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Thread: Nero 6 will not reallocate files?? HELP!

  1. #1

    Default Nero 6 will not reallocate files?? HELP!

    Hello All,

    New to posting here, have been a fan of the site for sometime, and have gained some very helpful answers to questions I didn't need to

    But now I have one, and unable to find an answer here? I have made a disk image (ISO) of a movie I would like to copy (Using DVD Decrypter) then used DVD Shrink to shrink it. I have it set to use Nero 6 to burn it when complete. Now here is the problem, after Shrink has done it's job, Nero gives me the message that it is un-able to realocate the file???

    Any and all help is welcome....Thanxs
    And keep up the GREAT job you guys are doing.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005


    Can't remember exactly where I read it but Nero returns this message sometimes when it finds a vob file that is 0kb in size. After you used DVD Shrink did you have any of those files in the folder?

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    Thanks for getting back to me.

    The answer to your question is no. The message I got was that it was missing a file (VTS_05_02.vob) I don't understand how DVD Shrink keeps missing a file? This has happened to me on a couple of occasions? Lost many a disks with this

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    Here is the entire log for the message.

    Log date: Sun Oct 02 16:13:07 2005


    Project: VIDEOS


    Using ImgTool Version 1.2.0

    Opening NeroAPI.DLL
    Nero API version
    Initialization of the NeroAPI successful.
    Found the following devices:
    HP DVD Writer 640c
    Image Recorder

    Starting Burn Process...
    Using Device "HP DVD Writer 640c "
    Using ISO Flags: ISO UDF Realloc DVD CMPT
    try to building DVD ISO Tree...
    Start path: "C:\Documents\videos"
    AUDIO_TS dir is not present, try to create one...
    VIDEO_TS dir is not present, try to create one...
    building VIDEO_TS Tree...
    Adding VIDEO_TS.IFO
    Adding VIDEO_TS.VOB
    Adding VIDEO_TS.BUP
    Adding VTS_01_0.IFO
    Adding VTS_01_0.VOB
    Adding VTS_01_1.VOB
    Adding VTS_01_0.BUP
    Adding VTS_02_0.IFO
    Adding VTS_02_1.VOB
    Adding VTS_02_0.BUP
    Adding VTS_03_0.IFO
    Adding VTS_03_1.VOB
    Adding VTS_03_0.BUP
    Adding VTS_04_0.IFO
    Adding VTS_04_1.VOB
    Adding VTS_04_0.BUP
    Adding VTS_05_0.IFO
    Adding VTS_05_0.VOB
    Adding VTS_05_1.VOB
    Adding VTS_05_0.BUP
    Adding VTS_06_0.IFO
    Adding VTS_06_1.VOB
    Adding VTS_06_0.BUP
    Adding VTS_07_0.IFO
    Adding VTS_07_0.VOB
    Adding VTS_07_1.VOB
    Adding VTS_07_0.BUP
    Adding VTS_08_0.IFO
    Adding VTS_08_1.VOB
    Adding VTS_08_0.BUP
    Writing on DVD Media...
    Using Speed: 2.4x (3324kB/s)
    ===> DVD-Video files reallocation started
    ===> Required file is not present
    ===> DVD-Video files reallocation failed

    Windows XP 5.1
    WinAspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=4.60 (1021), size=45056 bytes, created 9/10/1999 12:06:00 PM
    ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/2004 6:35:34 PM
    Nero API version:
    Using interface version:
    Installed in: C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\
    Application: ahead\Nero - Burning Rom
    Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 15h

    Recorder: <HP DVD Writer 640c> Version: JS04 - HA 1 TA 0 -
    Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
    Drive buffer : 2048kB
    Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI

    === Scsi-Device-Map ===
    DiskPeripheral : WDC WD600BB-00CAA1 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
    DiskPeripheral : Maxtor 4D040H2 atapi Port 0 ID 1 DMA: On
    CdRomPeripheral : HP DVD Writer 640c atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
    CdRomPeripheral : CDWRITER IDE4816 atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On

    === CDRom-Device-Map ===
    HP DVD Writer 640c E: CDRom0
    CDWRITER IDE4816 F: CDRom1

    AutoRun : 1
    Excluded drive IDs:
    WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
    ShowDrvBufStat : 0
    BUFE : 0
    Physical memory : 735MB (753140kB)
    Free physical memory: 532MB (545484kB)
    Memory in use : 27
    Uncached PFiles: 0x0
    Use Inquiry : 1
    Global Bus Type: default (0)
    Check supported media : Disabled (0)

    4:08:51 PM #1 Phase 112 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
    DVD-Video files reallocation started

    4:08:51 PM #2 DVDREALLOC -21 File DVDVideoCompilation.cpp, Line 1189
    Required file 'VTS_05_2.VOB' is not present

    4:08:51 PM #3 Phase 115 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
    DVD-Video files reallocation failed

    4:08:51 PM #4 Text 0 File NeroAPIBurnFS.cpp, Line 212
    Failed to realloc DVD video files

    Existing drivers:
    File 'Drivers\ASPI32.SYS': Ver=4.60 (1021), size=25244 bytes, created 9/10/1999 12:06:00 PM
    File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.03.16a, size=20576 bytes, created 8/28/2005 2:21:54 PM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

    Registry Keys:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

    Break burning due to problems while reallocating DVD Video files.
    Logfile saved at: Sun Oct 02 16:13:07 2005

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2005


    I'm running the risk of getting out of my depth here but happy to come along for the ride.

    You could try using file mode in DVD Decrypter and then try and play the folder first. This will give you a clue as to whether all the data is coming across properly and all IFOs VOBs and BUPs are in the right place.

    If it plays correctly you could then go through the whole process again with DVD shrink to see if that sorts the problem.

    If it doesn't then maybe you could try and re-author the folder manually with DVD Shrink but you may have to lose some extras to fit everything on.

    You could also try and burn using something other than Nero. Also, are you using the latest Nero?

    Having googled a bit you could experiment with IFOEdit or IFOupdate. Both these apps rearrange the file structures to try and make sure that everything is in the right place and then you could try to burn. I've never used them so can't vouch for their success. There's another couple of freeware apps AnyDVD and DVDFab Decrypter that do the same job as DVD Decrypter and they may not encounter your original problem.

    If everything fails I strongly suggest cracking open a cold one, chilling out and watching clouds pass by for a while as life's too short

    Hope this gives you some ideas

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