no, i left everything default on the anydvd beta,
my drive is the nec 3500ag, using liggy and dees latest firmware which removed my region lock from the drive itself. it would only rip @ 3x whereas normally it goes as high as 7x.
i just installed anydvd beta, rebooted
inserted little black book, waited about 10 seconds
then started up dvdshrink like normal, and it was able to analyse it all the way thru.
w/o anydvd before hand, it would lock up hard @ 1% requiring task manager to end task on dvdshrink.