Before I get as far as disc repair machines for CD, DVD, Blu-ray and game disc recovery my weapon of choice is to use a software solution. I always try to recover the data from the disc first without getting into interfering with the surface of the disc. However there are times when it may […]
CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc Repair and Data Recovery
This category of the DIY Video Editor is devoted to the subject of CDs, DVD's, Blu-ray and game discs.
There are articles, guides and tutorials on a range of subjects relating to the physical repair of optical discs both manually and by machine.
Guides and advice for applying solutions to recover lost or corrupted data from all types of optical disc.
I recently received an email from someone with some questions about DVD video discs, their files and structure and the relative safety of different methods of DVD recovery or repair. My reply kind of went on a bit as I am inclined to do so I thought I had better post it here so I […]
There are a few possible scenarios that could have led to you having a disc that is unfinalized: For whatever reason you have a disc which a reading device or software is specifically saying is unfinalized. The finalization process was (or you suspect it was) begun on a disc and for some reason failed. In […]
On this page I have outlined and summarized the features of the main disc recovery software solutions I have used over the years for repairing or extracting data from various types of optical discs. Generally speaking there is no real need to discern between software that works for CDs, DVDs or Blu-Ray discs as these […]
This FixVTS tutorial is specific to using that very small, free but incredibly powerful utility to automatically correct internal errors on a DVD. These errors may cause any number of error messages to appear, all of which are quite meaningless. You may get “invalid DVD navigation,” “disc error,” invalid DVD menu structure,” invalid DVD file […]