I thought I better let you know about the Seinfeld season 4 dvds that were released in the last few weeks both R1 and R2.
It seems that they have a protection system that is not unlocked by the latest version of AnyDVD and CloneDVD is unable to process the vob files.
Ive tried two other software (dvdxcopy and dvd dycrypter) and both have problems at the same percentage. Also tried just copying the vob files directly to the HD first - no joy.
Im fairly experienced with this and have managed to get around the previous ‘ring’ or ‘puppetlock’ system by removing the dummy chapter inserted with the ‘ring’ system on it. This seems to be different though. The discs are all brand new, Ive checked a few other forums and loads of people have mentioned problems with this recent sony release, buyt they get shouted down and told to go and wipe the disc. This is deja vu of when puppetlock started appearing, noone took the problems for real.
THey appear as cyclical redundancy errors but they play superbly on 3 standalone dvd players (inc. 1 that doesnt have the best laser) and even plays fine on PC dvd player. But when you try to back it up it feigns a read error! I sat there and watched the previewscreen to see the exact chapter when it would stop reading as I knew it was around 18% on one diec and 83% on another (sound symmetrical) , once caught, I tried it again but removing the chapter , bear in mind that when you view the preview panel when you are selecting the chapter and titles, clonedvd can read and display them FINE , but when you start the backup process it suddenly messes up at that same point. Even with that chapter removed (it was the end credits) clonedvd still had a problem near the end of the chapter and threw up a cyclic redundancy error or an ‘unexpected eror’.
Hope this information helps you help us.