I am a Newbie and this is my first post. I have tried unsuccessfully to locate a thread on this problem. So if there is one, please point me to it and I will gladly start there.
Firmware version 1.02
Connected via USB
AnyDVD 126.96.36.199 Trial Version
Safe mode activated
CloneDVD2 188.8.131.52 Trial Version
Service Pack 2.
Summary for drive E: (AnyDVD 184.108.40.206)
Drive (Hardware) Region: 0 (not set!)
Media is a Data DVD.
Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 1
Total size: 1993866 sectors (3894 MBytes)
Video DVD (or CD) label: DVDTKD21
Media is not CSS protected.
Video Standard: NTSC
Media is region free.
RCE protection not found.
DVD structure appears to be correct.
Structural copy protection not found.
Autorun not found on Video DVD.
Bad sector protection not found.
Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!
This problem has occurred on every DVD Iâ€™ve tried to back up, including â€œFinding Nemoâ€ (Donâ€™t Laugh. You know you cried when the barracuda ate Nemoâ€™s mom. ) When I begin to rip the DVD, it usually goes well for the first 20% then after that the drive will randomly, but inevitably hang up. I receive no message, and no activity. I have found a painful workaround is to power off the PX-740 and power back on. This forces an error message from CloneDVD2 â€œProcessing error: E:/VIDEO_TS/VTS_1_2VOB: read error, The system can not find the file specified. If reading the media failed, please clean the surface and try again.â€ When I power back on and the disk spins up, I hit â€œretryâ€ and it picks up the rip where it left off. The only problem is that it will do this dozens of times. So far I have had the patience to copy only 1 DVD (â€œFinding Nemoâ€ of course). If this is a protection system problem, I thought AnyDVD was supposed to prevent it from affecting the rip. Also, just to be clear, this is during the ripping. The write phase works great. Any help will be appreciated.