actually this happens when Dvd decrypter is trying to "read" the dvd and rip the files into the video_ts folder. Also dvd shrink can not finish it's initial analysis and it gives me the below error.
DVD Shrink Error
I've been told to rip the whole dvd on to my HD and then have Shrink open the video_ts folder and re-author from there if I have protection problems. But like you said I don't thin this is a protection problem. It's not a write probelm either because I never get that far with either app.
EDIT: "The Order" has the WS version on one side and the FS version on the other side of the dvd. I was able to use the FS side and make an iso out of it. So I guess the WS side is indeed damaged/ unreadable etc...
thanks for the help guys.