Copying Interactive DVDs, why so difficult

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by JohnnySH, May 29, 2021.

  1. JohnnySH

    JohnnySH Member

    Hello Guys

    OK let me say I think ANYDVD is by far the best and most professional solution for archiving film DVDs, I am very impressed with the results and have been a long time customer of CLONE CD / CLONE DVD and AnyDvd when they were elaborate bytes, So I have been on a long journey...

    The only thing AnyDVD can not do well, is archive/backup some of my tricky interactive DVDs to ISO image

    These below are problematic to archive ??

    1) Play Your Card Right DVD
    2) Telly Addicts 2 DVD

    I also have a few more...

    I have tried a few programs but none of them seem to work

    AnyDvd shows better signs at the start when launching the ISO and playing in Power DVD, but half way through the game, odd things happen that don't when playing the DVD

    Just wondered if there were any settings I should change in ANYDVD when ripping to ISO as at the moment I have left everything on default as I do for ripping DVD films

    Maybe I am expecting too much from AnyDVD, but would be great if I could archive these interactive DVDs

    Thank you for any help in advance

  2. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    As AnyDVD is not generally to be used to rip a DVD to iso (and you get a warning when you do), you might be better served to use CloneDVD or CloneCD to make the iso. A lot has to do with what is on the DVD. An AnyDVD log would be needed if you want a developer to have a look.
  3. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    Can you tell me whats this about? I always use AnyDVD to backup DVDs as iso and I have no issues. No, I haven't watched many of them, but when I needed to convert something it always went fine. And I'm using it for years now.
  4. JohnnySH

    JohnnySH Member

    I agree, I too also use rip to image (ISO) in AnyDVD and play the image back in Power DVD player and have no issues, it works flawlessly, and plays back faster in Power DVD than iso's generated in other ripping software (WinX DVD) & DVDFab etc

    All rippers to ISO work, but with AnyDvd Rip to ISO, the film launches quicker by a second or two when watching in Power DVD, so I have NO complaints about the DVD to ISO rip in AnyDVD

    not sure what all the warning / fuss is about with anydvd Rip to Iso either

  5. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    In addition, it is called AnyDVD, so why should there be an issue? And why I get not warning when I rip the DVD to Folder (at least I did this years ago before I went to iso and can't remeber a warning)? Where is the difference?
  6. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Please post AnyDVD logfiles.
  7. JohnnySH

    JohnnySH Member

    Here is one of the log files for Telly Addicts 2 DVD that will not image


    Attached Files:

  8. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    Simple. Such dvd's arent normal DVD's, they're in whats called "Mixed Mode", which consists of a video portion (anydvd can read/interpret/rip) and a DATA portion. I believe they don't use a standard Mode2 file TOC or UDF 1.02 filesystem. Then there's the issue that nowhere on the product page states anydvd supports such discs, or dvd's with a data portion.
  9. DeepSpace

    DeepSpace Well-Known Member

    Are you referring to the OPs interactive DVDs or to a standard movie DVD?
    Because I talk about a standard DVD.

    I think I had some DVDs with additional data in the past (I haven't watched of course), but they ripped to iso without an issue.
  10. JohnnySH

    JohnnySH Member

    Here is another log file of play your card right interactive DVD that also will not image correctly

    Thank you

    Attached Files:

  11. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    You're using a severely outdated SLYSOSFT based anyDVD version (7695). Slysoft is dead, it's OPD is dead you may need to update for anydvd to properly handle that disc. NOTE: SLYSOFT keys do NOT work with anydvd v8.0.0.0 and above! You will need a new license key
  12. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Try to disable "copy protection based on ...". And consider buying a new AnyDVD license.
  13. JohnnySH

    JohnnySH Member


    Thank you for your reply

    I did try the trial with the new version, still no joy, so no point in purchasing newer version, if it still can not image these dvds, though will try your switch option

  14. JohnnySH

    JohnnySH Member

    Sadly this did not work

    read error when this option unticked

    Error reading from drive F:!
    Sectors: 992-1023
    Sectors: 1024-1055

    So given up with expecting And DVD to succeed imaging this type of DVD

    Don't know why these interactive DVDs are so hard to image, why can't you do a bit for bit image of the disc, guess it all about the protection ?
  15. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    From the Global FAQ:
  16. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    CloneCD works pretty well with mixed DVDs and has an iso function. You can ignore it or try it. You said in your initial post you had it.