I backed up Saw III using:
- DVDFab to rip the files to the HD
- DVD Shrink to shrink and then create an ISO from the files
- DVD Decrypter to burn the DVD+R from the ISO
I've been using this exact process for quite a while and it's been somewhat flawless. My burner is an external Plextor PX-708UF. My DVD player is a Toshiba SD-4800. The media is Verbatim 16x single layer.
When I try to play my backup version of Saw III in my DVD player the DVD loads but never plays (I tried chosing buttons at this point but none of them have any effect).
I tried playing the original DVD and the same thing happens, only I can chose the menu button once the DVD loads and then the DVD plays. The weird thing is, if I eject the original and reinsert the backup, I can now use the menu button to play the DVD once it's loaded. If I turn the DVD player off/on and try it again, the backup DVD will no longer play again.
I've never had a DVD that would not play when I inserted it so I'm thinking Saw III may be different than all other DVDs I've had to date. I mean, even the original won't play until I hit the menu button once it's loaded. I tried using my new maxell DVD lens cleaner but the problem still exists.
In summary, it seems the orginal needs to be loaded first in order for me to play the backup. I'll try both DVDs in a different (newer) player later today to see if that's the problem.
Does anyone have any ideas?