Okay, so I'm having trouble with DVD/blu-ray, playback and ripping and have done everything I can on my end without posting here. Anyway, on to the details (logs will be provided for a couple of examples): Software: I use AnyDVD HD and MPC for playback, and MakeMKV for ripping. My Drive is an LG HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH12LS38, firmware is latest 1.03 (problems occur on old firmware too), drivers are ancient windows default ones from 2006, there is no alternative or newer driver that I am aware of. Windows 10, fully updated AnyDVD HD version is 188.8.131.52 For early reference I have attempted the following: -complete reinstalls of everything, including the OS. -Using the programs seperately without installing the others for testing -copying other, unprotected media using the drive. -available workarounds, such as canceling the rip before it crashes and manually copying the m2ts files directly off the drive -using other playback software such as VLC -attempting to rip to an SSD instead of a standard hard drive -I would try making an ISO and using mounting software but I cant even make the iso files unless its a DVD. -Disabling SLI (no clue if this has anything to do with how the programs work but I did that anyway.) -tried half a dozen other blu-rays, to see if I just had a couple of bad discs. Basic behavior: DVDs playback without issue most of the time, however sometimes they stop abruptly, and the drive stops reading the disc. Ripping through any method is flawless and causes no problems what-so-ever. Blu-ray playback for old blu-rays (the matrix/the crow) behaves like DVDs do, flawlessly or with the same issue as DVDs. Ripping however does not work. Newer blu-ray films encounter errors in ripping faster than old ones. (log files for two examples provided) Newer blu-rays have significantly faster stoppage with playback, and encounter ripping errors faster than old ones. stutter does not occur. playback/ripping cease completely and the drive stops reading the disc. Ripping causes serious issues with my computer when I attempt it on a disc that wont work. For example, attempting to abort locks the computer if ripping is able to start. Sometimes it doesn't start, and just freezes the program completely or crashes explorer entirely. I also suspect some conflict may be occurring between AnyDVD HD and MakeMKV although I have no idea why. For instance if I try to copy the disc without decrypting in makeMKV, anyDVD will start processing the disc even though it did so anyway when I put it in the drive. Sometimes anyDVD scans the disc, and then my computer ejects the disk asking me to insert one. this can happen multiple times before everything seems fine. and I can try again. my drive has no issues copying CDs or anything and copys anything I burn unrelated to movies without issue. Specific errors: Sector errors with AnyDVD when trying to rip via folder structure, trying to rip to ISO results in lockups and no error or the PC things there is no disc in the drive. MakeMKV gives me OS errors saying there is no disc in the drive or crashes when trying to verify m2ts files. however the file it locks up on is random every time. the same is true when just making a backup. As stated before the drive stops reading the disc immediately after an error occurs. however the drive is not overheating. not sure if this is important information but blu ray ripping speed while it is working, before it crashes is slower in drive spin speed than when ripping a DVD. (1.6x or 2x vs 8x or higher, all such settings are at their default values, I have not messed with this.) All DVDs or Blu-ray discs I have tried were purchased from the local store, in this case best buy or ordered on amazon. the logs I have provided were from copies purchased at the local stores. any advice on process of elimination here?