Gantz Vol 5, Region 4 - Problem

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#1

Howdy,

Im having a problem with GANTZ Region4, Disk 5, VTS_02_5.VOB.

Im on my second physical copy of it and cannot get past a particular spot without errors (see log below). My drives (liteon dvd-rom and pioneer dvr-106) both come up with read errors trying to copy that file, from that position.

Tried Anydvd 5.9.4.1, Dvd decrypter, dvd fab decrypter 2.9.7.2, pcgedit with PSL plugins (reports no bad sector protection found), voblanker, anydvd ripper, fixvts - all error on the same file…

My standalone player (pioneer 676a) also skips about 10 seconds on the same spot.

Discs are clean - no phsycally obivious (by eye) defects/marks.

Im strongly suspecting a mastering/phsyical error (pretty damn severe too) on this title - is anyone able to verify or suggest any alternative way to backup this title?

Heres my Anydvd log:
Summary for drive F: (AnyDVD 5.9.4.1)
Drive (Hardware) Region: free

Media is a Data DVD.
Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
Size of first Layer: 2065232 sectors (4033 MBytes)
Total size: 3136752 sectors (6126 MBytes)

Video DVD (or CD) label: Gantz v5
Media is CSS protected!
Video Standard: PAL
Media is locked to region(s): 4!

RCE protection not found.
DVD structure appears to be correct.
Structural copy protection not found.
Autorun not found on Video DVD.
Bad sector protection not found.
Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 4!

