//FutureProof: Hi thanks. What Region are we talkin' here?
//Geez you must be busy! You've posted this rubbish on all the forums i've visited!
--I am, and for all those out there i only posted on another forum called digital digest, so obviusly your the one who's not very busy as "all the forums i've visited! " equates to 2! hah
//Maybe you should ask me before posting things like this?!
--how would i know to ask you specifically?
//All you're going to end up with if you follow these intructions is a bad copy.
--all im saying is it wouldn't rip past 3mb of chapter 28 in Natural Born Killers, tried everything (even attempted to capture every frame (6000) and then compile into avi), but i changed to the settings mentioned and it didnt lockup nemore.
///Detect Mastering errors is NOTHING to do with what you're talking about at all. Do you even know what it does?!
-no i dont , i just changed it along with the others , so prob not neccessary.
///I dont recommend fast error skip at all. It will lead you to getting more errors than are actually there as it will fail at reading anything that isnt perfect when normally the drive would just retry a couple more times itself and read it ok.
--when your dealing with 1-10 frames/dodgy sectors i dont think it matters when in the long run you get the vob rather than not. but it actually didnt impact on the avi at all no probs!
///If you're getting read errors, either the disc is dirty, scratched or faulty.
--true, it was a hire disc with a fair bit of noise on the surface, but as i stated before ive had this happen before and the fact that using this method enabled the extraction of the vob compared with not and the subsequent ripping of one of my now favourite movies, im not the one complaining.
///So basically, if your drive cant read the disc, clean it, try it in another drive or have the disc replaced. Its as simple as that.
---not an option as is in a laptop and dont have access to another computer/drive. was considering using an internet cafe but they dont have dvd drives here.