A couple of weeks ago, for the first time I can recall, the combination of AnyDVD 220.127.116.11/CloneDVD2 18.104.22.168 failed to back up a movie. The movie was Bewitched and I believe it was a Sony Entertainment title. After reading some of the user groups about this movie, I decided to try a combination of AnyDVD 22.214.171.124/DVD Shrink 126.96.36.199/Nero 188.8.131.52. Those programs breezed through Bewitched without a hitch and made a perfect copy.
Tonight I tried to back up another Sony title, The Legend of Zorro, using AnyDVD 184.108.40.206/CloneDVD2 220.127.116.11 and had the same problem I had with Bewitched. Again, I tried using AnyDVD 18.104.22.168/DVD Shrink 22.214.171.124/Nero 126.96.36.199 - with complete success! In both cases, several other movies backed up in the same session had no problems at all using CloneDVD2. So far, these two movies are the only ones in recent memory I’ve had any problems with!
Looks like AnyDVD is doing it’s job, but I have to wonder if CloneDVD2 isn’t long overdue for a rework. It’s been six months since the last revision was issued for CloneDVD2 (July 12, 2005). Seems strange that an old program like DVD Shrink (and some others) can succeed with these Sony titles, while the latest version of CloneDVD2 fails!