I've used DVD2ONEX to make backup copies of about a dozen commercial discs so far, and they've all worked fine--congratulations on a great product!
However, I am getting a strange issue when trying to compress a disc of my own home movies! Here's the story:
1) I imported some old home movies (shot on VHS) into Final Cut Pro 3.0, edited them to my liking, and re-exported them as an MPEG-2 file, with audio.
2) I brought the resulting .m2v and .ac3 files into DVD Studio Pro 1.5 and added chapter markers. I previewed the disc, and it looks and behaves just fine. (I converted the .aif file to .ac3 with APACK before launching DSP 1.5.)
3) So I built the project and tested the result with Apple's DVD Player: success! Everything looks great, the chapter breaks work, the audio is in sync all the way through, etc. However, the VIDEO_TS folder is 5gb... too big for a DVD-R. No problem, I've got DVD2ONEX, so I'll just compress it down to something smaller.
4) I launch DVD2ONEX and point it to the VIDEO_TS folder built by DVD Studio Pro. The program begins its magic, and works successfully right up until the very end. But as soon as it hits the "100% done" point, I get a pop-up error message saying "DVD2ONEX has detected Encrypted data, and cannot proceed." (paraphrased). I tried this multiple times (copying just the movie, and copying the disc, with the same result). I re-built the project from DSP with no luck. Just for the heck of it, I even ran DVDBackup on my "built" project and had DVD2ONEX try to compress THAT folder... same error.
When I look at the new VIDEO_TS folder created by DVD2ONEX, I find five .VOB files, totaling 4.3 gig in size. So the program DID compress everything. But when I try to preview this folder with Apple DVD Player, I get a message that no valid media files are found. I tried copying over the .IFO and .BUP files from the pre-DVD2ONEX folder, and this succeeds in launching the video... but if I try to skip to a new chapter marker, Apple DVD Player crashes.
Help, please!!!! This disc is a gift for a friend, and I'm up against a deadline. thanks! Why in the world does the program think my home movies are encrypted data??