I have a video in a .MOD file format burned to a DVD. The video appears to play fine from Windows Media Player and others. When attempting to copy the video file off of the DVD, windows explorer freezes with a red progress bar. I tried tera copy (i'm looking for a free utility of course) and that froze. I've tried making an ISO of the disk, Poweriso encounters the error and offers to skip the cyclic redundancy check but still freezes. I would give up if it weren't for the fact that I can see the movie play just fine! So how do I recover this corrupted file, or file from a corrupted media?
I use Format Factory. It's free and works great. It can convert just about anything.
EDIT: Sorry, I misread your question. Since you are able to watch the video, I would suggest using VLC Media Player to stream and save the video. It will take as long as the duration of the video, but it might be your only option.
- Open VLC
- Hit Ctrl+R
- Click Disk
- Make sure your DVD is selected then hit Convert/Save
- Choose your destination file
- Select your conversion format (if you want to convert it) or select Dump raw input
- Just let it play out
I don't have any corrupt DVDs to try it on, but hopefully it will work for you.