The copied back to harddrive files actually still play in the media player so they are intact...I just can't get them to add to my burner program in order to reburn them.
I burned a number of movies as data files to a dvd...after a week or so, I discovered that one of the cd's I burned to had a flaw in it, and I wanted to burn the movie again.
I dragged a copy of the movie from the data dvd to my harddrive, but when I try to use EasyCD Creator 5 Platinum to add that movie to the playlist in order to burn it, the file won't enter the queue.
I've tried a couple of different movies from the data dvd and none of them will add to the list after copying them to the harddrive first.
I haven't tried burning directly from the dvd drive to my other burner (not sure if that would even work), but I'm curious about how I get the copied files to burn once they are back on the harddrive. I checked the attributes for the files and none of them are read only, which is what I suspected (and even expected) them to be.
The whole purpose of putting the files on the dvd as data was to preserve many at once so I don't lose the movies. Have I shot myself in the foot putting them on as data instead of leaving them as original .mpg movie files? Can I convert them once they are on the harddrive back to burnable .mpg files (they have retained that extension)?