Problems with Sony DVD's

vbimport

#1

I’m having a problem backing up new Sony DVD’s. I have 4 different back up programs, and none will work. The 4 movies are: Marie Antonnette, Casino Royal, Rocky Balboa, and Pursuit of Happiness. Any suggestions?


#2

Maybe you should add which programs you’ve been using ( ? )

All of these Titles work well with will the current versions of :
DVD43/ 1ClickDVDCopy5/PRO
AnyDVD/ 1ClickDVDCopy5/PRO
AnyDVD/ CloneDVD2
AnyDVD/ VobBlanker/ DVDShrink
DVDFab(free)/ DVDShrink

No Trouble here :confused:

:wink:


#3

I have DVD Shrink, DVDFab (Free), DVD Decrypter, and X-Copy Platinum. I get error messages with all but X-Copy, which simply disappears when it finishes reading the disc. DVDFab asked me to send in information about what I was trying to do when the error occurred, which I did.


#4

Do you have the DVD Region set for your Source Drive ?

What Drive are you using - As your Source ?

I might suspect that you may have a “Bad” Source Disc ( ? )
… but I’ll admit - it would be odd that all of these were compromised

… but it may be that your Source Drive is being really ‘picky’

  • Some are …

Inspect the Disc and try cleaning it - even if it doesn’t look like it needs it.

If this doesn’t prove successful …
Use the [B]VSOInspector[/B] to scan the Disc ( it’s Free )
http://www.vso-software.fr/products/inspector/inspector.php

If the Inspector reports "READ Errors"
Then you’ll know that you’ve come across a “BAD” Source Disc .

  • or - That your “Source Drive”- is having Trouble reading these Discs

Have you ever given AnyDVD a Try ?
It does have a 21 day free trial

:wink:


#5

I have 2 drives. One is a 16X DVD player, the other an 8X writer. I don’t know if they are region specific, but up until last week, I had no problems. I still have no problems with older movies, or non Sony discs. In fact, I was forced to upgrade to WinDVD 8 from the partial version of Win DVD 4 that came with the computer, just to watch the movies. Win DVD4 appeared briefly, then disappeared when I loaded the discs. Seems the partial version didn’t have all the “codexs” or something. It’s just a little too coincidental that I’m only have trouble with new Sony discs.


#6

I just remembered something …

At least two of the Titles you’ve mentioned ,
Have the Infamous Sony Auto-Run Player on them

[B]Be Sure to Close the Sony ‘Auto-Run’ Player [/B]

… or … even better …
>>[B]Press and Hold [/B]the SHIFT key

  • when inserting the DVD into your Source Drive
    >> Hold The SHIFT key : Until the LED Stops Blinking

Before opening your Ripper Program
Open your Computer’s DVD Player (WinDVD/PowerDVD/WMP/etc)
and ‘skip-through’ a little of the movie
Close your DVD Player
> Now Open Your ripper

AnyDVD Completely blocks this Player
I had to exit AnyDVD - to show the possible issue

:wink:


#7

Yes, they have the auto run; the sony screen appears when you put the disc in. I tried your suggestions, but it still didn’t work. I held down the shift key, and didn’t get the sony screen, so that part worked. I ran the movies for a while and skipped through chapters. But I still keep getting error messages when I try to open ths disc. DVD shrink says “Invalid navigation structure”. DVDFab tells me there is a problem and needs to close, then offers me a box to report the problem. Decrypter was giving me multiple error massages, but now it’s just disappearing on it’s own.


#8

Did you try your older DVD Drive as the Source ?

What Version of DVDFab are you running ?
Current is 3.0.9.6
http://www.dvdfab.com/free.htm

You could try AnyDVD/ Rip with VobBlanker beta10 and then compress with DVDShrink

:slight_smile:


#9

Both drives are the same age. The computer came with 2 bays. My DVDFab is 3.0.2.5. When I’m prompted to get an update, I’m directed to a screen that wants payment. I’ll follow the link you provided and see what happens. If I have trouble with DVD Shrink, I can often decrypt with DVDFab, or Decrypeter, and then use Shrink. But not in these instances.


#10

All three of these are locked to Region ( at least the U.S. Versions are )

Have you set the DVD Region in your "Source’ DVD Drive ?
Maybe you should check …

>> Go to
> Start > My Computer > Right Click on DVD Drive > Properties > “Hardware” Tab
>> Select DVD Drive from listing > Click “Properties” Button
> “DVD Region” Tab

Is your proper Region - set for the Drive ?
US = Region 1

[B]Summary for drive F: (AnyDVD 6.1.3.3)
SONY DVD RW DRU-810A 1.0A JUN06 ,2005
Drive (Hardware) Region: 1

Media is a DVD.
Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
Size of first Layer: 2084960 sectors (4072 MBytes)
Total size: 4169920 sectors (8144 MBytes)

Video DVD (or CD) label: [COLOR=DarkGreen]Pursuit Of Happyness, The
Media is CSS protected!
Video Standard: NTSC
Media is locked to region(s): 1!

