Problem with Constant Gardener R2

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Problem with Constant Gardener R2

Hello!

Is this the ultimate copyprotection or what???
Is the battle lost… arggghhh… I refuse to surrender…
This has never, never happend to me before, a DVD I can’t rip!!! F****** unbelievable!!!

Don’t know how many times and ways I tried to rip “Constant Gardener” without any luck.
So now I try posting here and hoping for a solution from all you wizards out there.

There are no problems getting the DVD to my HDD and it plays fine with “PowerDVD”.
The original DVD-disc also plays fine on my 2 standalone DVD players and on my computer.
The DVD-disc is not scratched or damaged in any way.

I use the latest “AnyDVD 5.9.4.1”, “CloneDVD 2.8.9.2”, “DVDDecrypter 3.5.4.0” and “DVDShrink 3.2.0.15”
Tried ripping with “CloneDVD”, “DVDShrink”, “DVDDecrypter” from my CD/DVD-reader with “AnyDVD” enabled
but no luck… Also tried creating an ISO and mounted with “Virtual Clonedrive” without any success.
Tried “PgcEdit 0.6.2” with a special plugin "PSL2 (Anti-ARccOS) plugin for “PgcEdit” and “DVDDecrypter”
and followed a step-by-step-guide for this plugin but according to the guide there was no protection and
“DVDDecrypter” showed the same error log as before “Pack Header Not Found”.

I tried some methods suggested for “Constant Gardener” in different threads at this forum such as using
“Windows Explorer and “right-click” drag & drop (copy) the Video_TS Folder from the original DVD and onto
my HDD” and then use “CloneDVD” and it’s option to “Write Existing Data”. But this method won’t work for me
beacuse “CloneDVD” doesn’t let me use “Write Existing Data” it simply says I should use one of the 2 other
options, “Copy DVD Titles” or “CloneDVD”.

Any input on this are really appreciated…

/ sunsun

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These are the files:

VIDEO_TS.BUP
VIDEO_TS.IFO
VIDEO_TS.VOB
VTS_01_0.BUP
VTS_01_0.IFO
VTS_01_0.VOB
VTS_01_1.VOB
VTS_02_0.BUP
VTS_02_0.IFO
VTS_02_0.VOB
VTS_02_1.VOB
VTS_03_0.BUP
VTS_03_0.IFO
VTS_03_0.VOB
VTS_03_1.VOB
VTS_03_2.VOB
VTS_03_3.VOB
VTS_03_4.VOB
VTS_03_5.VOB
VTS_03_6.VOB
VTS_03_7.VOB

The actual movie is in the following VOB’s

VTS_03_1.VOB
VTS_03_2.VOB
VTS_03_3.VOB
VTS_03_4.VOB
VTS_03_5.VOB

At the end of “VTS_03_5.VOB”, after the aftertexts, there is about 20 seconds movie
that looks like something from the movie trailer.
The “VTS_03_6.VOB” and “VTS_03_7.VOB” looks like some of the trailer scenes and scenes
that where deleted.

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Here is some info from “AnyDVD”, “CloneDVD” and “DVDDecrypter” and the original DVD disc.

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Constant Gardener R2 (Swe/Dan/Nor/Fin)
Focus Features/Angel DVD
16:9 FF 1.85:1

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Summary for drive K: (AnyDVD 5.9.4.1)
Drive (Hardware) Region: 2

Media is a Data DVD.
Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
Size of first Layer: 2021552 sectors (3948 MBytes)
Total size: 3800032 sectors (7421 MBytes)

Video DVD (or CD) label: CONSTANT GARDNER
Media is CSS protected!
Video Standard: PAL
Media is locked to region(s): 2!

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 2!

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“CloneDVD” Error

NavigationPack 0 VOBU 4 1720503 170 Clone 6 TCE

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Here is the “ohnoo” log from “CloneDVD”

