AnyDVD and DVD Shrink appears to require a 2 phase ripping approach for some DVDs

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by Dan Zemke, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. Dan Zemke

    Dan Zemke New Member

    I'm converting some of my very old DVDs so they are less bulky when I want to view them in my RV.

    When I've tried to use DVD Shrink 3.2 to extract a Title (with AnyDVD running), it almost always works. But on two of the The Wire - Season 1 disks, DVD Shrink immediately reports: "DVD Shrink encountered an error and can not continue. Failed to read file: D:\"

    I discovered that making the rip a two-stage process worked. Specifically, "Rip Video to Harddisk" and then process the result with DVD Shrink.

    Is there a better way to do this?
  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    That's because such titles probably contain whats called "structural protection". DVDShrink hasn't been updated in many years and can't handle that protection. SP can't be removed on the fly it requires reauthoring of the disc structure (which can be done with AnyDVD + CloneDVD2), which is why you need to rip first (to remove the structural protection) and then feed that rip to shrink.

    No there's no better way other than using AnyDVD + CloneDVD2. That's the only way to do it "on-the-fly".
  3. Dan Zemke

    Dan Zemke New Member

    Your explanation was very helpful. Thank you!