Actually this has happened several times over the past year or so, always associated with a new version of a particular protection, either Arccos or Ripguard. Essentially there’s SOMETHING about the structure that DVD Shrink can’t handle, even after AnyDVD is done with removing the protection. Note that there are a few cases in which this happens that are NOT related to Arccos or Puppetlock or anything, so it’s clearly a glitch in DVD Shrink. Other programs such as VOB Blanker, CloneDVD, or even the ancient and horrid DVD X Copy seem to have no problem with these structures.
But DVD Shrink has, as noted… not been updated in FOREVER.
Recode, otoh, SHOULD be fixed by Nero but they’ve shown nothing but apathy towards that product. I maintain that the addition of Recode to the Nero suite was nothing more than a “checkbox” item.
Actually the issue is that there’s only ONE PERSON working on Recode… the guy who wrote DVD Shrink. Clearly he just hasn’t gotten around to fixing this particular egregious bug yet.
Slysoft should absolutely NOT be fixing bugs by doing doing workarounds in AnyDVD, but, the reason they do so is very simple…to reduce their support calls. I don’t blame them. They have a history of “fixing” things for other products. Such generosity is rare in the industry and should be commended.
Yup. Well, it’s partly altruistic… and partly as you said to reduce their call volume!
That being said, I would also have to recommend CloneDVD as it simply works. Why mess around with a product that’s not supported in any way and requires work arounds just to get it to function correctly? Seems counter intuitive to me…
Well, actually, many of us aren’t all that enamoured of CloneDVD. It lacks a lot of flexibility (by design) that DVD Shrink includes. True, one can get that flexibility back by running other apps… but…