Mr. Brooks, Region 2, German

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by plato, May 2, 2008.

  1. plato

    plato Well-Known Member

    Hi! :)

    This DVD really makes me sick...
    Using AnyDVD and CloneDVD both programs don't show any error messages while creating an ISO/UDF image and in the end CloneDVD even reports success.
    The only thing is that the image looks like this and CloneDVD doesn't accept it:


    I have also created an image with CloneCD but I didn't burn it yet, due to the danger of possible bad success (each VERBATIM blank media costs 2.00 €).

    Attached Files:

  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That just means you have no program associated with .isos. How were you creating the .iso? Did you use Clonedvd?

    Why are you creating an .iso anyway? Just rip to dvd files, and then attempt to play the ripped dvd files in Powerdvd (or a dvd software playback program).

    :confused: What does that mean? How are you trying to make Clonedvd accept it? Why are you trying to run it through Clonedvd again?

    Just use Virtual Clonedrive and mount the image. Then try to play the image using Powerdvd or something dvd software playback program. If the image plays fine, then burning shouldn't be an issue.
  3. plato

    plato Well-Known Member

    I deinstalled CloneDVD and installed it again, but the problem remains the same. Furthermore I tried another DVD and everything worked perfectly fine.
    As I said: I used CloneDVD

    It's the way I always create copies...

    I run CloneDVD again in order to "Write Existing Data" and then when I select "ISO/UDF image" it doesn't recognize the ISO/UDF image I have created before.

    Thank you very much for your suggestion, Webslinger. I haven't thought of it...
    Nevertheless it is obvious that something goes wrong with CloneDVD; maybe due to a new copy protection that AnyDVD doesn't handle :confused:
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Why would that change anything? Clonedvd doesn't automatically associate itself with .isos as far as I know.
    You're complaining that icon doesn't have a picture, right? That means that whatever file extension that particular image has
    isn't associated with any program on your computer. What is the actual file extension for that file? Nothing?

    I fail to see what the problem is. You're at least going to have to provide an error message. What is the actual file extension?
    It doesn't appear to have one.

    So? Rip to dvd files and attempt to play them on your computer. If you want to verify an issue exists, that's how you do it.

    What is the file extension? Rename it and add ".iso" afterwards.

    I'm sorry, but I don't perceive anything as being "obvious" from your description. It's possible there's a problem, but unless you start doing as I ask and provide far more information, it's impossible to tell.

    All you're telling me is that you have a file on your desktop that doesn't have a picture/icon--and that Clonedvd doesn't recognize the file. Does the file have an actual .iso extension?
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  5. plato

    plato Well-Known Member

    I didn't know that.

    Unfortunately there is no error message.
    There even is no file extension. It is just called "Datei" (english: "File").

    I did it. CloneDVD now accepts the file.

    Maybe the problem is solved now...
    But I still believe CloneDVD or AnyDVD have their problems with that disc. It's the first time that this phenomenon happens to me and I have copied a lot of movies until now.
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Well, you didn't create an .iso extension or Clonedvd didn't for some reason. That's all. Hardly a big deal

    If the problem is merely creating an ".iso" extension the problem would either be Clonedvd not automatically creating an .iso extension--or you not specifying an .iso extension. The problem wouldn't be Anydvd. Anydvd decrypts. Clonedvd is doing the file creation.

    Again, if you want to test, mount the image in a virtual drive and attempt to play the files with Powerdvd or a dvd playback software program.
  7. plato

    plato Well-Known Member

    CloneDVD should automatically do that.

    Thank you very much so far. I will do that and post my results here in the forum.
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator


    Did you manually change the file name in Clonedvd? Did you specify a new file name to be created or something (change the path)?
  9. plato

    plato Well-Known Member

    I didn't change the filename in CloneDVD... The file was on desktop; I renamed it and added ".iso" afterwards. The file now looks like it should and CloneDVD has no problems accepting it.

    I have sent a pm to peer asking him to have a look into that (possible) problem.
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No. I mean when you originally created the file . . .

    How did you create this .iso? You used Clonedvd, right?

    In Clonedvd did you change anything (the file path)? Did you manually specify a file name or location in Clonedvd when you created this .iso?

    Yes. I know that. That's what I told you to do.

    I'm asking when you used Clonedvd to create the file originally, did you change the output path or specify a filename?
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  11. plato

    plato Well-Known Member

    I always prefer to select "CloneDVD". When it asks me for the "output method" I always select "ISO/UDF image" and for "file path" I select desktop. Usually I name these files after the movie's name.
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Then it seems reasonable to me that you might have accidently forgotten to add the .iso extension to the filename or your removed it (".iso") manually. In other words, I believe you are responsible for not specifying the ".iso" extension within Clonedvd.
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  13. plato

    plato Well-Known Member

    No. CloneDVD automatically adds the .iso extension and I didn't remove it, otherwise I would have noticed it.
    Hopefully peer will comment on this phenomenon because our statements concerning that issue are solely frenzied speculation.
  14. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes, it does for me.

    Can you please post a screenshot of the page where you're filling out the filename in Clonedvd?
  15. plato

    plato Well-Known Member

  16. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Plato, just always ensure ".iso" (without the quotation marks) is at the end of the filename.
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  17. plato

    plato Well-Known Member

    I tested some other DVDs and for some reason CloneDVD sometimes automatically puts ".iso" and sometimes it doesn't.
    Now I am convinced that the missing ".iso" was the reason for the problem ("Mr. Brooks"). Recently I had a virus on my system and probably this is why some programs work "differently" ("Microsoft Office Outlook 2007" doesn't work properly, too).

    Nevertheless thank you very much, Webslinger. If people like me paid you 250$ per hour for supporting them you would have been a rich man! ;)
    peer, sorry for disturbing you; I know how busy you are.
  18. Peer

    Peer Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    I'll pass it on.