No success using AnyDVD

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#1

I purchased AnyDVD after reading so many good reports about it. However, I am sure that it is not working as it is supposed to. When I let it run, and I know it “sees” my DVD in the drive, it does not seem to disable any of the copy protections. Shrink 3.2.0.15 will give me a “invalid navigation structure” error–DVDDecrypter 3.5.4.0 will say either that "on the fly IFO/BUP file patching failed or that the (this is not a quote–disc is css protected, which is quite unusual and Recode will plain old just flat out disappear from the screen. Since reading this forum-and others- I have since removed Sonic from my machine, even though it did not appear to be causing grief and I also downgraded my Nero suite (also purchased) to version6.6.0.18. I also uninstalled AnyDVD, but saved the registration info, and reinstalled it in safe mode. No improvements. I can do movies with freeware that I can’t do with AnyDVD. I have WinXP SP2 my burner is a Sony DRU-510A with firmware 1.1a. I also use a Sony DVD-ROM and TY minus media. I ask for your suggestions. Please. Give the new guy a break!


#2

You haven’t provided enough information.

  1. What version of Anydvd are you using? If it’s not 5.9.5.8, visit http://www.slysoft.com/en/download.html and install the latest version.

  2. State a specific movie title and corresponding region code that you are experiencing problems with.

  3. Downgrading Nero is pointless. The latest version for you is 6.6.1.4. Especially ensure you download package 2 from http://ww2.nero.com/nero6/enu/nero-up.php

  4. With the movie from point #2 inserted in your computer, right click the red fox icon on your desktop and click “show information”. Select the appropriate drive tab letter across the top. Copy and paste the infomation from that Anydvd window here in this thread.

  5. The Sony DRU-510A is an exceptionally old burner that can only write at a max of 4x on using most media (and only 2x on -rw media). Ensure you’re using media that’s appropriate for your burner–and ensure you are not attempting to write beyond the speed your drive is capable of. Frankly, I recommend getting a new burner.

  6. If you installed Incd when you installed Nero 6.6, I would uninstall Incd,and never look back (but that’s just me). I hate packet writing software like Incd and Directcd. In my opinion, those programs cause nothing but trouble.

  7. What brand and model of motherboard are you using?

  8. Is DMA enabled for your drives? You may want to also take a close look at this:
    http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=86829

  9. Stick with one program and tell us what the specific error message is and explain exactly what you are doing when you receive that error message.


#3

When I tried to “shrink” Hustle and Flow for this post, using Nero Recode–it ran through the first pass but gave me and “out of memory” error when doing the deep analysis. One thing that may or may not be worth noting–Several months ago, for reasons I cannot explain, the icons on my desktop were highlighted-at least the words under them were. I don’t know how, why or exactly when it happened. My antivirus runs each day and I have Spybot, Adaware, Microsoft spyware and Spyware Blaster installed and used regularly. Is it possible that I may need to reformat or reinstall my operating system? Yikes!! Here is the log from Nero.

********** Nero Recode 2 **********

Version: 2.2.6.17

Project type: Copy entire DVD
Target size: Custom (2232320)

18:58:25 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 56
Command table patching started…

18:58:25 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 101
VTS 2 - VTS_PGCITI - PGC 1 patched!

18:58:25 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 101
VTS 4 - VTS_PGCITI - PGC 1 patched!

18:58:25 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 101
VTS 5 - VTSM_PGCI_UT - LU 1 - PGC 13 patched!

18:58:25 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 101
VTS 6 - VTS_PGCITI - PGC 1 patched!

18:58:25 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 101
VTS 6 - VTS_PGCITI - PGC 2 patched!

18:58:25 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 101
VTS 6 - VTS_PGCITI - PGC 3 patched!

18:58:25 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 101
VTS 7 - VTS_PGCITI - PGC 1 patched!

18:58:25 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 101
VTS 8 - VTS_PGCITI - PGC 1 patched!

