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K9copy

Posted 07-19-2009 at 05:26 PM by uinseann
Updated 07-26-2009 at 04:46 PM by uinseann

I have a DVD disc that I wanted to watch on my computer, but it won't! Anyway, it's mine I bought it so I decided to try K9copy which if it worked, will create a 4.7 gb backup copy.

K9copy comes with a wizard, so I found this pretty straight forward, it dealt with the compression for me. I sat there for a few minutes just to make sure it had started to do something. It has a preview window so I could see the DVD playing albeit somewhat jerky. It said it was going to take 1 hour 30 minutes, and seeing as I have two DVD drives I had set the program to use the blank disk in the extra drive, which meant I could just leave it going!(famous last words).

I kept an eye on it every now and then, and towards the end of the conversion, a warning came up telling me to put an empty DVD in the drive? Well I already had done ... a new disk by the way! So obviously it was a faulty disk (what a surprise in 2009 as well!). Out came a new disk, press retry ... going again! K9copy say's it's burning the disk! I sat there and let it go, and it said finished OK!

I closed the program and reloaded the disk, and it reported that the disk was a blank! What?? after all that! What to do? I decided because I hadn't shut down the computer, the compressed copy of my DVD must be on the drive .. in the tmp folder! So I navigated there and in tmp, I found kde-uinseann, and inside there was K9copy! The program had made a folder named after the disk, with the usual "Audio-TS, Video-TS"

I opened the Video-TS and checked! Yes it was the right size, and everything seemed OK. I decided not to try and see if K9copy would write it again, so instead I used K3B to create a DVD (in the Tools section). I navigated to the folder in tmp again and dragged Audio-TS and Video-TS into the window in K3B! Let it rip and in about 30 minutes it was done. Guess what? it worked!

I have used K9copy before and it does work! so the only thing I can think what went wrong is; when it said it needed an empty disk in the drive; somehow because I had to change it, the program must have missed something? Who knows? I will try it again but not just yet, because after two hours of messing about I got quite bored!
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