It's been a while since I've done it but my workaround was to first rip with DVDDecrypter and then reauthor with DVDShrink.
Edited by dleedlee - 12/20/13 at 9:46am
When opening a Msg 2160 recorded disc on the pc, the initial folder is labeled DVD_RTAV. The VIDEO_TS & Audio folders are inside it.
I finally figured out how to get all of the titles off of my DVD.
DVD Shrink was only recognizing the longest title, presumably as the movie. I couldn't find the other titles anywhere and I couldn't find any settings that would make them show up.
I'm still not sure why VOB2MPG was only finding the very first title in the VOB. But then I remembered that I downloaded an older version of the program based on someone's suggestion on the forum. On version 2.5, there isn't a setting in site. At least nothing obvious to me. So I downloaded the latest version and it finds all of the titles on the disc. It only selects the longest title but I can manually check the rest of the boxes and it converts each one to its own individual mpg.
I figured I'd document it here in case someone else runs into the same problem. Or, more likely, that I unintentionally take an extended break from the process and have to figure it out again.
DawnSun, thanks for calling Magnavox about the issue!
As previously stated, I got the 535 at Thanksgiving and have the hiccup issue but I only record from the VCR. Not to say there isn't merit to the issue being related to the tuner being compatible with broadcasts, but it's obviously widespread with the unit.
I guess I have to decide whether or not to send it in. I bought mine on Amazon. For those who have sent theirs in under warranty before, do you have to pay the shipping to Magnavox? I'm guessing so. Does anyone have positive experience taking it to a local Magnavox authorized service center? As long as I high speed dub to DVD, the hiccups don't seem to transfer. But I guess I should get this resolved before the 90 days are up.
That sounds significant. It sounds like something is wrong after the data is removed from the HDD. I timeshift at least 3 hours per week on my 515H at HQ from the tuner and have never observed your issue. The programs are all 1080i and I send them out at 1080p.
You can't set a timer for more than the standard times when going direct-to-disc with RTD, i,e., 2-hr for SP, 2.5-hr for SPP, etc.
Here's the help file with essential charts on RTD. HSD and RTR times. RTD times are limited to those std lengths only. If you set a timer for longer on a disc, the machine will auto-switch to the next lower quality, as it's designed to do. You CAN get more time on DVDs if you use HSD or RTR (manual REC).
Also, when you do a RTD (as noted in the NOTES in that linked page), your DEFAULT rec mode will be changed to that rec mode... as recommended, you should always check your default rec mode after a RTD at a diff. rec mode than you usual default.
My bad. I fixed the link.
On switching to the HDD, these units have "Alternate Recording" that will switch to the HDD if a disc is not in place or doesn't have enough room for the selected time.
I can't explain exactly how it is selecting EP. I believe it *should* be selecting the next lower-quality rec mode if you only added a "few minutes" over the std time for the selected rec mode... unless a previous RTD changed it to that, which would then be your default rec mode, or you did a manual rec at that rec mode, or ???
Since Samson mentioned that Amazon paid for his replacement, I went through the process and am also getting a replacement. When I read their return policy, I didn't consider this defect to be "their fault", because they don't pay for that. However, Amazon does consider defects to be "their fault", so you'll be able to get a refund for your unit without paying the shipping. If by some chance I'm wrong, you'll be able to tell before you complete the process. So just pay close attention as you go through each step. But I really don't think you'll have to pay.
I'll keep requesting replacements until I get one that works if I have to! Especially since I have 30 days to return the previous one. Either Magnavox/Funai or Amazon will figure this out eventually.