Looking for tools/help/direction to recover dvd video.
Ubuntu or Vista, preferrably cheap/free
Here's the deal: I was recording the Bears-Ravens game on a standalone dvd recorder, knowing that my son was going to miss the game. (over-the-air signal, not that that matters). I stopped the recording when they suspended play due to weather. Restarted when they did a couple hours later. Shortly thereafter, the machine's panel display showed a generic error message, probably due to a weather-related power glitch. I shut it down and restarted. Everything looked like it was working normally. At the end of the game I stopped recording again. Restarted recording again for the postgame, seeing that I had space left.
On finalizing the disc, I noticed that I had the first quarter, and the postgame, but not the middle section. Looking at the free space left, the data for the whole game should be there. Opening it in my computer, it looks like some info files for the middle section are missing.
I don't play with video much, so I know next to nothing about video formats and tools. I'm looking for suggestions on tools or direction to possibly recover the rest of the game so Maxx junior can see what might turn out to be a pivotal game in our Bears season.
Not critical enough that I want to drop a lot of coin, I'm looking at this as a possible introductory learning experience re: computers and video.