18:58:25 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 101
VTS 8 - VTS_PGCITI - PGC 2 patched!

18:58:25 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 101
VTS 8 - VTS_PGCITI - PGC 3 patched!

18:58:25 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 101
VTS 8 - VTS_PGCITI - PGC 4 patched!

18:58:25 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 101
VTS 8 - VTS_PGCITI - PGC 5 patched!

18:58:25 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 101
VTS 8 - VTS_PGCITI - PGC 6 patched!

18:58:25 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 101
VTS 8 - VTS_PGCITI - PGC 7 patched!

18:58:25 File LangStreamPatcher.cpp, Line 133
All tables successfully patched!

Burn settings:
Target: Hard disk folder
Number of copies: 1
Target folder: G:\Movies\Hustle and Flow (81335648256 bytes free)
Shutdown when finished: false
Advanced Analysis: true
Compress Adaptive: true

18:58:58 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 231
Compile DVD: init

VMG Menus Vobs [14 vobus] 1.52MB -> 1.34MB [R 0.40]
Video: 1.31MB, extra: 0.03MB
Audio: 0 streams
Subpicture: 1 streams
0. 0. Unspecified 0.00MB [enabled]

VTS_01 Menus Vobs [20 vobus] 0.26MB -> 0.23MB [R 0.40]
Video: 0.19MB, extra: 0.04MB
Audio: 0 streams
Subpicture: 1 streams
0. 0. Unspecified 0.00MB [enabled]

VTS_01 Title Vobs [1 vobus] 0.01MB -> 0.06MB [not compressable]
Video: 0.00MB, extra: 0.06MB
Audio: 0 streams
Subpicture: 0 streams

VTS_02 Menus Vobs [45 vobus] 19.23MB -> 13.98MB [R 0.40]
Video: 13.35MB, extra: 0.63MB
Audio: 1 streams
0. 0. Dolby Digital 2-ch Unspecified 0.55MB [enabled]
Subpicture: 1 streams
0. 0. Unspecified 0.00MB [enabled]

VTS_02 Title Vobs [87 vobus] 28.44MB -> 4.93MB [not compressable]
Video: 0.00MB, extra: 4.93MB
Audio: 1 streams
0. 0. Dolby Digital 2-ch English 0.00MB [disabled]
Subpicture: 0 streams

VTS_03 Title Vobs [1059 vobus] 492.13MB -> 59.98MB [not compressable]
Video: 0.00MB, extra: 59.98MB
Audio: 1 streams
0. 0. Dolby Digital 2-ch English 0.00MB [disabled]
Subpicture: 0 streams

VTS_04 Title Vobs [3291 vobus] 844.91MB -> 186.40MB [not compressable]
Video: 0.00MB, extra: 186.40MB
Audio: 1 streams
0. 0. Dolby Digital 2-ch English 0.00MB [disabled]
Subpicture: 1 streams
0. 0. English 0.00MB [disabled]

VTS_05 Menus Vobs [845 vobus] 146.24MB -> 119.83MB [R 0.40]
Video: 108.77MB, extra: 11.05MB
Audio: 1 streams
0. 0. Dolby Digital 2-ch Unspecified 8.55MB [enabled]
Subpicture: 1 streams
0. 0. Unspecified 0.85MB [enabled]

VTS_05 Title Vobs [13597 vobus] 5015.26MB -> 3716.11MB [R 0.44]
Video: 2973.93MB, extra: 742.19MB
Audio: 3 streams
0. 0. Dolby Digital 5.1-ch English 377.09MB [enabled]

    1. Dolby Digital 2-ch English 161.97MB [enabled]
    1. Dolby Digital 2-ch English 162.25MB [enabled]
      Subpicture: 1 streams
    1. English 14.32MB [enabled]

VTS_06 Title Vobs [2469 vobus] 745.06MB -> 139.85MB [not compressable]
Video: 0.00MB, extra: 139.85MB
Audio: 1 streams
0. 0. Dolby Digital 2-ch English 0.00MB [disabled]
Subpicture: 1 streams
0. 0. English 0.00MB [disabled]