And my DVD Decrypter log - I copied the other files (excluding the probem one first) then did the problem file last:
I 20:54:31 DVD Decrypter Version 3.5.4.0 started!
I 20:54:31 Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (5.0, Build 2195 : Service Pack 3)
I 20:54:31 Initialising ElbyCDIO…
I 20:54:31 ELBYCDIO.DLL - Elaborate Bytes CDRTools - ElbyCDIO DLL - Version 5.1.1.2
I 20:54:31 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 20:54:31 Found 1 CD-ROM, 2 DVD-ROMs and 1 DVD±RW!
W 20:54:32 Possible Structure Protection Found!
W 20:54:32 1 area has been marked as ‘suspect’.
W 20:54:32 Dummy sectors will be inserted where necessary.
I 20:54:34 Operation Started!
I 20:54:34 Source Device: [1:0:0] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-106D 1.07 (F:) (ATA)
I 20:54:34 Source Media Type: DVD-ROM
I 20:54:34 Source Media Region Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
I 20:54:34 Source Media Copyright Protection System Type: None
I 20:54:34 Source Media Implementation Identifier: DVDAfterEdit
I 20:54:34 Destination Folder: D:\Gantz v5\VIDEO_TS
I 20:54:34 File Splitting: By File
I 20:54:34 Remove Structure Protection: Yes
I 20:54:34 Bad Sector Removal Method: Normal
I 20:54:34 Detect Mastering Errors: No
I 20:54:35 Multi Angle Processing: No
I 20:54:35 Remove Macrovision Protection: Yes
I 20:54:35 Stream Processing: No
I 20:54:35 Copying VIDEO_TS.IFO… (LBA: 334 - 345) - KEY: N/A
I 20:54:35 Copying VIDEO_TS.VOB… (LBA: 346 - 422) - KEY: N/A
I 20:54:35 Copying VIDEO_TS.BUP… (LBA: 423 - 434) - KEY: N/A
I 20:54:35 Copying VTS_01_0.IFO… (LBA: 435 - 447) - KEY: N/A
I 20:54:35 Copying VTS_01_0.VOB… (LBA: 448 - 49887) - KEY: N/A
I 20:54:56 Copying VTS_01_1.VOB… (LBA: 49888 - 54369) - KEY: N/A
I 20:54:58 Copying VTS_01_0.BUP… (LBA: 54370 - 54382) - KEY: N/A
I 20:54:58 Copying VTS_02_0.IFO… (LBA: 54383 - 54416) - KEY: N/A
I 20:54:58 Copying VTS_02_0.VOB… (LBA: 54417 - 54493) - KEY: N/A
I 20:54:58 Copying VTS_02_1.VOB… (LBA: 54494 - 578695) - KEY: N/A
I 20:58:11 Copying VTS_02_2.VOB… (LBA: 578696 - 1102897) - KEY: N/A
I 21:00:25 Copying VTS_02_3.VOB… (LBA: 1102898 - 1627099) - KEY: N/A
I 21:02:17 Copying VTS_02_4.VOB… (LBA: 1627100 - 2151301) - KEY: N/A
I 21:03:55 Copying VTS_02_6.VOB… (LBA: 2675504 - 2809085) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:23 Copying VTS_02_0.BUP… (LBA: 2809086 - 2809119) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:23 Copying VTS_03_0.IFO… (LBA: 2809120 - 2809128) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:23 Copying VTS_03_0.VOB… (LBA: 2809129 - 2809205) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:23 Copying VTS_03_1.VOB… (LBA: 2809206 - 2842259) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:31 Copying VTS_03_0.BUP… (LBA: 2842260 - 2842268) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:31 Copying VTS_04_0.IFO… (LBA: 2842269 - 2842277) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:31 Copying VTS_04_0.VOB… (LBA: 2842278 - 2842354) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:31 Copying VTS_04_1.VOB… (LBA: 2842355 - 2868898) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:36 Copying VTS_04_0.BUP… (LBA: 2868899 - 2868907) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:36 Copying VTS_05_0.IFO… (LBA: 2868908 - 2868916) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:36 Copying VTS_05_0.VOB… (LBA: 2868917 - 2868993) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:36 Copying VTS_05_1.VOB… (LBA: 2868994 - 2920070) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:48 Copying VTS_05_0.BUP… (LBA: 2920071 - 2920079) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:48 Copying VTS_06_0.IFO… (LBA: 2920080 - 2920088) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:48 Copying VTS_06_0.VOB… (LBA: 2920089 - 2920165) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:48 Copying VTS_06_1.VOB… (LBA: 2920166 - 2930709) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:50 Copying VTS_06_0.BUP… (LBA: 2930710 - 2930718) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:50 Copying VTS_07_0.IFO… (LBA: 2930719 - 2930727) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:50 Copying VTS_07_0.VOB… (LBA: 2930728 - 2930804) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:50 Copying VTS_07_1.VOB… (LBA: 2930805 - 2970144) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:59 Copying VTS_07_0.BUP… (LBA: 2970145 - 2970153) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:59 Copying VTS_08_0.IFO… (LBA: 2970154 - 2970162) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:59 Copying VTS_08_0.VOB… (LBA: 2970163 - 2970239) - KEY: N/A
I 21:04:59 Copying VTS_08_1.VOB… (LBA: 2970240 - 2988805) - KEY: N/A
I 21:05:03 Copying VTS_08_0.BUP… (LBA: 2988806 - 2988814) - KEY: N/A
I 21:05:03 Copying VTS_09_0.IFO… (LBA: 2988815 - 2988823) - KEY: N/A
I 21:05:04 Copying VTS_09_0.VOB… (LBA: 2988824 - 2988900) - KEY: N/A
I 21:05:04 Copying VTS_09_1.VOB… (LBA: 2988901 - 3030062) - KEY: N/A
I 21:05:13 Copying VTS_09_0.BUP… (LBA: 3030063 - 3030071) - KEY: N/A
I 21:05:13 Copying VTS_10_0.IFO… (LBA: 3030072 - 3030080) - KEY: N/A
I 21:05:13 Copying VTS_10_0.VOB… (LBA: 3030081 - 3030157) - KEY: N/A
I 21:05:13 Copying VTS_10_1.VOB… (LBA: 3030158 - 3136649) - KEY: N/A
I 21:05:38 Copying VTS_10_0.BUP… (LBA: 3136650 - 3136658) - KEY: N/A
I 21:05:38 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:11:03
I 21:05:38 Average Read Rate: 7,879 KB/s (5.7x) - Maximum Read Rate: 11,460 KB/s (8.3x)
I 21:05:44 Operation Started!
I 21:05:44 Source Device: [1:0:0] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-106D 1.07 (F:) (ATA)
I 21:05:44 Source Media Type: DVD-ROM
I 21:05:44 Source Media Region Code: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
I 21:05:44 Source Media Copyright Protection System Type: None
I 21:05:44 Source Media Implementation Identifier: DVDAfterEdit
I 21:05:44 Destination Folder: D:\Gantz v5\VIDEO_TS
I 21:05:44 File Splitting: By File
I 21:05:44 Remove Structure Protection: Yes
I 21:05:44 Bad Sector Removal Method: Normal
I 21:05:44 Detect Mastering Errors: No
I 21:05:44 Multi Angle Processing: No
I 21:05:44 Remove Macrovision Protection: Yes
I 21:05:44 Stream Processing: No
I 21:05:44 Copying VTS_02_5.VOB… (LBA: 2151302 - 2675503) - KEY: N/A
W 21:07:20 Failed to read Sector 2510048 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:07:37 Failed to read Sector 2510049 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:07:53 Failed to read Sector 2510050 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:08:09 Failed to read Sector 2510051 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:08:25 Failed to read Sector 2510052 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:08:42 Failed to read Sector 2510053 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:08:57 Failed to read Sector 2510054 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:09:13 Failed to read Sector 2510055 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:09:31 Failed to read Sector 2510056 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:09:47 Failed to read Sector 2510057 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:10:02 Failed to read Sector 2510058 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:10:19 Failed to read Sector 2510059 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:10:34 Failed to read Sector 2510060 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:10:50 Failed to read Sector 2510061 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:11:07 Failed to read Sector 2510062 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:11:22 Failed to read Sector 2510063 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:11:39 Failed to read Sector 2510064 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:11:55 Failed to read Sector 2510065 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:12:11 Failed to read Sector 2510066 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:12:27 Failed to read Sector 2510067 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:12:43 Failed to read Sector 2510068 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:12:58 Failed to read Sector 2510069 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:13:14 Failed to read Sector 2510070 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:13:30 Failed to read Sector 2510071 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:13:49 Failed to read Sector 2510072 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:14:05 Failed to read Sector 2510073 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:14:20 Failed to read Sector 2510074 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:14:41 Failed to read Sector 2510075 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:14:57 Failed to read Sector 2510076 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:15:13 Failed to read Sector 2510077 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:15:31 Failed to read Sector 2510078 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 21:15:49 Failed to read Sector 2510079 - L-EC Uncorrectable Error

