Newbie with decrypter and bad sector questions

Yes, I am very green to this DVD copying process. I began trying to copy educational videos to provide extra and backup copies for all of our instructors and have run into a couple of glitches. I had been using 1ClickDVD with dvd43 as the decrypter. All went well for 9 of the 12 DVDs I attempted to copy. With the final 3 I kept getting slow burns, bad sectors, etc. One of the source discs was right out of the package-never been viewed and all were done by the same company within a two month time. I was using the same Verbatum blanks for all burning. It was suggested I try AnyDVD as the encrypter instead of dvd43. I removed dvd43 and downloaded AnyDVD. The disc did copy and burn, BUT apparently the errors that surfaced with dvd43 were correct as the burned disc had several places where the disc froze and/or skipped when viewing. Then I read somewhere about checking out the AnyDVD ripper from the website. Again a lot of what people on this forum write is Greek to me, but I cannot find the ripper on the website – and do not see that it is included in the description of any of the products.

So I guess my questions are – is the AnyDVD ripper a stand alone program to purchase or download, and might it help my problem?

Is there a way or a product that could help “fix” the bad areas of the source disc since it plays perfectly?

I only started this to save my volunteer group money on all of these educational materials and now I am spending every non-working moment for the past two weeks trying to finish it up and am becoming quite frustrated. I know my ignorance is part of the problem, but I don’t intend to continue doing this and didn’t want to spend tooooo much time on it.

Thanks for any advice anyone can offer

Try RipIt4me from what i’ve read it may help you.

I could get to like this! I was trying to back up a heavily scratched kids disc but AnyDVD and DVD Decryptor kept stopping at one sector. This proggie skipped the bad sector and let the rip continue by padding out the bad sector. I was then able to clean the files with FixVts and then shrink them with DVD Shrink. Can’t get better than that…

First , Let’s start with the versions you are using .

The Current Version of 1Click is v.4.2.9.13
The Current Version of AnyDVD is v.6.0.3.1

Are you “Up to Date” on both ?

Also if you would , Post the burn session(s) of the Back-Up(s) in question
Open 1Click >> F7
Let’s take a look at your burns .

The AnyDVD"RIPPER" is located within the AnyDVD program .
Right Click on the AnyDVD"Fox" in your Task Bar
Select = “Rip Video-DVD to Hard Disk …”

:slight_smile:

It comes with AnyDVD.
Right click on the Fox icon in the tool tray and select ‘Rip Video-DVD to Harddisk’.

What I have pasted here is the log from the burn using 1ClickDVD and AnyDVD that resulted in a complete burn with errors on the burned disc, but it appeared to be a successful burn from just watching the progress on the screen. I replayed the source disc after seeing the stops and skips in the burned disc, and the source disc is fine. The version of 1Click was downloaded two weeks ago and the AnyDVD yesterday. Hope this info helps.

7/21/2006 8:35:58 AM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
7/21/2006 7:58:28 AM info Write completed
7/21/2006 7:58:28 AM info Average speed x2.34 Reference x1 = 1385.00 kbps
7/21/2006 7:58:28 AM info Total burning time 00:18:13.328
7/21/2006 7:40:26 AM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 93
7/21/2006 7:40:13 AM info Start Write Buffer
7/21/2006 7:40:13 AM info Start writing…
7/21/2006 7:40:13 AM info Buffer under-run proof enabled
7/21/2006 7:40:13 AM info Writing speed requested x2.4, effective x2.0
7/21/2006 7:40:12 AM info Writing session #1 and closing disc.
7/21/2006 7:40:12 AM info Open Image file "C:\Documents and Settings\Becky\Application Data\CopyToDvd\COPYTODVD_07212006_074012_703.cache"
7/21/2006 7:40:12 AM info Required sector size : 1756528
7/21/2006 7:40:12 AM info Available sector size : 2295104
7/21/2006 7:40:12 AM info Available write speed: x2.4
7/21/2006 7:40:12 AM info VTS_02_0.IFO/BUP reallocated to keep DVD VIDEO structure compatibility
7/21/2006 7:40:12 AM info Blank or incomplete DVD
7/21/2006 7:40:12 AM info Detected media $001B : DVD+R
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info Finished browsing files - Data size 3.35 Gb.
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info File scan complete: 19 files, 3 directories
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info Start Browsing file structures
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info IDE Controler manufacturer : Intel
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info IDE Controler Description : Intel® 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info Location : PCI bus 0, device 31, function 1
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info Support Media : DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info Writing device used : 1:0:0 - _NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A 10GE [D] (Ide)
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.35, Internal revision 35 - Async. Access mode
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info Using DVD Video creation mode.
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info ParamStr 5 = "/1C=4.2.9.13-D41D"
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info ParamStr 4 = "/volumename=HSFA2"
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info ParamStr 3 = "/dvdvideo=C:\Documents and Settings\Becky\Application Data\1ClickDVDCopy\1ClickDvdCopy"
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info ParamStr 1 = "/writedevice=D"
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info ParamStr 0 = "C:\PROGRA~1\LGSOFT~1\1CLICK~1.2\CopyToCd.exe"
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info Version 3.1.1.135
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info ExeName : "C:\PROGRA~1\LGSOFT~1\1CLICK~1.2\CopyToCd.exe"
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info 32 bits native system
7/21/2006 7:40:08 AM info ******