I 18:35:54 Processing started
D CloneDVDVersion: 2.8.9.2
D Layer break removed at 1 locations
I 18:35:54 Successfully removed layer break
D TCEngineConfig:
D inputPath: O:/VIDEO_TS
D outputPath: N:/temp clonedvd
D replacementVOBsPath: C:\Program\Elaborate Bytes\CloneDVD2\eraser
D CloneConfig:
D targetVOBBlocks: 4388387
D remux: 0
D noStreams: 0
D RemasteringConfig:
D TitleConfig:
D title: 1
D angle: 1
D chapters: 1 to 6
D streams.audio: 00000001
D streams.subpicture: 00000000000000000000000000000010
D TitleConfig:
D title: 2
D angle: 1
D chapters: 1 to 2
D streams.audio: 00000001
D streams.subpicture: 00000000000000000000000000000010
D TitleConfig:
D title: 3
D angle: 1
D chapters: 1 to 2
D streams.audio: 00000001
D streams.subpicture: 00000000000000000000000000000010
D TitleConfig:
D title: 4
D angle: 1
D chapters: 1 to 4
D streams.audio: 00000001
D streams.subpicture: 00000000000000000000000000000000
D TitleConfig:
D title: 5
D angle: 1
D chapters: 1 to 3
D streams.audio: 00000001
D streams.subpicture: 00000000000000000000000000000000
D TitleConfig:
D title: 6
D angle: 1
D chapters: 1 to 2
D streams.audio: 00000001
D streams.subpicture: 00000000000000000000000000000000
D TitleConfig:
D title: 7
D angle: 1
D chapters: 1 to 20
D streams.audio: 00000001
D streams.subpicture: 00000000000000000000000000000010
D TitleConfig:
D title: 8
D angle: 1
D chapters: 1 to 1
D streams.audio: 00000001
D streams.subpicture: 00000000000000000000000000000010
D TitleConfig:
D title: 9
D angle: 1
D chapters: 1 to 1
D streams.audio: 00000001
D streams.subpicture: 00000000000000000000000000000010
D TitleConfig:
D title: 10
D angle: 1
D chapters: 1 to 1
D streams.audio: 00000001
D streams.subpicture: 00000000000000000000000000000010
D TitleConfig:
D title: 11
D angle: 1
D chapters: 1 to 1
D streams.audio: 00000001
D streams.subpicture: 00000000000000000000000000000010
D TitleConfig:
D title: 12
D angle: 1
D chapters: 1 to 1
D streams.audio: 00000001
D streams.subpicture: 00000000000000000000000000000010
D TitleConfig:
D title: 13
D angle: 1
D chapters: 1 to 1
D streams.audio: 00000001
D streams.subpicture: 00000000000000000000000000000010
D TitleConfig:
D title: 14
D angle: 1
D chapters: 1 to 1
D streams.audio: 00000001
D streams.subpicture: 00000000000000000000000000000010
D firstPlay: 6
D menus: 1
D supportStreamAutoSelection: 1
D filterUnreferredCells: 1
D tcArgs:
D samples: 5
D stats: 0
D scanOnly: 0
D pictureExtraction: 1
D DVDCompilerConfig:
D ecc: 0
I 18:35:54 Target size sufficient, transcoder disabled
E 18:40:14 Processing stopped: unexpected error
D Error details: NavigationPack 0 VOBU 4 1720503 170 Clone 6 TCE

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Log from “DVDDecrypter”

