Hi again! I’m back at my computer, trying to pick up where I left off backing up my DVD (and VHS) collection, after being sidelined by my old computer crashing, a back injury and disabling medication adjustments. I’ve now got a “new” (i.e. second-hand, but “new to me”) computer, my back is healing and I’m adjusting to life without the meds that had been keeping me going for quite some time.
Since I’m on a very small fixed income, I seldom am able to afford to buy brand new DVDs, so I’ve built my collection from used DVDs that I find at yard sales, bargain bins at the supermarket & video stores, thrift stores, second hand book stores, etc.
Now that I know how to back up my DVDs, the first thing I do when I get a new DVD (after playing it once to make sure it plays OK), is to back it up.
Well, I just got a “new” DVD and played it last night, and it plays fine. The playing surface does have obvious signs of wear: a smattering of lots of light, fine scratch marks, but it still played without a hitch in my old hand-me-down JVC DVD player.
But, this morning, when I tried to make a back-up copy with DVD Shrink 3.2, the program locked up after I clicked the Open Disk command and I had to manually kill the program because it had become unresponsive.
Any ideas what could cause this behavior? I’ve backed up quite a few DVDs using DVD Shrink coupled with Nero and don’t think this has ever happened with any of my other DVDs, many of which are far more scratched than this one is.