Author Topic: wierd problem convert pinnacle systems dvd to regular  (Read 1818 times)

May 12, 2010, 10:48:56 AM
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I have some old vhs tapes that was converted to dvds using Pinnacle hardware & software.
Now I am trying to convert it to MKV to play on my WDTV media player.

The problem is if I play the dvd it shows 42 minutes long & if I use handbrake,dvdfab,pavtube dvd ripper they all show only 14 minutes long with no other files to choose from.

Now if I use makeMKV it says title #0 declared length is 13:58 while its real length is 42:02 - assuming fake title
failed to open disc

So it know something is wrong but cant convert it.

Any ideas how to get the real length converted to mkv's?


May 12, 2010, 11:38:46 AM
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it those programs aren't working, do you still have any pinnacle software?
newer pinnacle software includes features like exporting to bluray or m2ts, etc, don't think it does mkv
only played with a trial version of pinnacle, then got rid of it, didn't need it

then maybe other programs will work on the completed file


May 16, 2010, 10:44:19 PM
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Are u sure your dvd file is not broken. Is it a digital disc?