It seems one file is being reallocated for some reason. That may be the problem. What i would do is try Dvd decrypter and copy the dvd to your Hd in .iso mode. You can then use decrypter to burn the iso. The reason you want to try it this way is you want to avoid that file being reallocated for whatever reason it’s happening. Copying and burning in .iso mode should hopefully get you a perfect copy.

If I want to try to use the DVD decrypter should I remove AnyDVD before downloading it, like I removed dvd43 before loading AnyDVD?

Then after loading DVD decrypter will it automatically “copy in .iso mode” or is there something I will have to do in the program to have it copy in this manner?

the last I read about DVD decryper from NIcky’s pages is that it is no longer updated and the download is quite old by decrypting standards. dvdfab decrypter is still continually updated

as for removing anydvd…you can dissable anydvd from your system tray, and that should be fine, anydvd works from system 32, on a driver premise, if you have a system ASPI…“adaptec” installed, there may be shared dll conflics ??

It hasn’t been updated in a while, but it still works brilliantly with 99% of DVDs out there, with select Sony titles being some of the only exceptions. Instructional DVDs will certainly be fine.

Correct tehGrue

There is nothing wrong with DvD Decrypter, works just fine.

:cool: :cool:

Yes ,
Everything seems in order , except for your Media .
( and the reallocation is curious )

Your Burner isn’t reporting the "Media ID Code’ , So I can’t comment on your choice of media
… but your burner will burn @ 4x
… yet it only recognises this media available @2.4x ( ? )
What ‘Brand’ media are you using ? and at what speed is it rated ?

I would really take a look at your media , It can make all the difference .

Would you also post the corresponding >> F8 Log session ? ( match date/time )
Let me read your settings for the ‘rip’ .

:slight_smile:

The media is Verbatim DVD+R, 16X, 4.7, 120.

7/21/2006 8:55:42 AM info Burning engine : COPYTODVD
7/21/2006 8:55:42 AM info Update Notification : TRUE
7/21/2006 8:55:42 AM info CPRx error correction enabled : TRUE
7/21/2006 8:55:42 AM info PCSETUP :
7/21/2006 8:55:42 AM info BOUDUCON : 1.6.2.132
7/21/2006 8:55:42 AM info VSO_HWE : 2.0.20.268
7/21/2006 8:55:42 AM info DVD2DVD : 5.2.0.13
7/21/2006 8:55:41 AM info AnyDVD : 6.0.3.1
7/21/2006 8:55:41 AM info AnyDVD process detected
7/21/2006 8:55:41 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/21/2006 8:55:41 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/21/2006 8:55:41 AM info Version 4.2.9.13
7/21/2006 8:55:41 AM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\LG Software Innovations\1Click DVD Copy 4.2\1ClickDvdCopy.exe"
7/21/2006 8:55:41 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/21/2006 8:55:42 AM info Burning engine : COPYTODVD
7/21/2006 8:55:42 AM info Update Notification : TRUE
7/21/2006 8:55:42 AM info CPRx error correction enabled : TRUE
7/21/2006 8:55:42 AM info PCSETUP :
7/21/2006 8:55:42 AM info BOUDUCON : 1.6.2.132
7/21/2006 8:55:42 AM info VSO_HWE : 2.0.20.268
7/21/2006 8:55:42 AM info DVD2DVD : 5.2.0.13
7/21/2006 8:55:41 AM info AnyDVD : 6.0.3.1
7/21/2006 8:55:41 AM info AnyDVD process detected
7/21/2006 8:55:41 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/21/2006 8:55:41 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/21/2006 8:55:41 AM info Version 4.2.9.13
7/21/2006 8:55:41 AM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\LG Software Innovations\1Click DVD Copy 4.2\1ClickDvdCopy.exe"
7/21/2006 8:55:41 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/21/2006 8:36:01 AM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
7/21/2006 7:40:07 AM info Burning started
7/21/2006 7:40:07 AM info Preparing to burn