VTS_07 Title Vobs [1648 vobus] 541.07MB -> 93.34MB [not compressable]
Video: 0.00MB, extra: 93.34MB
Audio: 1 streams
0. 0. Dolby Digital 2-ch Unspecified 0.00MB [disabled]
Subpicture: 1 streams
0. 0. Unspecified 0.00MB [disabled]

VTS_08 Title Vobs [414 vobus] 139.97MB -> 23.45MB [not compressable]
Video: 0.00MB, extra: 23.45MB
Audio: 1 streams
0. 0. Dolby Digital 2-ch Unspecified 0.00MB [disabled]
Subpicture: 1 streams
0. 0. English 0.00MB [disabled]

18:58:58 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1152
Compile DVD: begin copy 1

18:58:58 File NeroRecorder.cpp, Line 122
Writing to harddrive folder started

18:58:58 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 684
Compile DVD: begin deep analysis

19:22:04 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 754
Compile DVD: analysis changed size 4360.00MB -> 4366.43MB

19:22:04 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 656
Compile DVD: adjust target size to 4360.00MB (4360.00MB obtained)

19:22:04 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 479
Compile DVD: burning 2232320 sectors (2232320 required)

19:22:04 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 524
Compiling DVD Volume started

19:22:04 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1058
Compile DVD: finished VMG Menus Vobs

VMG Menus Vobs:
Original 1.52MB -> Expected 1.34MB -> Output 1.34MB
Finished error -0.00MB
Ratio encoded = 0
Original encoded = 4
Slide encoded = 10
StillImage encoded = 0
Output extra size = 0.03MB
Source video size = 1.49MB
Pictures Modified [I 10] [P 0] [B 0]

19:22:05 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1058
Compile DVD: finished VTS_01 Menus Vobs

VTS_01 Menus Vobs:
Original 0.26MB -> Expected 0.23MB -> Output 0.23MB
Finished error 0.00MB
Ratio encoded = 0
Original encoded = 19
Slide encoded = 1
StillImage encoded = 0
Output extra size = 0.04MB
Source video size = 0.22MB
Pictures Modified [I 20] [P 0] [B 0]

19:22:05 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1058
Compile DVD: finished VTS_01 Title Vobs

VTS_01 Title Vobs:
Original 0.01MB -> Expected 0.06MB -> Output 0.06MB
Finished error 0.00MB
Ratio encoded = 0
Original encoded = 0
Slide encoded = 0
StillImage encoded = 1
Output extra size = 0.00MB
Source video size = 0.01MB
Pictures Modified [I 0] [P 0] [B 0]

19:22:11 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1058
Compile DVD: finished VTS_02 Menus Vobs

VTS_02 Menus Vobs:
Original 19.23MB -> Expected 13.28MB -> Output 13.28MB
Finished error -0.00MB
Ratio encoded = 44
Original encoded = 1
Slide encoded = 0
StillImage encoded = 0
Output extra size = 0.61MB
Source video size = 18.62MB
Pictures Modified [I 32] [P 128] [B 424]

19:22:20 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1058
Compile DVD: finished VTS_02 Title Vobs

VTS_02 Title Vobs:
Original 28.44MB -> Expected 4.93MB -> Output 4.93MB
Finished error -0.00MB
Ratio encoded = 0
Original encoded = 0
Slide encoded = 0
StillImage encoded = 87
Output extra size = 0.17MB
Source video size = 27.14MB
Pictures Modified [I 0] [P 0] [B 0]

19:24:31 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1058
Compile DVD: finished VTS_03 Title Vobs

VTS_03 Title Vobs:
Original 492.13MB -> Expected 59.71MB -> Output 33.73MB
Finished error -25.98MB
Ratio encoded = 0
Original encoded = 480
Slide encoded = 0
StillImage encoded = 579
Output extra size = 2.07MB
Source video size = 269.98MB
Pictures Modified [I 0] [P 0] [B 0]

