReDo VLST file. You need to have VRD on the machine for it to load, combine and QSF.

You can use the "Copy Files" button to copy the VOBs from your DVD and create the VLST file only.

When the Taskbar disappeared, was the program still running in Task Manager?
 

Robbi

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You do not need .NET

Nice one Pat, how about a special version for all other dvd collections we have. Maybe it could run other tools, to fully automate the files into vrd. ;)
 

bits

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phd wrote:
When the Taskbar disappeared, was the program still running in Task Manager?
Yes

The Taskbar did not return after ending the process.

I will try this on my home system later today, which has VRD installed and let you know what happens.

A fellow video junkie had the same experience but does have VRD installed on his system.
 

phd

Super Moderator
Robbi:
No .NET needed nor any DLLs for what I did. You can integrate them if you want.

I created this program using REALbasic. You can also develop cross-platform for Windows, Linux or MAC.

bits:
Try stopping the program in Task Manager if it locked up. Also, use Alt+Tab to flip to different windoews in case something got left open.

What OS is your friend using and what was the OS on your other machine? Did the program run to completion on his?
 

halfpipe

New member
Perfect for me Pat
Thank You
xphomesp2 all updated
Performed exactly as promised
slick
 
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bits

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I have tried DVDCopy on three machines and these are the results:

Mach1: (XP Pro, No VRD installed)Completed 'Copy Files' but during the operation the task bar disappeared but returned when the operation completed. However it disappeared and did not return when I closed the application.
Mach2: (XP Pro, VRD installed) Did not complete 'Copy Files' but we may not have waited long enough. However, the task bar disappeared when 'Copy Files' was selected and did not return. The DVDCopy.exe was in the task manager but not consuming any cpu resources. Killed the process but the task bar did not return.
Mach3: (XP Home, VRD installed, this is my main system)Same behavior as Mach1. I opened the task manager while it was running and noticed that in the Application tab DVDCopy was not responding but in the Processes tab DVDCopy was using 3-10% of the cpu.

Mach1 and 2 are not my machines and were not setup by me.

The only operation tried in all three cases was Copy Files from a DVD. A different non commercial DVD was used for each Machine.
 

Robbi

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@Pat re: the Net or dlls i was congratulating you on not needing either. Which means this little program is accesable by anyone that uses vrd. More so as Net only messes up the os.

Realbasic i may have a look at that, if this is what can be done with it. Only hope i can grasp it's Realbasic language. :)



@Bits i will try later with and without vrd, to see if the results are similar to yours. May help Pat to squash the bug, if there's one to squash.
 

phd

Super Moderator
@Bits
Did you see the progress window as each file was copying?
Also a Copy complete window should appear when all of the VOBs are finished.
If you are only using the "Copy Files" button, it is simply copying the VOBs and creating a VLST file without intervention from VRD.
I'm trying to reproduce it here but so far am unsuccessful. 2 machines. Both are XP Pro, SP1

@Robbi
Thanks. I like the idea of no DLLs or .NET also. It's easier to understand than Visual Studio. The layout is a little nicer and novice friendlier. Commands are a little different. It is known to have some bugs though. (Maybe this is one of them!)
 

bits

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@Bits
Did you see the progress window as each file was copying?
Also a Copy complete window should appear when all of the VOBs are finished.
If you are only using the "Copy Files" button, it is simply copying the VOBs and creating a VLST file without intervention from VRD.
I'm trying to reproduce it here but so far am unsuccessful. 2 machines. Both are XP Pro, SP1
-Yes progress window for each vob
-Yes Copy complete window did appear, in fact when I clicked on it is when the task bar disappeared on Machine 1 and 3

I will try again tonight.

Could a corrupt cygwin1 cause this? I am pretty sure one these files is corrupt on Mach3. Would not explain the results on the other two machines.
 
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bits

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When I choose VLST+QSF everything works as planned.

If I get a chance later I will repeat 'Copy Files'
 

phd

Super Moderator
The program shouldn't be using cygwin1.

I have been trying to reproduce your issue but so far I'm unsuccessful.

Anyone else seeing this?
 

Robbi

New member
Pat the taskbar does disapear, only returns briefly sometimes. I had to use task manager to restart pc.

Copy = yes but the copy window didn't update with number of each vob.

Copy+QSF = It copiees then runs a batch, quits immediately afterwards. No .mpg is output - no qsf no .mpg. The copy window did update each .vob number. The task bar returned breifly then disappeared again.

VLST+QSF = made the vlst and bat file. Run the bat file then quit immediately qsf again not run.

Play MPG = ? No mpg made, no mpg playable.

Above is with vrd installed, not tried with non vrd installation. All completed progress windows did appear.

Very little cpu is used with this application, moving the copy window leaves a window trail behind.

Would be nice for a graphical progression bar, on the copy window. To show the progress as each vob is being copied.
 
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bits

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Robbi wrote:
Pat the taskbar does disapear, only returns briefly sometimes. I had to use task manager to restart pc.
Thank you for trying and posting your result...I was beginning to think I was orbiting in another universe!

I found a little trick to getting the Task Bar back without rebooting.

- In task manager find explorer.exe and end the process. Everything on your desktop will disappear.
- In task manager on the Applications tab select New Process then Browse to the Windows folder and find the explorer.exe and select it. Once restarted everything will be back as it should be.
 

Robbi

New member
Thanks bits, will wait until the bug is squashed. As cannot make a final mpg right now or do qsf. Looks good so far, will wait for Pat's new updated version.

Pat could you version number the release zip files ( DVD Copy v1.0.zip ) or similar thanks. :)
 

phd

Super Moderator
As mentioned previously
You need VideoReDo installed in the default install location for QSF script to run.
C:\Program Files\VideoReDoPlus
Do you have VideoReDo in this default location?

I'll put a check for VideoReDo and lockout the buttons for QSF if it can't find it. Also include the ability to locate VRD so the QSF will work if it is not in the default location.

You should see a progress bar in the copy window. Can you place a screenshot of what you are seeing for the copy window in the FTP folder for DVD Copy?

@Robbi: What OS and SP are you using?

I'll include version numbers for new revs.
 

phd

Super Moderator
I uploaded a new version to the FTP:
DVD Copy 1.0.23.zip

This will check for the default location for VRD. If not available, it will allow you to search and locate it.

f you decline, the buttons that will access VideoReDo will be ghosted. It will also create an INI file containing the non-standard VideoReDo location so you don't have to go through the process when you start the program again.
 
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