The last line error repeats. I had anydvd running whilst using dvddecrypter - however turning off structure protection etc (configuring to run with anydvd) yields the same results.

Cheers,
Bitey


#2

Don’t use decrypter to rip (and I would uninstall dvd fab decrypt; I consider that program to be completely useless, especially if you own anydvd). Right click the fox on your toolbar. Select “rip video-dvd to harddisk”.


#3

Webslinger,

Like I mentioned, anydvd ripper fails on the same file…

Cheers,
Bitey


#4

Sorry, I missed that; I skimmed your post too fast. :o If your pioneer 676a is failing with the original, it’s probably, as you say, a mastering error (especially since both your standalone player and your optical drives are having problems reading this disc); and unfortunately, there’s not much you can do other than try to get a replacement that works properly (you mentioned this is your second copy; I guess they produced a bad batch of discs; it happens . . .).

Does the original disc playback alright in your computer? If not (given the original doesn’t work in your pioneer 676a either), this disc is bad.


#5

I would get the 21 day free trial of Elby’s CloneDVD2 and try this movie. It is better at structural manufacturing “defects” purposely mastered into the DVD original as a protection scheme. They play fine on your player but the technique messes up many backup softwares.
http://www.slysoft.com/en/download.html

Whisperer


#6

Given the OP stated “My standalone player (pioneer 676a) also skips about 10 seconds on the same spot”, I presume with the original disc–and given the OP has already used Anydvd ripper unsuccessfully, I suggest Clonedvd2 will not help at all in this case. If standalone dvd players can’t play back the original disc properly, something is wrong with it.


