Hi, I have a similar problem with a DVD that is really driving me mad…
First of all let me point out that I successfully copied about 20-30 DVD before having this problem, and I am still able to do it if I use a different DVD, so my system should be “not broken”…
The DVD is “Charlie Chaplin - Luci della citta’ / Un Re a New York” (it is of course an italian DVD, Elleu Multimedia - LUD 01118).
It is a DVD-9, NOT CSS-protected.
I am NOT (yet) an user of AnyDVD: I use DVDDecrypter for ripping to the HD and CloneDVD (and sometimes nero at the final stage) to shrink and burn the DVD as a 4.7 Gb DVD-R.
Some time ago I encountered the same problem with another Chaplin’s title, but I resolved it performing the read with the DVD-recorder instead of the DVD-ROM. My DVD-recorder is a Sony DRU-510a with firmware 1.0c. I was using as a reader a DVD-ROM Plextor PX-116A, firmware 1.00 (of course!).
When I encountered again the error with this last DVD, I switched back to the Sony DVD-writer, but the error happened again. I have bought a new DVD-ROM reader, a Toshiba M1712. Same error. On the Toshiba I tried the original firmware and also the RPC-1 firmware made by Hijacker…
By the way, the error I get is
Invalid Block Start Code
PS 10 VOBU 3 37 VOBU 4 327632 164 TCE
I tried the following:
- ripping the DVD with DVDDecrypter (initially I thought that the DVD was CSS-protected) in File Mode (all files ripped of course) and then CloneDVD. Nope.
- CloneDVD directly on the DVD. Nope.
- ripping the DVD with DVDDecrypter in ISO mode, mounting the image with Daemon-Tools and with Alcohol 120%, then CloneDVD on the virtual drive. Nope.
About system software: Windows 2000 professional service pack 4.
I am going to try some tests under Windows 98 since I have a dual-boot PC… will it be worth the effort?
By the way, I obtain an error also using DVDShrink. So maybe the problem is really in the DVD (or in my hardware, software… ?) And also, in all cases the ripped image (either the individual files or the ISO image mounted on a virtual DVD-ROM drive) works perfectly with PowerDVD…
Thanks a lot fon any hint… anyway I learned a lot of useful things reading this thread!
P.S Sorry for my bad english and for the long post!