Hmm! It seems that some people have succeeded with DVD Decrypter 126.96.36.199 and others haven’t on this movie, The Grudge. I used DVD Decrypter both on normal and aggressive settings with both file and iso modes with no luck. The people who have succeeded with DVD Decrypter may have a copy of the movie that is different than those who haven’t succeeded. Maybe there are variations in the strength of the Sony Arccos protection schemes on this movie. I and many others who haven’t succeeded with DVD Decrypter 188.8.131.52 may have a stronger or more difficult version of this protection scheme. Hmm! Interesting!.
Anyhow. I succeeded with the AnyDVD 184.108.40.206, VobBlanker 220.127.116.11, and DVD Shrink 18.104.22.168 way instead. All settings were on default for both AnyDVD and VobBlanker. However, I used the Deep Analysis and enabled Optional Enhancements (Max Sharpness) for DVD Shrink. It took longer about 1hr 39 minutes for the whole process to finish. But, the result was nice. I’m happy with it.
So for those who can’t seem to get this movie to copy using the DVD Decrypter route, try my route instead.
PS: There is nothing wrong with my setup for those that will try to argue that I may not know how to use DVD Decrypter and such! All my hardwares and softwares are updated. Firmwares on my DVD-RWs are all current and functional. UDMA, master, slave, primary, secondary, etc… have been thoroughly checked. Any other technicalities not mentioned for the sake of time have also been checked. Therefore, the reason that I have not succeeded with DVD Decrypter 22.214.171.124 must have something to do with the copy of the movie in my possession. It must have a stronger or slightly different variant of the Sony Arcoos protection scheme on it.