AnyDVD Ripper (Rip Video-DVD to Harddisk)

I’ve lurked around for a while and don’t post too often since I haven’t had any problems with AnyDVD thus far. My question is more because of confusion than something not working correctly.

From the v6.1.0.0 changelog it states: 2006 12 26

  • New: Added support for new versions of the SONY Arccos protection
    to the option to remove “Protection based on unreadable Sectors”
  • Fix: Very small Arccos protected titles were not treated correctly
  • Fix: “Too many Navpacks” error with AnyDVD ripper
    - Note: It is recommended to use elby CloneDVD to rip instead of the
    AnyDVD ripper, even if you prefer to use another program to compress
    and/or burn (Set elby CloneDVD to DL burning and copy files to
    harddisk). elby CloneDVD is available at
  • Some minor fixes and improvements

Is the AnyDVD Ripper broken or incomplete? If so, then why don’t they just disable it? (Don’t expect a real answer from non-SlySoft guys)

Is this still even valid or has SlySoft upgraded or patched their FixVTS?

Again, I do backups with CloneDVD but I just want to be clear.

AnyDVD Ripper uses an older version of FixVTS. It will not be upgraded for good reasoning.

  1. The best way to rip using Anydvd is to use Clonedvd2 (if you want video files and not a sector 1:1 rip). If you can’t or are not willing to do that, this is how you rip using Anydvd:

  2. With the latest version of Anydvd running, drag and drop the video_ts folder to your desktop using Windows Explorer. Alternatively, you don’t need to rip at all and can just directly import the disc into whatever burning application you want, provided Anydvd is running in the background. You don’t necessarily need to rip first at all. Not having to rip first at all is one major advantage of using Anydvd.

  3. If you can’t get what you want using #1 and #2 first, then you right click on the fox icon on your toolbar and select rip video-dvd to hard disk–but only if methods 1 and 2 fail first. This method uses an old version of FixVTS, which is often not required.

If you use elby CloneDVD2, you don’t want or need to use the “AnyDVD ripper”.

Well put.

Thanks for the replies. I understand about the FixVTS being older and that fixes in newer versions were for other things that SlySoft isn’t using. I was curious if the VTS-99 fix was just back-ported by SlySoft and the AnyDVD Ripper is ok now.

Guess my main confusion was over the “use CloneDVD2 to rip even if you compress/burn with another app”. It gives the impression that the drag & drop feature shouldn’t be used and that CloneDVD2 is kind of necessary. My brother wants to purchase AnyDVD but not CloneDVD2 since he already has Nero 6.x & is comfortable with it.

you can also use DVDdecrypter (freeware) to rip the DVD to the Hard Disk:
you have to change two things in DVDdecrypter settings:
1/ uncheck “check for structure protection” in general tab
2/ choose elbyCDIO in I/O tab
Your done.
This is good if you want to use the advanced ripping possibilities of DVDdecrypter with the newer titles that only AnyDVD can decrypt properly.

That’s irrelevant since the poster was specifically asking about AnyDVD Ripper though, not just ripping in general.

The same could be said about yours DetroitBaseball.

You may still use DVD Decrypter with AnyDVD running in the background. I have a personal reg file which sets the settings in DVD Decrypter so it will work perfectly with AnyDVD. This also means the rip will be faster than simply drag ‘n’ dropping the files. Then I run the files through FixVTS.