Not at all strange because of the wide variety of configurations both hardware and software.
Sorry to disagree Doc, and you did say “may”, but I don’t think this is very often really so.
dewd & businesstoolbox,
I have always felt that our little cdf community is too quick to suggest the problem is a bad original. And I doubt any “fix” is coming or necessary. Not everyone’s backup rig responds well to ripping any given original with the same method that others have no problems with. Everyoneâ€™s rig is â€œspecialâ€ in some way. So consider that there is more than one way to rip a problem DVD that you want to burn with CloneDVD.
Try to rip with your burner rather than your DVD-ROM drive. Clean the orginal with alcohol even though it appears new and clean. Or wash it in cold dishwashing soap, rinse, towel dry and dust it with a compressed air can. Or don’t set CloneDVD up for a compression scenario, split the movie onto two disks instead.
And everyone keeps forgetting that one can use Windows Explorer to rip the Video TS file off your original and onto your HDD as long as you have AnyDVD running. Chances are very good that you will be successful in your rip. Then just open either of CloneDVDâ€™s â€œCopy DVD Titlesâ€ or â€œClone DVDâ€ methods and instead of just clicking on your DVD drive like you usually do, use that browse button to point CloneDVD to the Video TS folder you just created via drag and drop. Then select the extras you want or process your â€œMovie Onlyâ€ backup from there. If CloneDVD still squawks, run FixVTS on the static files then go at it again. Or you could just burn the whole TS folder using CloneDVD’s “Write Existing Data” method. Or process the files with another program.
Or next try to rip with the AnyDVD “Rip To HDD” feature. Even though some pretty experienced members have stated that that feature is currently functioning at less than par, it works often enough for me.
My point is there are a lot of â€œorâ€™sâ€ to be considered before assuming a bad original is the problem.
Try the drag and drop rip using Windows Explorer first though. Many members have standardized on this method for 100% of their backups. We get lazy and just like the click, click convienice of CloneDVD’s automatic ripper to HDD to burner function using the simplest “Copy DVD Titles” or “CloneDVD” methods.