19:27:29 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1058
Compile DVD: finished VTS_04 Title Vobs

VTS_04 Title Vobs:
Original 844.91MB -> Expected 186.40MB -> Output 186.35MB
Finished error -26.03MB
Ratio encoded = 0
Original encoded = 1
Slide encoded = 0
StillImage encoded = 3290
Output extra size = 6.43MB
Source video size = 798.09MB
Pictures Modified [I 0] [P 0] [B 0]

19:28:07 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 1058
Compile DVD: finished VTS_05 Menus Vobs

VTS_05 Menus Vobs:
Original 146.24MB -> Expected 120.84MB -> Output 146.24MB
Finished error -0.63MB
Ratio encoded = 0
Original encoded = 845
Slide encoded = 0
StillImage encoded = 0
Output extra size = 10.99MB
Source video size = 135.25MB
Pictures Modified [I 0] [P 0] [B 0]

19:46:07 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 381
Out of memory.

19:46:07 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 382
Compiling DVD volume failed

19:46:07 File burn_dvdfiles.cpp, Line 301
Compile DVD: exit

19:46:07 File burner.cpp, Line 961
Out of memory.
Thanks for your willingness to help.


#4

You should try the AnyDVD ripper. Copy the files to harddisk using the Ripper. Use Recode from the copied files.


#5

Isn’t AnyDVD supposed to simply run in the backround so that it isn’t neccesary to rip to disk, first? I bought the program in order to save a step or two when backing up. I will try again to rip with this version but even that didn’t work with yesterday’s version; 5.9.5.8.


#6

Then drop Recode and switch to CloneDVD…Unless you think you can convince the fine people at Ahead to FIX THEIR DAMN PROGRAM. I’m guessing no. So, you have two choices…rip to the hard drive first with the AnyDVD ripper, or, switch to CloneDVD and be able to transcode directly from the disc.


#7

@ Emoludlod,

Suggest reading the change History Log for AnyDVD version 5.9.1.1. Below is a direct quotation from the AnyDVD v5.9.1.1 History change log concerning the “AnyDVD Ripper”.

“New: Added “AnyDVD Ripper”. This little tool repairs defective DVDs while copying them to your hard disk. It can be started from the menu of the AnyDVD fox icon. It can be started as a stand-alone application from the start menu as well, so it can be used even if AnyDVD is not registered and the trial period has expired. It is identical to FixVTS ([urlhttp://www.videohelp.com/~FixVTS/) but instead of fixing problems “in place” it copies the files to your hard disk directly from the source DVD. It fixes the problems while the files are copied. Some DVDs, which have severe mastering defects e.g., “Menace II Society” R1 (US) can now be copied with all DVD copy tools (elby CloneDVD, DVDShrink, etc.) Many thanks to the author of FixVTS!”

The “AnyDVD Ripper” function was specifically added to AnyDVD software program so that AnyDVD would be able to work correctly with software programs like DVD Shrink and/or Nero Recode, which the authors have failed to update and improve to handle the newer copy protection schemes. SlySoft has no control over the authors of DVD Shrink an/or Nero Record software program to up date and fix their software programs to handle the new copy protection schemes and the best SlySoft can do is to add the “AnyDVD Ripper” function to the AnyDVD software program. If you do not desire to use the “AnyDVD Ripper” function and rip the DVD to hard drive suggest using newer and up dated DVD backup coping program like CloneDVD that can handle the newer copy protection schemes that do not require ripping the DVD to your hard drive before processing.

Best Regards,
bjkg


#8

Thanks Webslinger,Slysoft,SamuriHL and bjkg for your interest and helpful suggestions. I will use your advice and continue to follow this terrific forum.
Emoludlod


#9

No problem at all. I highly recommend checking out the trial of CloneDVD. It gives you 21 days to check it out.