View Full Version : DVD recovery software?

27-04-2011, 03:01 PM
Clever people have somehow wiped a mini DVD from a Sony DVD handycam, with some "extremely' important video on it - I think what's happened is they've done a 'direct to disc' burn, using the Sony software, straight from the handycam to a blank DVD, however the burn has failed and there is now nothing on either DVD, and not anywhere else on the PC as far as I can tell.

Does anyone know of some decent DVD recovery software? I'm sure they'd be happy to pay for it if we knew it was going to work.

Thanks! :)

27-04-2011, 03:27 PM
Does the DVD actually have a burn pattern on it - as showing data burnt ?

If so you can try ISO buster (http://isobuster.com/) - or - never tried This here (http://download.cnet.com/Bad-CD-DVD-Recovery/3000-2248_4-10697118.html) - so cant say if its good, bad or what ??

27-04-2011, 03:50 PM
The DVD they tried burning to has a very small one - I'm more interested in the mini DVD from the camcorder though, I'm thinking it's been 'quick erased' and there might be some change of recovering something.

I remember using ISOBuster once before, i'd forgotten it's name though, will give that a go and try the other one too if there is no joy. Pretty sure I actually bought ISOBuster, now where is the license... :p


27-04-2011, 03:59 PM
I have one myself and the thing burns to the disk as it goes but you have to finalize the disk before you can watch it, not sure about getting data back from it if it was not finalized.

27-04-2011, 04:20 PM
Friggin ideal, ISOBuster has done the job, the .vob files were a bit stuffed but virtualdub has dealt with the first one, and i'll try the second (larger) one in a minute. Cheers! :D