This may help you with the ‘reallocation’ ; then again it may not …
Open 1Click >> F3 = CPRx ON/OFF
Disable CPRx

What Options had you selected for 1Click ?
“Menus” ? “Extras” ? “Subtitles” ? " All Languages" ?

Are you using the AnyDVD Feature to “Remove Adverts” ?
If so , Which setting ?
“Jump to Menu” ? or “Jump to Movie” ?


OK , Your Media :
Verbatim DVD+R, 16X, 4.7, 120.
This is indisputably , some of the best media you could use .
Having said that .
… BUT , NOT necessarily for YOUR burner .

The only thing worse than burning media TOO fast ;
IS burning it TOO slow .

Your Burner’s MAX speed is @4x .
Your using 16x media .
This Verbatim 16x Media that you’re using is best @ 16X , 12x or maybe @ 8x
… not @ 4x ; and definitely not @ 2.4x

I would get some 8x Verbatim or TYs and burn @ 4x
You should receive MUCH better Results .

If I were you ,
I would be thinking , in the back of your mind ,
… about getting a ‘new’ burner .
Right now ,
You’re enslaved to the restrictions of an ‘old/out-dated’ burner
It doesn’t have the Firmware Support for the Media your using .

Here’s what I mean :

Here are your -
NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A 's SPECs
[B]16xCDR CLV
10xCDRW CLV
4xDVD+R CLV
2.4xDVD+RW CLV[/B]

Just as an Example -
Here’s a new BenQ 1650


It’s SPECs would be :
[B]48xCDR CAV
32xCDRW PCAV
16xDVD-R CAV
6xDVD-RW CLV
4xDVD-RDL CLV
16xDVD+R CAV
8xDVD+RW ZCLV
8xDVD+RDL PCAV [/B]

With a New Burner , a ‘world of possibilities’ opens up .
You might … actually burn that excellent Media @ 16x

I would think about it , honestly …for under $40.00 bucks ???

Compare All your Options :

:slight_smile:

No, you can leave it installed. Having AnyDvd running while using dvd decrypter will only help with troublesome dvds. You have to choose iso mode, when you start the program just hit ‘R’. When you want to burn just hit ‘W’.

On the central question of why the burns are producing discs that skip or have bad sectors, shannon91210 is correct in identifying the NEC1100a as a significant source of the problem, especially when using these 16x Verbatim discs with it. Since ‘burn slow’ is not always the best thing to do, if the drive firmware can’t recognise the media ID and is trying to burn them at 2.4x by default then it could well end up being a dog’s breakfast.

You could search for 4x blank discs with a media ID that the 1100a firmware would recognise, but that might be a long search indeed. Since there is no firmware upgrade for the 1100a that would solve this incompatibility, I tend to support the view that a new burner would be the best option in the long run.

The BenQ 1650 would be a sound choice for general purpose use.

I am convinced to purchase the BenQ 1650, but as I am low tech have a couple of questions about his. I understand if purchasing from Newegg, all that will come is the burner itself, no screws other parts, etc. If replacing the NEC110a on my computer which is a Dell 4500, will I need any other parts or supplies to install the BenQ? If so, I would like to get anything I will need so that I won’t have to wait again to get parts after receiving the BenQ 1650.

And again, thanks to all of the experienced people out there offering their advice and expertise to people like me.

You should be able to just swap out the drives using the original parts. The only thing you may have to do is look at the jumper settings. On the back of the drives you’ll see a jumper with, ‘master’, ‘slave’ and ‘cable select’ settings. What ever the original burner’s setting is just make sure the new burner has the same setting.