A movie who’s name shall remain nameless is really giving me a hard time. It plays on my set top box ok and in my PCs also. But when I try to rip it, it hangs at the same spot every time. It will go along great then I’ll hear the drive slow down and around 50-something percent of the way through, the ugly VTS_01_4.VOB files rears its ugly head and DVD HD Decrypter will display a notice saying that it encountered a read problem and suggests enabling the built-in feature that’s supposed to handle protection schemes. Even if I enable that feature the result is the same.
I’ve used a different drive, I’ve used DVD Decrypter and I’ve used AnyDVD. They all have problems with the same file at the same point in the process. They display a CRC error. If it’s a copy protection thing, why would it be introduced halfway into the main movie? I ran the disc through my Doctor RX repair 3 times but that did nothing. The disc showed signs of use but there were no deep gouges or anything. It must be some serious defect that the various decrypter apps can’t handle.