Could just be a poor pressing when it was made, also try disabling pathplayer and read ahead cache and see how it goes.
I feel this is highly unlikely as again I ask you why doesn’t DVDShrink (a much older and now outdated programme) experience a similar problem? Pathplayer is disabled, but I am wary of disabling the read ahead cache. DVDShrink does not include a PathPlayer setting for me to be able to compare the two programmes in this way. I can only assume that Shrink does have it’s own perhaps less advanced form of read ahead cache to allow it to be able to copy at these sorts of speeds. Whatever read ahead cache it does possess, I have always left it enabled at all times (wouldn’t disabling the read ahead cache be expected to cause the copying process to take longer than it otherwise would have, not less?).
How did you copy it? Full,Movie only
What region code have your disc?
This is a very relevant question, as the first time when I tried it I chose to have a customised version with the menus preserved, and this was going to take the nearly 8 hours. When I selected instead to copy the full disc it was still far in excess of the average 20 minutes (over 2 hours at least). I never choose Movie Only, as I prefer to still have the menus.
The freeware DVDShrink did the full disk in 25 minutes 11 seconds and I burnt a test copy to a DVD-RW to see whether or not some copyright protection mechanism would prevent this, even if the HD copy was alright.
The movie itself was released in 1996, but the disc also contains bonus material which carries a copyright 2000 trademark. This continues to be the only DVD which ever done this with DVDFab since I purchased it, and if the no longer updated freeware programme can read the disc with no problems (including copy protection updates) why should DVDFab Platinum in it’s latest version take so long to accomplish the same task.
It is coded specifically for region 4, and I live in Australia.
Thanking you both for your feedback and advice, but so far I do not feel that this unusual copying behaviour involving only one particular DVD in my collection has been adequately explained.
At no time was there an error dialogue with either programme for me to post to this forum.