I have just purchased my own copy of the “You Only Live Twice” DVD. This updated version of the 1967 Sean Connery 007 film is one of 20 titles in the new DVD collection, which features Frame by Frame Digital Restoration and DTS 5.1 Audio.
I am currently running DVDFab Platinum version 184.108.40.206 under Windows XP Professional SP2.
When I attempted to copy the movie only to the hard drive in uncompressed form (DVD9), DVDFab immediately closed with no error dialogues. When I then tried to copy the entire DVD (again in DVD9) the program seemed like it was going to start normally, but after a couple of seconds an error dialogue appeared saying “Process Failed”.
I then tried the discontinued freeware DVD Decrypter 220.127.116.11 and the files were copied to the HD with no errors. Not only that, but there were no problems at all in playing the output files from the hard disk.
I then thought that I might try to use DVDFab to shrink the uncompressed files to DVD5 format, and this time everything seemed to work up to the task successfully completed dialogue. The only problem was that there was now only 1 VOB file in the folder and nothing else!
Finally I gave up on DVDFab completely at least for this DVD, although I have never encountered this problem with three other movies I also own from the same James Bond updated collection.
Just out of interest I then used DVD Shrink 3.2 on the uncompressed files, and everything was fine. Note that I did not at any time use RipIt4Me or FixVTS (both of which have now been discontinued).
Does anyone including technical support have any idea as to why I cannot use my registered copy of DVDFab Platinum without it failing with this DVD, and yet I can use both the older programs DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink with no errors whatsoever?
I have not attempted to burn the compressed files to a blank DVD +R, so I cannot say yet whether or not this will also work as expected. Will keep you posted. I have never encountered this type of problem up until now with any other of the nearly 500 DVD titles in my DVD collection, many of which are also copy protected using Sony ARcoSS, as this one appears to be. This must be I presume an unusual variant of it, which causes this particular problem with DVDFab?
Thanking anyone in advance who believes they can answer my questions,