Dvd region gets messed up after backup

I’m using the newest version of SmartRipper to copy a dual layer dvd to hard disk. After it copies the disk, I try to play it from hard drive using WinDVD and it tells me that the DVD region is incompatible with the drive. I’ve bought the DVD in the U.S. and the original DVD plays just fine in the same drive.
what can I be doing wrong ? I even chose the option to remove the DVD region when I was copying the DVD using SmartRipper

any ideas?

does the disc have RCE protection (which is not the same as normal region protection)? and if it does, did you remove it?

hmm I have no idea haha, newbie here :slight_smile:
anyways I was using smartRipper, and now I used AnyDVD… anyDVD worked fine, it doesnt give me that error anymore and plays fine.
I guess it is the RCE protection you’re talking about. Can you tell me what that is exactly?

you can read more about it here: http://www.dvdtalk.com/rce.html