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 days they cover them all. Each example of recovery software … [Read more...] about A Guide to CD, DVD, Blu-ray and Game Disc Recovery Software
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.
Here you will find articles, guides and tutorials on a range of subjects relating to the physical repair of optical discs both manually and by machine.
You can also find guides and advice for applying software solutions to recover lost or corrupted data from all types of optical disc.
There are guides to manipulating menu structures, finalizing unfinalized discs and repairing invalid file structures and navigation structures.
There is also a review page devoted to the best Disc repair machines.
The subject of this page is specifically for merging or combining two, three or more mini 8cm DVDs into one regular sized DVD retaining the full data and menu structure of the originals with no loss of quality. This procedure can also be used to merge or combine full sized discs into one but it is important to note that doing so will require third party software to re-compress … [Read more...] about How to Merge or Combine Two Three or More DVDs into One
This tutorial is specific to the action of using DVDRemake or DVDRemake Pro for merging or combining two or more DVDs into one DVD whilst retaining the full data and menu structure of the originals and with no loss of quality using either . The merge DVDs procedure is exactly the same regardless of the size of the original DVDs you are working with. However you may need other … [Read more...] about A Guide to Using DVDRemake Pro to Merge or Combine DVDs
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 don't have to cover it again... I'm lazy like that.The Basics of DVDs and DVD Video File … [Read more...] about DVD File Structure – Recovery and Finalization
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 structure” or a host of others. If … [Read more...] about FixVTS Tutorial to Repair Invalid DVD File and Navigation Structure