i upgraded to anydvd and now i cant play my dvd’s. the analyze and burn (DVDShrink 3.2) process seems to function properly. I put the DVD in my players and the will not start. i tried to push the fast forward or play keys several time and then i get the error onscreen saying disk is not readable. its happened with 4 different movies now.sounds like i hear the dvd spin up, then stop…spin up then stop over and over…please help. everything worked great with the older version.


maybe the laser needs cleaning, i had the same problem with a cd player, & my brother (a tv engineer) cleaned the laser and it worked fine, worth a try.

or uninstall and reinstall the older version and see if it works, the newest version works ok for me.

i tried it in 2 machines and still get the same errors so i dont think cleaning would help. i did clean and still does not work.

do the files that you’ve ripped play on your hard drive?

im not sure how to read the files. i see a file like VTS_01_1.VOB

i tried to open the file with windows media player. near the slider on the bottom of the screen, it says "playing, then goes to “play list” its just looping and no picture is playing

I’m having the same problem you are describing when I use 1clickdvd Pro but not when I use the non-Pro version. The problem is I upgraded both anydvd and 1click Pro at the same time so I don’t know which of the two is the problem. I was kinda leaning towards it being Pro since the regular 1clickdvd works fine. I need to try to go back to an earlier version of anydvd to try with Pro to see what happens but haven’t had a chance yet.

@ publicx2001,

Suggest obtaining a DVD Software program specifically designed to play DVDs similar to either PowerDVD (http://www.cyberlink.com/multi/products/main_1_ENU.html) and/or WinDVD (http://www.intervideo.com/jsp/Home.jsp) to play DVDs on your computer.

From the very limited information you have provided in your previous postings in this thread it appears that your problem is caused by the use of poor quality blank DVD media to record your back up copy of your Commercial DVD Movie Title. Suggest visiting the CD Freaks Blank Media Forum (http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=33) to obtain information on obtaining known high quality blank DVD media.

Best Regards,

Your problem is with backups or originals not playing? :confused:
Have you shut down AnyDVD and still have the same problem?
Did you exit AnyDVD before upgading to

poor quality? im using maxell DVD+R 8X 4.7GB

i could care less about watching DVD’s on my computer. I want to watch them on my plasma… all this happened after i upgraded from anydvd 3.1 to 4.1…

oh forgot to mention-

i reinstalled anydvd 4.1 and makes no difference. still cant play dvd’s.

my problem is i cant plat the backed up copies. originals willl still play

The suggestion by bjkg,to view the files with PowerDVD, is to determine if you have the same issues with the files that you have with the backup.

well what do ya know…
i installed CloneDVD and it works fine…so much for me using dvdshrink and anydvd.

It’s amazing how using up-to-date programs things work and when non supported, out of date programs are used, things go to Hell in a hand basket… :smiley:

Yes - others have reported that with certain titles, AnyDVD’s output from some protected sector encoded dvd’s can cause problems with DVDShrink. CloneDVD2 does a better job of dealing with the error conditions it finds. Slysoft has made corrections to AnyDVD to address these issues before - and hopefully will again.

@ publicx2001,

Stating that you are using Maxell DVD+R 8X 4.7GB media does not actually provide information on the quality of the DVD media you are using. Maxell, like numerous other marketers of DVD media do not actually manufacture DVD media. They mass bulk purchase DVD media from various DVD media manufactures and then package the media and stamp their name on the package. Some of these DVD Media manufactures are located in off the wall third world countries and the quality of their media is suspect. The only way to truly know the quality of the Maxell media is identify the DVD media by the MID (Manufacture ID and media code) (Example:TYG02).

To obtain the MID (Manufacture ID and media code) of DVD media use a utility software program similar to DVD Identifier (http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com), DVDInfo (http://www.dvdinfopro.com), and/or Nero Info Tool (http://www.cdspeed2000.com/files/NeroInfoTool_301.zip).

As explained above Maxell DVD media can be manufacture by various DVD media manufactures, some of which are located in third world counties. It should be noted that some Maxell DVD media is very suspect in quality.

As suggested in my original posting in this thread visit the CD Freaks Blank Media Forum (http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=33) to obtain information on obtaining known high quality blank DVD media.

Best Regards,