I got AnyDVD to backup movies that DVD Shrink couldn't because of the encryption. So far, I've tried to backup 2, and they both didn't work. What I am doing is using AnyDVD to remove the encrption, DVD Shrink to make it fit, and Nero to burn.
When I put the resulting DVD into a DVD player, I get the error "Playback prohibited". I've also tried playing them back as DVDs in Window Media Player, VLC, and Dell Media Direct, all with no success - however, in VLC, if I choose Open Disc - play DVD, rather than DVD (menus), which is the defult, it plays - I think it is just reading the .vob files.
If I try to open the copied DVD in AnyDVD, I get the error: Failed to read DVD! This could have several reasons (paraphrasing the error msg): 1. dirty 2. damaged 3. locked RPC2 drive 4. Region-free RPC2 drive.
I don't think there's a problem with my drive, as I have had no problems ripping & burning DVDs with DVD Shrink with exactly the same PC & drive.