Hi there, this is my first post on cdfreaks but I have visited the site hundreds of times and found it very helpful. I have looked for ages tonight through other posts and forums to see if I can find an answer to this but with no luck, although if anyone can point me to previous threads that would be great.
We were recently given several DVDs which came from Bali (not sure if that is important or not). As is my normal routine I went to make a back-up copy of each (as my toddler has wrecked so many originals accidentally) and found that they are either not recognised at all by the dvd drive or if they are, they giving an error message like; “RipIt4Me has detected that some of the cells that couldn’t be ripped do not seem to be protected. This might mean that your DVD is dirty or scratched.RipIt4Me has detected that some of the cells that couldn’t be ripped do not seem to be protected. This might mean that your DVD is dirty or scratched.” There are no apparent scratches, they are not dirty, and there are 12 different movies that it is doing this with.
I am using RipIt4Me in conjunction with DVD Shrink and DVD Decrypter (as usual), but I am just stumped!
The DVDs play just fine on my dvd player by the way.
The only thing I can see that is different about them is that on the burned side in the centre ring there is a scratched/smudged patch about 1cm long and 1/2 cm wide, it almost looks as if the material has been corroded (like when you get acetone on plastic sometimes).
If anyone has any ideas they would be greatly appreciated! I haven’t gone into any more detail about my computer, burner and software because I suspect that might be irrelevant, but I would be happy to provide if helpful.