OK, I broke down and bought AnyDVD in order to be able to back up the new Sony discs. I have both Capote and The Squid and the Whale. Both these movies produce the same trouble.
I rip using the AnyDVD "rip to HD". Even with AnyDVD running, Decryptor and Shrink will not touch these discs. Once ripped, I use Shrink to re-author, saving only the main movie, and burn using Nero.
With both these movies, regardless of media used or anything else, my JVC player will freeze right after loading the disc. It gets to about 7 seconds and freezes. I can hit the chapter skip and it will advance, but if I use the chapter back to the beginning, the player completely locks up and must be unplugged. The only way to play these ripped movies is to skip chapter, then reverse play back to the 1st part of the film, without going all the way back to the bad spot.
It seems that the copy protection is not quite being removed, either bad sectors or bad navigation.
On the PC, all drives will play the discs fine using PowerDVD.
Does AnyDVD need an update to deal with this?