I'm hoping you didn't think parroting me would upset me because I don't want to disappoint you. But, however, you, IMO, didn't do your homework when you purchased AnyDVD. I'm really not trying to be an idiot and I won't get into a flame war. I'm not trying to be insulting. I'm simply trying to explain the realities.
AnyDVD and CloneDVD will always be the most compatible because of the relationship between Elby and Slysoft. Slysoft bought AnyDVD from Elby to begin with. AnyDVD is not a ripper. AnyDVD is a decrypter. Yes, the [older] FixVTS code was added into AnyDVD but it wasn't there originally. The fact that it got added in later makes the entire situation confusing. Using the ripper that is part of AnyDVD is always the last [worst] case scenario.
So, AnyDVD has issues with DVD Shrink [for example]. It's not like Slysoft can contact the author of DVD Shrink and have a conversation as to why. When older unsupported [abandoned] programs begin having issues is it AnyDVD's responsibility to fix the problem with another program? I believe the answer is no. It would be nice if Slysoft could resolve problems but we can't expect them to fix all problems in relation to other programs. Give them time and they may fix the problems with DVD Shrink but they aren't required to. I am in no way saying a program like DVD Shrink is bad. The fact is the program is great but you can't blame Slysoft that DVD Shrink hasn't been updated in God knows how long.
In short, reading pretty much anywhere when it comes to AnyDVD you will find that it is highly suggested that you also use CloneDVD and purchasing both at the same time actually allows you to save money because you get a discount. Does that mean you have to use both programs? No. But you will find that if there are issues between the two programs the chances are they will get fixed faster because... they have far more access to resolving the problems because of the relationship between Elby and Slysoft. They two programs are supposed to work together.
You are entitled to your opinions and free to express them. I, as well, am entitled to express my opinions. Mocking and insulting me got you nowhere in resolving anything Hopefully something I said made some sense to you but if you still believe I'm wrong... so be it.