#7

Webslinger,
Clone is just better than most at puposeful mastering errors. Althought the latest is Version 2.8.9.2, two updates ago addressed what might be Mr Bitey’s issue. … “might”.

Version 2.8.8.1: 2006 02 01

  • New: Better handling of some badly mastered DVD titles.

It’s not just up to AnyDVD.

Best regards,
Whisperer


#8

My point is this defect wasn’t created on purpose since it appears that standalone dvd players are unable to play the original disc without skipping. I suppose Clonedvd2 is worth a shot with Anydvd running in the background (since Clonedvd2 now allows up to 20 read re-retries for scratched discs), but I wouldn’t hold my breath (and even if a rip were created from this faulty disc, I wouldn’t trust that the rip would be good as one produced from a perfectly working original disc). As I stated before, there’s not much you can do other than try to get a replacement that works properly.


#9

Ya, Ok … I missed this in re-reading the OP.

My standalone player (pioneer 676a) also skips about 10 seconds on the same spot.

Mr Bitey,

Discs are clean - no phsycally obivious (by eye) defects/marks.
Using a flourescent desk lamp light, rather than tungston lamps or daylight, shows up flaws in the data layer better. You should be able to get your money back from the retail store.

Whisperer


#10

if the standalone skips that part on playback then you’re screwed. you can’t back something up that doesn’t play correctly.

since it’s unlikely that the same store will have a different (maybe unaffected) batch of discs…not to mention that they’re probably sick of exchanging discs for you, I’d see if you can get anywhere with the company.

maybe at least calling and bitching will make you feel better about it haha.


#11

Thanks for the responses guys… Ive been running dvd decrypter overnight on it with retries set to 0 and ignore read errors - its upto about 3000 read errors and has only got about 6 meg furhter (sigh). Think i’ll just take it back and import an Region 1 version rather than wasting time trying to get a ‘good’ copy locally.

Whisperer1, thanks for the advice re:clonedvd2 - i’ll grab the trial version a bit later and see if it can work some magic (or at least skip over the bad area quicker - dvd decrypter is reading in 2Kb chunks)…

Cheers and thanks for your help.

Cheers,
Bitey


#12

Update:
After about 12 hours and over 3300 read errors, I seem to have a good copy. The problem area appears to be right on the transition between a scene and im not seeing any actual missing footage when played back on my PC.

I put the disc back in my standalone player and the problem is at 81:28, the player skips to 81:38 and seems to just cut the starting second (or two) off the new scene - my PC copy appears to have the scene. I havent played it back on my home theater yet so I cant see if the dolby-digital stream is broken in the problem area.

This all seems a bit suss to me…

Slysoft: Worth you guys checking the IFO’s ? - although one would think the IFO’s would avoid the bad sectors and not exhibit the problem on a standalone - I think i’ll try another standalone and see.

Ive kept the log if thats of any use to anyone (might be worth making a PSL list up if anyone else has issues with this disc).

Cheers,
Bitey


#13

While I do not respresent Slysoft, the logical response is if the original cannot be played back on a standalone player without skipping, the answer is no (there’s no reason to be sending IFOs if the original disc is damaged in some manner). The evidence points to the strong likelyhood that your original disc is faulty, which is why you are getting read errors. This is confirmed by the skipping in your standalone player in conjunction with the crazy amount of time it took for your drive to finally rip the disc. It’s possible your copy is good (and if so, it’s better than your original disc), but if I were you I would be still be trying to obtain a good original. Good luck


#14

Webslinger,

Im strongly agreeing, however some of the sony accros discs dont play properly in some standalones either… Oh well… back it goes - not worth wasting anymore time over :slight_smile:

Cheers,
Bitey


#15

If so, that’s an anomaly (at least, the playback issue is not intentional) and still doesn’t represent a problem on Anydvd’s end. Moreover, given that you were able to eventually rip the disc, this suggests Anydvd worked (provided it was running in the background while you were ripping the disc), despite the original disc being damaged.