anydvd decrypts but shrink cannot compress

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by markymark, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. markymark

    markymark Member

    anydvd seems to be working correctly but shrink says "cannot continue, sector encrypted" on many many movies. beginning to think dvdfab is a better product as it can break anything it seems.
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Click this please
    (Anydvd ripper is required for some Sony/Lionsgate releases)

    And no dvdfab isn't better, because it requires you to rip everything first.
  3. markymark

    markymark Member

    Some aren't even sony. "night at the museum" does something that makes my DVD drive disappear to shrink, fab, AND anydvd. It's weird....ever heard of such a thing?
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Do steps 3 and 4 from here please.

    Step 4 requires you to post information

    Also do step 8 from here please
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  5. Rich86

    Rich86 Well-Known Member


    but didn't you just point this person at the AnyDVD ripper as a solution which also rips everything first?
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That's only a required solution for some Sony/Lionsgate releases--and Shrink (and to a lesser extent, Recode).

    Whereas for everything else, Anydvd ripper is not required.

    DVDfab requires you to rip everything first, regardless of what third party program you're using--and regardless of what film you're using. Anydvd doesn't.
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  7. Rich86

    Rich86 Well-Known Member

    DVDFab vs. DVDFabDeCryptor

    I'm not starting a debate - and I realize one is expected to always wave the Slysoft flag when posting in this forum - but you should probably be sure to indicate that you are speaking of the free DVDFabDeCryptor in your comments - as opposed to the full DVDFab package, which is much more powerful with many options - and not free, of course.
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    You can't directly compare Anydvd to dvdfab platinum since dvdfab platinum tries to be an all in one solution. Anydvd is primarily a decrypter. That said, I could not possibly disagree more that dvdfab (any package) offers a more powerful decrypter than Anydvd.

    1. dvdfab doesn't help me when I want to play original discs on my system from other regions
    2. dvdfab doesn't offer subtitle transparency on the fly when I want to watch dvd movies
    3. dvdfab does not decrypt on the fly, allowing me to use almost any other program I want--faster for almost all releases (with the exception of some of the newer Sony/Lionsgate releases; and for that Anydvd ripper since now provides full disc backups with Shrink )

    dvdfab also doesn't do the following:

    # Prevents automatic launching of 'PC-friendly' software on video DVDs
    # Allows adjustment of your monitor refresh rate for both NTSC and PAL monitors
    # Allows execution of external programs on disc insertion and removal
    # Allows speed control of your DVD drives
    # Works transparently for the operating system: DVDs can be shared over the network and copied with the command prompt or with Windows Explorer, etc"

    So purely examinging these programs as decrypters, Anydvd offers far more flexibility. And that's a fact.

    If you want to argue that dvd platinum burns, converts to other formats, etc., that's good and fine, but Anydvd isn't intended do accomplish those things. dvdfab is certainly intended to decrypt, and on that level, it doesn't offer what Anydvd can.

    Dvdfab's real competing product to Anydvd was dvd region +css free/dvdidle, and that program hasn't been updated since Oct. 2006; consequently it can't handle new protections. Since development on that program is on hold indefinitely it's now become freeware (for the most part).

    One more additional benefit is that when you buy Anydvd, unlike dvdfab, you're not supporting the use of commercializing stolen code
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  9. Rich86

    Rich86 Well-Known Member

    Slysoft flag waving

    Yes - like I said - I understand your total commitment to Slysoft products and don't have a problem with that. I was only pointing out the difference between the free DVDFabDeCrytor vs. DVDFab in terms of your comment in response to the original question.
    I think I made it pretty clear I wasn't entering into a debate about which product may or may not be superior to the other for any given user for any given purpose in any given situation. Nor did I suggest anywhere that I considered the DVDFab product line to be superior in any way to Slysoft products.
    But somehow, regardless of how carefully some of us word our posts, it turns into a "why Slysoft programs are better" string - and I'm not interested in participating in that, since it isn't related to my comments, and I don't particularly believe any specific program is always the best for all needs.
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I have some serious criticisms with some of them, actually.

    My comments actually apply to both programs (with respect to the decrypter). I do respect that dvdfab platinum does a lot of other things besides merely decrypt.
  11. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    Just to add my two cents, since I've had the same problem in the past when I rip with DVD Decrypter (with AnyDVD running in the background), sometimes Shrink can't compress. So, I use CloneDVD2 to handle the entire back-up process and all is great. And, I'm pretty sure it's the Sony protections that's causing the problems.
  12. Rich86

    Rich86 Well-Known Member

    Yes - you are most likely correct, as AnyDVD cannot always clean out the corrupt sectors and phony files and junk sometimes inserted into commercially released dvd's on the fly - which is why you end up having to use a batch type ripper capable of cleaning up this junk - such as CloneDVD2 in conjunction with AnyDVD - or the AnyDVD ripper - or RipIt4Me - or one of the DVDFab programs.