I 08:01:10 DVD Decrypter Version 3.5.4.0 started!
I 08:01:10 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 08:01:10 Initialising SPTI…
I 08:01:10 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 08:01:10 Found 1 CD-RW, 2 DVD-ROMs and 1 DVD±RW!
I 08:03:15 Operation Started!
I 08:03:15 Source Device: [0:0:0] SCSI DVD-ROM 1.0 (O:) (SCSI)
I 08:03:15 Source Media Type: DVD-ROM
I 08:03:15 Source Media Region Code: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8
I 08:03:15 Source Media Copyright Protection System Type: None
I 08:03:15 Source Media Application Identifier: ELBY CLONEDVD
I 08:03:15 Source Media Implementation Identifier: ELABORATE BYTES
I 08:03:15 Destination Folder: N: emp dvd decrypter
I 08:03:15 File Splitting: By File
I 08:03:15 Detect Mastering Errors: No
I 08:03:15 Multi Angle Processing: No
I 08:03:15 Remove Macrovision Protection: Yes
I 08:03:15 Stream Processing: No
I 08:03:15 Copying VIDEO_TS.IFO… (LBA: 291 - 298) - KEY: N/A
I 08:03:15 Copying VIDEO_TS.VOB… (LBA: 299 - 407) - KEY: N/A
I 08:03:15 Copying VIDEO_TS.BUP… (LBA: 408 - 415) - KEY: N/A
I 08:03:15 Copying VTS_01_0.IFO… (LBA: 416 - 425) - KEY: N/A
I 08:03:15 Copying VTS_01_0.VOB… (LBA: 426 - 430) - KEY: N/A
I 08:03:16 Copying VTS_01_1.VOB… (LBA: 431 - 80189) - KEY: N/A
I 08:03:45 Copying VTS_01_0.BUP… (LBA: 80190 - 80199) - KEY: N/A
I 08:03:45 Copying VTS_02_0.IFO… (LBA: 80200 - 80209) - KEY: N/A
I 08:03:45 Copying VTS_02_0.VOB… (LBA: 80210 - 80214) - KEY: N/A
I 08:03:45 Copying VTS_02_1.VOB… (LBA: 80215 - 286153) - KEY: N/A
I 08:04:44 Copying VTS_02_0.BUP… (LBA: 286154 - 286163) - KEY: N/A
I 08:04:44 Copying VTS_03_0.IFO… (LBA: 286164 - 286221) - KEY: N/A
I 08:04:44 Copying VTS_03_0.VOB… (LBA: 286222 - 300981) - KEY: N/A
I 08:04:47 Copying VTS_03_1.VOB… (LBA: 300982 - 825253) - KEY: N/A
I 08:07:28 Copying VTS_03_2.VOB… (LBA: 825254 - 1349525) - KEY: N/A
I 08:09:58 Copying VTS_03_3.VOB… (LBA: 1349526 - 1873797) - KEY: N/A
I 08:12:31 Copying VTS_03_4.VOB… (LBA: 1873798 - 2398069) - KEY: N/A
I 08:15:06 Copying VTS_03_5.VOB… (LBA: 2398070 - 2922341) - KEY: N/A
I 08:17:30 Copying VTS_03_6.VOB… (LBA: 2922342 - 3446613) - KEY: N/A
I 08:19:50 Copying VTS_03_7.VOB… (LBA: 3446614 - 3799878) - KEY: N/A
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795607 - Pack Header Not Found (0x44564456)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795608 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00090000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795609 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00090000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795610 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795611 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00010000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795612 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00090000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795613 - Pack Header Not Found (0x000AE185)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795614 - Pack Header Not Found (0x0015F475)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795615 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00210266)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795616 - Pack Header Not Found (0x0028D2CC)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795617 - Pack Header Not Found (0x002B1B95)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795618 - Pack Header Not Found (0x002D63D1)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795619 - Pack Header Not Found (0x002FABF1)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795620 - Pack Header Not Found (0x0031F416)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795621 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00343BF1)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795622 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00080000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795623 - Pack Header Not Found (0x000000BF)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795624 - Pack Header Not Found (0x000D0000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795625 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00013F4F)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795626 - Pack Header Not Found (0x0000513B)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795627 - Pack Header Not Found (0x0001C077)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795628 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00033107)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795629 - Pack Header Not Found (0x0004A010)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795630 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00060FD6)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795631 - Pack Header Not Found (0x000780B1)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795632 - Pack Header Not Found (0x0008F18E)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795633 - Pack Header Not Found (0x000A6201)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795634 - Pack Header Not Found (0x000BD2FE)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795635 - Pack Header Not Found (0x000D42FB)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795636 - Pack Header Not Found (0x000EB272)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795637 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00102243)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795638 - Pack Header Not Found (0x0011939F)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795639 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00130443)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795640 - Pack Header Not Found (0x001474C0)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795641 - Pack Header Not Found (0x0015E603)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795642 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00175619)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795643 - Pack Header Not Found (0x0018C650)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795644 - Pack Header Not Found (0x001A356D)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795645 - Pack Header Not Found (0x001BA61C)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795646 - Pack Header Not Found (0x001D15AA)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795647 - Pack Header Not Found (0x001E85A1)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795648 - Pack Header Not Found (0x001FF532)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795649 - Pack Header Not Found (0x002164D9)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795650 - Pack Header Not Found (0x0022D41D)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795651 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00244419)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795652 - Pack Header Not Found (0x0025B271)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795653 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00271FB7)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795654 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00287A44)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795655 - Pack Header Not Found (0x0029AA90)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795656 - Pack Header Not Found (0x002ADAB8)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795657 - Pack Header Not Found (0x002C0B35)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795658 - Pack Header Not Found (0x002D3B59)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795659 - Pack Header Not Found (0x002E6BBE)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795660 - Pack Header Not Found (0x002F9BEA)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795661 - Pack Header Not Found (0x0030CC2C)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795662 - Pack Header Not Found (0x0031FC71)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795663 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00332C7C)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795664 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00345C9D)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795665 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795666 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795667 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795668 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795669 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795670 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795671 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795672 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795673 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795674 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795675 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795676 - Pack Header Not Found (0x02000200)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795677 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795678 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795679 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795680 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795681 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795682 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795683 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:18 Sector 3795684 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795685 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795686 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795687 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795688 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795689 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795690 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795691 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795692 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795693 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795694 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795695 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795696 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795697 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795698 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795699 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795700 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795701 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795702 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795703 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795704 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795705 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Sector 3795706 - Pack Header Not Found (0x00000000)
W 08:21:19 Arrrrgggh! Too Many ‘Pack Header Not Found’ Warnings!
W 08:21:19 ‘Pack Header Not Found’ logging has been halted for now.
I 08:21:19 Copying VTS_03_0.BUP… (LBA: 3799879 - 3799936) - KEY: N/A
I 08:21:19 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:18:03
I 08:21:19 Average Read Rate: 7 016 KB/s (5.1x) - Maximum Read Rate: 25 216 KB/s (18.2x)

