[QUOTE=schafir;2073193]First of all, thanks for all your help. At this point I am confused as to what the problem is. When I originally posted, I did think that the read error happened for any DVD I tried to decrypt. This was based on a sample size of 2 DVDs, one of which was, by chance, “Semi-Pro” and the other was an older movie called “Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte”
Based on suggestions from your replies, this is what I have done:
Uninstalled and reinstalled the Liteon drive using the unplug/poweroff, then power-on method suggested by maineman above.
Picked a random DVD out of my collection (“Almost Famous”) and tried to rip it using DVDFAb 126.96.36.199 on the Liteon burner. This DVD passed the initial analysis, but when I started ripping, it came up with an read error message asking if I wanted to try to read again using PathPlayer. I check yes and it restarted DVDfab with Pathplayer invoked and then I got another read-error message with an Abort, Retry, Ignore options.
I aborted and removed the “Almost Famous” DVD and inserted it in my three-year old DVD burner and tried to rip again with DVDfab and it worked using the NEC burner.
At this point, I would conclude that the problem is not a bad disc since it burned with the NEC burner, but rather with either my Liteon burner, DVDfab or some configuration/controller settings.
However, then I took another DVD from my collection (“ELF”) and it ripped with no errors using DVDfab with the Liteon burner.
Anyone have any clues at this point?
thanks for your help.[/QUOTE]
The best way to rule out the disc as being the problem is to do a “Scan Disc” using Nero CD Speed, it can also be that the lens on the liteon needs to be cleaned it may be having trouble reading a few/certain sectors on the disc.
Also check in device manager to see if the liteon drive is in PIO transfer mode if so reset DMA transfer mode, this has been known to cause such issues.
Have a nice day