I have had a lot of success with the combination of DVD Decrypter, FixVTS, DVD Shrink and Ripit4me of the last couple of weeks but Iâ€™ve come across a disc of mine that I just canâ€™t back up. Itâ€™s the movie â€˜9 Songsâ€™.
It has no major scratches and plays fine on my DVD/TV setup but I know the protection is unusual because when I tried to back up to VHS, it appeared to be playing fine through my VCR (unlike some DVDs which blue screen intermittently), but actually all I recorded was a black screen for an hour an a half.
I have seen the recent problems with the Ripit4me applications which have now apparently been fixed (as far as people in other forums suggest) but I am still having a problem with :
â€œcouldnâ€™t access root directory while parsing file systemâ€¦.waiting for drive to be readyâ€¦there does not seem to be a DVD in your selected driveâ€¦couldnâ€™t read sector 16 while parsing file systemâ€¦read sector failed.â€
I have made efforts to solve this like disabling autoplay, and changing the preferences in the â€˜big 4â€™ applications above. The surprising thing for me is that the DVD wonâ€™t even play on my computer. I have a feeling Iâ€™ll have a much better chance of ripping it if I can get it to play just once.
Ps. Iâ€™ve just checked the disc and, not having bought it new, its actually a rental version. I would guess this makes a difference (duh) but how much? â€¦if anyone knows and, likely that this is the problem, is there any way around it?
Thanks for any replies in advance.