PDA

View Full Version : can't mount PDI-files with 3.41



arcon
04.10.2003, 18:46
Operating System: w2k sp3
Burning Software: nero 5.5
Anti-virus Software: none active
DAEMON Tools Version: 3.41

i've got a pdi-set of a dvd that can't be mounted by dt 3.41. i've read somewhere that pdi-files are new in this version, but i only get the message 'unable to mount. invalid image file'. the file is of course correct and can be unpacked by e.g. pditools.

might it be a problem that it is not one file but 4 files with 1gb each, named .pdi,.pdi01...pdi03?

Development
04.10.2003, 19:00
Some PDI files are unfortunatly broken - they have wrong size and do not follow PDI specification. We cannot do anything with it. We reported this problem to authors - no reply since months. Seems they are not interested in it much.

arcon
04.10.2003, 19:09
hm, since pdixtract can extract and/or convert them without problems and is open source you might want to take a look at it, maybe you can find a way to bypass the actual problems in one of the next versions of daemon-tools:

"Source code included, compiles under linux with gcc and under windows with OpenWatcom compiler."

http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?threadid=46206

Development
04.10.2003, 19:32
We don't need any sources - we have direct specification from authors of PDI. They violate their own specs. We don't care how these extractors work - maybe they ignore some errors. But in virtual drive we can't do same way - we follow each byte. Their dumper is simply buggy and creates wrong header in PDI sometimes.

KYUSS
04.10.2003, 23:06
Operating System: XP
Burning Software: Alclohol.dvddecrypter.nero
Anti-virus Software: avg
DAEMON Tools Version: 3.41

back to my method for time being then?

make an mds file with dvddecrypter and mount with alcohol.

it also seems that even pinnacles own virtual drive system "instantdrive" won't even mount the pdi's it was designed for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Copytrooper
05.10.2003, 17:11
it also seems that even pinnacles own virtual drive system "instantdrive" won't even mount the pdi's it was designed for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Unsurprisingly :mrgreen: 'cause they'll have to go 100% correct way with virtual drive, too - so no way with buggy image.

KYUSS
05.10.2003, 19:19
heres my guide again peeps

http://forum.alcohol-software.com/index.php?act=ST&f=1&t=5584&