RCE protection not found.
DVD structure appears to be correct.
Found & removed structural copy protection (Arccos, Puppetlock)!
Found & removed bogus title set!
Changed firstplay: Jump directly to Title 1!
Found & removed Autorun from Video DVD!
Found & removed 76 bad sector protections!
Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!

Summary for drive F: (AnyDVD 6.1.3.0)
OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7170A 1.02 JUL14,2006
Drive (Hardware) Region: 1

Media is a DVD.
Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
Size of first Layer: 2084960 sectors (4072 MBytes)
Total size: 4169920 sectors (8144 MBytes)

Video DVD (or CD) label: Casino Royale
Media is CSS protected!
Video Standard: NTSC
Media is locked to region(s): 1!

RCE protection not found.
DVD structure appears to be correct.
Found & removed structural copy protection (Arccos, Puppetlock)!
Found & removed bogus title set!
Changed firstplay: Jump directly to Title 1!
Found & removed Autorun from Video DVD!
Found & removed 96 bad sector protections!
Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!

Summary for drive D: (AnyDVD 6.1.1.4)
JLMS DVD-ROM XJ-HD166 DD05
Drive (Hardware) Region: 0 (not set!)

Media is a Data DVD.
Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
Size of first Layer: 2084960 sectors (4072 MBytes)
Total size: 4169920 sectors (8144 MBytes)

Video DVD (or CD) label: Marie Antoinette
Media is CSS protected!
Video Standard: NTSC
Media is locked to region(s): 1!

RCE protection not found.
DVD structure appears to be correct.
Found & removed structural copy protection (Arccos, Puppetlock)!
Found & removed bogus title set!
Changed firstplay: Jump directly to TitleMenu!
Autorun not found on Video DVD.
Found & removed 82 bad sector protections!
Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1![/B][/COLOR]

:wink:

DVDFab is Free … Completely Free
You do need to Update to 3.0.9.6 … Not Upgrade

:slight_smile:


#11

I just downloaded DVDFab 3.0.9.6, and it appears to be working. No error messages. Thank you ever so much.


#12

No Problem :cool:
I’m glad that’s all it was

:wink:


#13

Try using Ripit4me to rip, gotten here:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5408

It will block the Sony auto play, and then rip your movie.


#14

My sister tried pursuit on 3 different pc’s and none of them will even see the dvd or play it. Tried dvdfab (latest) and shrink. Plays perfect on the home dvd player. Whadaya think??

bob


#15

Your machines cannot read the disc. Exchange it. If it was some form of protection, then no one would have been able to back up this movie.


#16

Did you trie DVDFab Decrypter 3.0.2.0 only Movie ?


#17

Even tho it plays perfect on a home player?

bob


#18

I might also suspect that you may have a “Bad” Source Disc ( ? )
… so let’s get that - out of the way -

Inspect the Disc and try cleaning it - [U]even if it doesn’t look like it needs it[/U].

If this doesn’t prove successful …
Use the [B]VSOInspector[/B] to scan the Disc ( it’s Free )
http://www.vso-software.fr/products/inspector/inspector.php

If the Inspector reports "READ Errors"
Then you’ll know that you’ve come across a “BAD” Source Disc .
I would then suggest that you acquire a different copy
… and compare your results .


Playing and ‘Ripping’ are two - Very different things
Your DVD Player may be able to just ‘skip’ through the errors
The “Ripping” process is much more precise - “exactly” precise ;
and Your DVD-ROM/Burner cannot just ‘skip’ over them …

[B]There doesn’t necessarily need to be any visible damage [/B]
The Disc may appear to be visually perfect .

Commercial DVDs are stamped - not burnt .
Somewhere along in the ‘stamping’ process
there is an certain error produced at times ,
that allows the disc in question to “play” flawlessly
( your player simply skips over the error ) ,
Yet when being “read” ( ripped ) the particular disc
is virtually impossible to back-up .
It has been noted ( and joked about )
that if they could figure out how to “mass-produce” this certain error ,
well , you get the picture . :eek:

If VSOInspector is reading a problem

  • Then there is a problem with the Disc
  • and that is why it is failing to be ‘read’

I would then , most definitely acquire a different Source Disc

  • and compare results

:wink:


#19

Thanks

Will try.

bob


#20

Why don’t you try to uninstall all 4 programs reboot and install only one that you feel comfortable to use and try to burn your back and see if you get better results?