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swdickson 
Newbie

28 Aug 2003 9:41 AM
I am trying to back-up a load of my discs as my 6 & 3 year old do not respect them quite as much as us adults. Unfortunately there are a few discs that are scratched(not too badly) but DVDx can't back them up. Does anyone know of any freeware that I can download that can help rescue these discs so that DVD Xcopy or Xpress can back-up a good copy?

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Conrad 
Inactive

28 Aug 2003 10:51 AM
swdickson,

321 Studios is offering this program:
http://www.dvdxcopy.com/products_dxr.asp

I'm not aware of any freeware that will accomplish what your're looking for.


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security 
Senior Member

28 Aug 2003 12:52 PM
plat version has free x rescue built in !
hows that for freeware....
http://www.dvdxcopy.com/products.asp
Whisperer 
Senior Member

29 Aug 2003 4:42 AM
swdickson
Scratches are not a software issue. Disk Doctor is the best product I've found for repairing dvd's. Forget the handcrank model, go for the motorized model or the Pro model.

Some retail stores carry the product and accessories and expendables but many just sell you the Disk Dr. unit and don't support you any further. Buy extra wheels and buy a pack of severe scratch remover pads. The price of the resurfacing fluid Pi**ed me off so my homemade solution is to fill their little spray bottle with water and a few drops of Kodak "Photo-Flo 200" solution (a wetting agent- ireland gets credit for suggesting this) available from any place that sells Photo-darkroom developing chemicals.

http://www.skipdoctor.com/

http://www.skipdoctor.com/userguide.html#Getting%20Started%20(Simple%20Directions)

http://store.yahoo.com/advantage123/skipdoccdrep.html

Best regards
swdickson 
Newbie

29 Aug 2003 6:36 AM
Thanks for all your help I will give the things commented on a go.

I wish I had bought the platinum version if that is the case but unfortunately I bought the gold version.

Thanks again folks.
Whisperer 
Senior Member

30 Aug 2003 3:04 AM
So ... if Platinum has DVD X Rescue built in, how will it work? Will Platinum

stop ripping at a scratched area of the original (like when DXC stops and throws

up a dialog box offering to ignore, abort, or retry) then do its "fix-thing", then

incorporate the fix back into main rip and then continue? Or will there be some

manual work to be done?

Probably only our inside guy, 321_Q/A, can answer this one.

Best regards
ireland 
AfterDawn Addict

30 Aug 2003 11:55 AM
whisperer,
another tip of the type of water to use,
use the water that comes out of the drip tube..of a air conitioner....
no minerals are in that water...it just like distilled water,i use it all the time for cleaning dvds with photo flow and car battries topoffs and my wife uses it in her steam iron.
best part its free.....
Whisperer 
Senior Member

30 Aug 2003 2:49 PM
Thanks ireland but if we're loyal to 321, I guess we should start supporting this DVD X Rescue that can be bought separately or will be included in Platinum.

Best
madyaks 
Senior Member

1 Sep 2003 2:28 AM
Whisperer

Hi, I am no expert, but here is what I got out of the conference on Rescue.

I don't think it is actually "built into" platinum in the way you think built in means.

I received all the products, I have only installed Platinum and X Show.
When I launch Platinum there is a tab for Rescue, when I hit the tab platinum gos away and rescue opens.

So it seems to me it is actually separate in that when running Platinum it isn't going to be trying to fix your disk, you will initiate that action on your own.
Rescue reads your disk, and what happens is the program moves the laser over the affected area many times trying to read it, I believe at different angles to get the job done, when it gets everything it needs to it burns you a new disk. (and yes, you can RESCUE a copy you made with Platinum or Xpress or whatever)

This is how I understood it all to work, someone anyone feel free to set me straight if I missed something.

Thanks for the liberty Mr.Roberts, thanks for the liberty.

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Whisperer 
Senior Member

1 Sep 2003 4:16 AM
madyaks
Maybe Q/A_321 will spot this and tell us how it works. Scratch rescue has no practical use unless it's a subroutine of the overall backup process and I sure would hope this is 321's intent.

