evaluating covenant and sony

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by RedfishDan, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. RedfishDan

    RedfishDan Member

    Hey All,

    New to anydvd, all in all this seems to be a great product.


    I appear to have issues when backing up sony and lions gate films.
    I have used cloneDVD2 and anydvd to attempt a backup of the DVD Covenant. In a nut shell about 51 percent of the way in I get an unrecoverable read error.

    Saw some posts about using dvdshrink to get this done, but I was wondering if anyone has had success using only clonedvd2 and anydvd?
    Any suggestions welcome.

    Thanks in Advance for Assiatnce.
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  3. RedfishDan

    RedfishDan Member

    Thanks for the quick responses.

    I am trying to backup the disk one more time using the ripper provided with anydvd. If this does not work I will provide the requested information from steps 8 and 9.

    I may have to agree with you that this is a bad disk. When I run neroCDSpeed it show many errors. I was unsure if this was due to the disk or due to some sort of intentional copy protection. I did buy this 2nd hand. One persons trash is another mans treasure :)

    If the rip does not work I will provide the information from steps 8 and 9

    thanks to all
  4. RedfishDan

    RedfishDan Member

    Ok recieved an error message using the ripper provided with anydvd.

    Question 8 Answer
    Summary for drive D: (AnyDVD
    HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B DL13 010119060A85B82763
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 1

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
    Size of first Layer: 2084960 sectors (4072 MBytes)
    Total size: 4043029 sectors (7896 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: THE_COVENANT
    Media is CSS protected!
    Video Standard: NTSC
    Media is locked to region(s): 1!

    RCE protection not found.
    Found & removed wrong DVD structure!
    Structural copy protection not found.
    Found & removed Autorun from Video DVD!
    Bad sector protection not found.
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!

    Question 9
    FileIO 3 VTS_05_1.VOB 400445440 382976

    Other than system resources the only program running was anydvd. The system was basically dedicated to anydvd.
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I suspect your original disc is faulty.

    That said, I thought, for some reason the disc had Arccos protection on it. I guess not.
  6. RedfishDan

    RedfishDan Member

    Thanks for the assitance, I was thinking it was a bad original. Oh well I got it cheap anyhow. With a 9 month old Son I like to have backups instead of copies hanging around.

    Even with this issue, anydvd is a great product.

    I am also wondering if it may be the burner/reader I am using.
    LG 4167B.
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    If you're not having problems with most discs, then I doubt it.
  8. RedfishDan

    RedfishDan Member

    Rock On!!!!!
  9. Crusher

    Crusher Well-Known Member

    Yes, this is strange. I'm not following Sony's train of thought here. Why is there no Arccos on this title? It was released in 2006 i believe, and Arccos protected DVD's came out in 2005. Also, Ghost Rider didn't have it either. You would think that a big title like that would have more than CSS especially coming from Sony after seeing what they did to Casino Royale and other titles released around the same time. This just stumps me. :confused:
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Well, I think the reason is related to this:
  11. Crusher

    Crusher Well-Known Member

    Although that is interesting, it does not fully explain this. Why is it only a select few titles without Arccos, and that report was written in April which stated that the Arccos system had since been updated after the problem. So why would a disc released in late June be affected?
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Sony since that point Sony had either reduced the number of dummy files/bad sector protections (as anydvd shows, we saw a ton on R1 Casino Royale)--or have stopped using that protection entirely in some cases. Does that mean Sony has given up entirely? I doubt it. The Covenant may have just been an anomaly. Maybe Sony felt it wasn't big enough of a movie to warrant putting tons of protection on it.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2007
  13. Crusher

    Crusher Well-Known Member

    The Covenant was released before Casino Royale, Open Season, Pursuit of Happyness, etc. So this still puzzles me. Ghost Rider was a big ticket movie, but maybe after what happened on those other titles, they decided to halt it. Maybe this had something to do with it being a big ticket movie, that could produce millions of unplayable discs. As for Sony giving up, never. The flames have died, but the embers are still burning hot.