Apologies for the long post but here goes.
I am currently making backup copies of my full DVD collection due to my relocation to another country for 18 months. I only started this exercise 3 weeks ago and have been using DVD Fab 188.8.131.52 in 1:1 clone mode for doing this. I use clone as I do not have space issues and like the “idea” of having the “original”. So far I had successfully copied 53/53 but I have encountered issues with 3 of the last 5 that I have attempted.
The first issue I encountered was with A Christmas Carol where the message stated DVD Fab encountered read error etc etc and asked to restart with pathplayer enabled. I selected yes and it prompted that it would take several minutes to open disc. I gave it 40 mins and it still hadn’t opened so I cancelled. I then tried Shrink, DVD Decrypter, Riit4me and AnyDVD and they all encountered errors 14% into the process (same stage as FAB). After some research damaged discs were mentioned as a possibility (doom9 forum from other posts) and upon inspection of the disc it was very badly scratched. So I moved on.
However the very next dvd I backed up was The Grinch and that too presented the same problems errors etc but this time there was no obvious visual damage to the surface. I tried ISOpuzzle and left it run overnight but it is extremely slow so I cancelled that.
Then I successfuly copied another 2 before I encountered the same issues again with Joe Somebody. Again no apparent damage so I played this in my DVD player real time to see if there may be any reason for the read errors. 19 minutes into the film there is a 2 second “pause”/“jump” in the movie and that’s it. I enabled Pathplayer on this one also and left it run for 3 hours and it still hadn’t opened the disc.
So my questions/comments are this.
[li]Is DVD Fab that sensitive that it will have difficulty copying a disc that has minor damage.[/li][li]Is there a workaround to this or other settings.[/li][li]It’s also very weird that in all 3 cases the issues arose 14% into the process. I would imagine that if it was all damaged disc related the timing would be random?[/li][li]The discs that I have backed up so far have all been cloned 1:1 to an ISO and I have assumed that in the absence of error messages this means that the copy was successful and that when I eventually burn to disc no issues will arise?[/li][*]I am assuming my problems are not protection related as these are “old” movies. All dvds are R2.[/ol]Thanks in advance to all that can comment.