Best regards
security 
Senior Member

1 Sep 2003 8:33 AM
hey guys here is a cut and paste from rhmoore's
ask the presidents thread. its from rhmoore:

rhmoore

DVDXCopy Moderator

13 Aug 2003 8:00 AM Ok, here's the scoop from the horses mouth.

DVD X RESCUE is a totally new technology. We have taken forks to the back of a dual layer dvd and done serious damage to both layers. When you put these types of damaged dvd's in a drive, Windows won't even recognize anything but the dust in your drive, NO DISK. You know what I mean?

NOW, using DVD X RESCUE, you can not only recognize the drive in Windows, you can miraculously rescue the data that is on the DVD!

Yes, it can recover CSS protected DVD's, but here's the caveat. To rescue a seriously damaged disk may take up to 18 hours or more. It is a slow and tedious process and is NOT, I repeat NOT for backup. You would never use this in place of XCOPY or XPRESS simply because of the time involved. And once the RESCUE has occurred, you would then use XCOPY or XPRESS to make the backup from your hard drive, since no compression, splitting or IFO Editing has occured in XRESCUE. And yes, we are modifying XPRESS, GOLD and PLATINUM to read from the hard drive as well.

It is not going to take 18 hours for every damaged DVD, but I wanted to stress that seriously damaged DVD's are NOT out of the reach of XRESCUE. The same holds true for CD X RESCUE as well.

The actual time required to rescue any damaged CD or DVD will be in direct proportion to the amount and severity of physical damage to the data layers. It is also user configurable from an automatic retry standpoint. If the max retries are selected and it is damaged enough, it may take several days to rescue a 9 gb dvd.

XCOPY and XPRESS already have some limited capability to "Fix" read errors but obviously pale in comparison to XRESCUE.

XRESCUE should be used right before the CD or DVD hits the trash can. It should be used when you don't mind spending the time necessary to rescue your lost video and data.
Whisperer 
Senior Member

1 Sep 2003 11:43 AM
Sounds like it's back to my Disk Doctor machine! And 321's ad for platinum states "no more shaving away a layer of your dvd's" but it sounds like Disk Doctor is a better, faster solution to scratches.
dengar 
Senior Member

1 Sep 2003 12:48 PM
whiperer
Why are you so negative lately?? You've never even seen the product. I've used it and it will fix discs that Disc Dr. couldn't dream of.

It will fix a disc even if you put it in your drive and windows does not even recognize it as a disc.

Would I use DXR on small problems? No. But there is only so much your cherished Disc Dr. can do, that's where DXR comes in.
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madyaks 
Senior Member

1 Sep 2003 1:08 PM
nm
Thanks for the liberty Mr.Roberts, thanks for the liberty.

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Whisperer 
Senior Member

2 Sep 2003 12:29 AM
OK ... OK! I mis-read (skim-read) "It is a slow and tedious process and is NOT, I repeat NOT for backup. You would never use this in place of XCOPY or XPRESS" and didn't read the rest of the text.

I'll try it out when Platinum is released. Anyway most of my originals are in pristine condition, and only about 20 had/have nasty scratches.
dengar 
Senior Member

2 Sep 2003 1:16 AM
whisperer

I need to talk to you about something off thread. It is very important. I do not have your email, will your firewall prevent me from sending you a PM?

If so, who can I send an email to that could get it to you?

I am on official business from ireland.
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Whisperer 
Senior Member

2 Sep 2003 1:32 AM
Dengar
Yea, ireland and I talked a bit about it here:

http://dvdxcopy.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/47817

yes my firewall prevents PM's and even editing my own posts

I'll stay on this thread and refresh every 1minute if you want to bend the rules: I'll post my email then you can edit it out as quick as you write it down. Sorry about the communication problem.

awaiting your go ahead or forget it message
Whisperer 
Senior Member

2 Sep 2003 3:39 AM
Dengar
Well, that didn't work. Signing off.

thanks anyway
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