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#2

I can only suggest you try DVDFab Decrypter.
I successfully ripped my disc which is Region 4 (Australia). I had no luck with DVD Shrink because of the newer copy protections but DVDFab ripped it no problem then I compressed and burnt with DVD Shrink. I hope this helps because I’ve noticed some of the discs here are coded for Region 2 & 4.


#3

Thanks r3znor! :slight_smile:

Will try that. Thanks mate…


#4

No luck with DVDFab… :frowning:

It’s no problem to rip/copy the complete DVD-disc to harddrive.
The problem comes when I try to rip out the main movie, which is 20 chapters.
DVDFab rips it up to chapter 14 and nothing more! So the last 6 chapter is missing.
Also it’s impossible to split into 2 discs with DVDFab.

Tried latest “VobBlanker” but only get this: "WARNING: No Navs found!“
There is a whole lot more in the log text but this is where the error shows.
I suppose this has something to do with “Pack Header Not Found” that
"DVDDecrypter” log also talks about in it’s log file.

Oh well… now what to do?

/sunsun


#5

I used Shrink then decrypt to burn no problem


#6

Have you tried using the Rip function on AnyDVD - it puts the files though FixVTS and fixes a lot of problems - if you have never used it right click on the fox icon and select Rip DVD-Video to hard drive. Would be very interested to know if this fixes it or not.


#7

It didn’t work with “AnyDVD Ripper” :frowning:

At first it looked as if it would work because it processed the
disc without any problems and “DVDShrink” accepted the output.
But… the “AnyDVD” ouput was only 4.57GB and should be 7.24GB.
When playing with “PowerDVD” it only plays up to chapter 14 and
then it’s back to the trailers and deleted scenes.
So still missing 6 chapters.

Here is a dump from “VobBlanker” that is interesting.

Look at the change from chapter 14 and up 15-21.
Funny it says 21 chapters here but in “PowerDVD” it’s only 20 chapters?
I don’t understand this at all so if anyone has any input, please…

/ sunsun


#8

Hi :slight_smile:
Welcome to the forum sunsun. :clap:
I find this very odd. I backed up this disc R2(UK) about a couple of weeks ago. If you’re the same region (R2 covers a wide area & has variations) it would imply a problem with source disc.


#9

Hi zebadee! :slight_smile:

Thanks for replying. The thing with this movie is that I have
saved it to my HDD and it plays fine with “PowerDVD”, the
original disc also plays fine from whatever DVD-player I choose.
But why the f*** can’t it be ripped like any “normal” disc.
I’m getting kind of obsessed to rip this stupid movie, actually
it’s a great movie, very sad and scary but a good movie.

I have never ever failed to rip a movie until this one…

/ sunsun


#10

Hi :slight_smile:
Well stating the obvious the problem appears to be # 15. Not something I’ve experienced. Have you tried removing this & saving elsewhere, then ripping? It’s about all I can suggest.
Maybe something in these guides.


#11

How do you mean? How can I remove anything? Please explain a bit more.
Will dig into the guides! :slight_smile:
Thanks mate…

sunsun


#12

I was having the same problem ripping this movie. I tried. DVD decrypter, DVDfab, AnyDVD, Smart ripper, Clone DVD, DVDshrink. None of them work.

One night thought I’d give it another try. So, I ripped it with my Pioneer Burner DVR108. With DVD shrink and surprise. It ripped the whole thing with no problem.
The reason I don’t use this burner to rip because it’s rip very slowy.
I normally use my 16X DVD-Rom to rip any movie.
I really think it’s not the new copy protection that I was thinking of.
It’s just a badly pressed disc. By reading it slowly it will rip with no problem.
If you have older drive with slow reading speed then try it. Or if you could reduce the reading speed try it also see if it will work like mine.


#13

SUNSUN - did yopu get your problem solved ?
I’m sitting with the same movie ready to make a backup try again as my first with DVDDecrypter v. 3.5.4.0 has failed and so has a try with DVDFab decrypter 3.0.3.0