The first time I tried to backup the disk with RipIt4Me and it got about half way through the disk and gave me some obscure error, probably something about a lack of memory or whatever.
Then I tried DVDFab HD Decrypter with default settings and it says it read the disk fine and I used DVD Shrink to burn the disk. The disk works somewhat, but a lot of the video looks like a bad over the air digital image, really scrozzled.
Then, after reading the tips here, I enabled Pathplayer and let Platinum 188.8.131.52 read and write the DVD. That is the one that plays the first two screens and stops playing any more video.
I will try the suggestion to use an alternative burn engine....doesn't DVD Shrink use Nero? I have Nero too... it is older.. 184.108.40.206
Thanks one and all!