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.
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?
but didn't you just point this person at the AnyDVD ripper as a solution which also rips everything first?
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.
as opposed to the full DVDFab package, which is much more powerful with many options
Yes - like I said - I understand your total commitment to Slysoft products
I was only pointing out the difference between the free DVDFabDeCrytor vs. DVDFab in terms of your comment in response to the original question
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.