Can CloneDVD be made to "skip" bad sectors?

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by k927, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. k927

    k927 Member

    I am getting a data read error (cyclic redundancy check) with the following details:
    File 1 Z:/VIDEO_TS/VTS_03_01.VOB 23 TCSectorReader

    The source DVD has some minor scratches. I have cleaned the source DVD several times and the reader moves ahead a bit but eventually stops permanently.

    Is there a way to have nudge CloneDVD along by having it "skip" the bad sectors. This would result in the loss of a few frames but at least the copy could complete.
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No. Your best solution is to exchange the original disc, because it is faulty.
  3. k927

    k927 Member

    I was hoping an extention (i.e. feature enhancement) of "Chapter cutting" would have worked. Instead just cutting full chapters, add the ability to make (multiple) cut(s) of any amount of the time line. In conjunction with this, have CloneDVD identify (time line wise) the parts that are not readable (this would allow one to determine the degree of cutting required is accepatable).
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    You can do this in Shrink and Nero Recode.

    Those programs, however, will not retain full menus over split discs should you want to do so.

    If a program chokes on import due to a CRC error, I'm not sure that would be possible.

    However, to have your suggestion heard, you might want to contact Slysoft:
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2007
  5. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    we have a product called clonecd for this purpose.
  6. wolfpackmars2

    wolfpackmars2 New Member

    Clone CD

    I rescinded my previous response as it was off topic. Clone CD can be used to make a 1:1 copy of DVDs, including skipping bad sectors. If you have many DVDs that are having problems reading, it may be worth the investment. Just realize that the image may still not work, depending on the intended use and the severity of the damage.

    Hope this helps someone who, like me, tries to find the answer from Google :)