I'm in Dallas, by the way. But what you're saying is that even though the files appear correct, they aren't, right? Now that is quite a fettle of kish.
And another by the way, I have known about other DVDs and those names came up about a year ago when I began to get the idea that the DVDs weren't permanent. But I just went 'round and 'round with programs, brand names, burner varieties and so on. I give up on the media.
I'm going to use two 1G USB (copied) detachable hard drives as backups, and make copies as I need to, or watch the show on the computer. I spent hundreds of hours making lables, going to the library and getting movies from all over the US to accumulate my collection. IMHO, DVDs are good for about a month, tops. And, of course, I now have doubts about CDs.
I have to say, though, I'm still not convinced that the trouble isn't ME! I mean, after all, I have done things before that weren't, well, exactly appropriate. I'm only working with two programs that overlap in function.
Are these .bup and .vob and so on, the same format set? Whycome I can't just copy them into a VIDEO_TS file folder, add an empty AUDIO_TS folder and be done with it? Do you think one of the segments could be corrupted? I could try again I guess. I have six copies of the movie in question. Shrink should be able to open it, but it can't. Hmmmm, perhaps I should read the error message Shrink coughs up?