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"free zone" crc error

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by juandela, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. juandela

    juandela Member

    using anydvd and clonedvd (with great success until now).

    no matter what i do i get "data error: cyclic redundancy check". it's clean, and the error occurs right around 1% converted.

    i even went back and tried dvdshrink and decriptor (still with anydvd running) and i get the same error.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2007
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    1. Do step 8 from here, so we can see what you're using

    2. Download Nero cd-dvd speed. It's a free program. Select the tab labeled "scandisc". Select the appropriate drive letter, and click "start". If Nero cd-dvd speed reports read errors, your disc is bad and needs to be exchanged--even if it plays fine.
  3. juandela

    juandela Member

    sorry, i obviously didn't read the "read this first"

    Summary for drive D: (AnyDVD
    LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S KS09 2005/06/14 21:34
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 1

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 1
    Total size: 2157459 sectors (4213 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: FreeZone
    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!

    the nero prog found 5 bad sectors and although 99.8% is good, .2% is bad. is there a way to work around it?
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    If the disc is bad, it's bad. There's not much you can do. You can try cleaning it, but you said it's clean.

    Are you experiencing issues with all retail discs--or just this one?

    If you want to, you can do this, but the evidence you presented here strongly indicates you're using a faulty disc.
  5. juandela

    juandela Member

    just this one.

    i've been having playback issues after burn i just read a thread explaining that my taiwan-made maxell discs may be most of the problem.
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator


    Use Taiyo Yuden Premium, Verbatims, Maxell Plus, or Maxell Broadcast Quality
  7. juandela

    juandela Member

    don't suppose you have a place to get good deals on the brands you mentioned.

  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I don't live in the United States, sorry.

    Some people like rima.com for Taiyo Yuden

    Maxell Broadcast Quality isn't cheap, but it's very high quality stuff.
  9. juandela

    juandela Member

    i don't see taiyo yuden premium. will any of the taiyo's suffice?

    this one is really quite inexpensive. will it work?
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I don't know if those are the value line, which I would personally avoid.
    Try here
  11. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    You can get Ty's from here. They have some good deals from time to time. Even their regular $28-$32 per 100, is still very good for the quality.

    You can also get the Verbatim +R DL from them also. They are here. These are the best DL media.
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  13. customshopkv1

    customshopkv1 Well-Known Member

    That's a good deal, plus you get free shipping (bonus).:clap:
  14. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Please use AnyDVD beta, it will fix your problem.
  15. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

    The new beta can read past CRC errors?
  16. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Read the change log to see what the beta can do: 2007 06 14
    - New (DVD): Added support for a new copy protection to the option to remove
    "Protection based on unreadable Sectors", e.g. "Free Zone", R1, US

    and the title of this thread is:

    "free zone" crc error
  17. sheep

    sheep Well-Known Member

    Does anybody know what protection this is. Arccos? Is this protection very different from arccos? Is it a sony disc?
  18. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Don't know the "name" of the protection. But "names" are often incorrect anyway. What I thought being Protect-DVD may be called X-Protect. Maybe it is nor the "real" Protect-DVD? Until today, nobody knows what the real name for "Puppetlock" is...

    Call it what you like, it is one of the many "CRC Error" protections.

    Some observations:
    1.) I don't think it is Arccos, although it works similar.
    2.) I don't think it is based on RipGuard or PuppetLock
    3.) It is not a Sony Disc (as per amazon.com)
    4.) The rental version of "Der Freie Wille" (German) had a similar protection (wasn't a Sony disc, either)
  19. sheep

    sheep Well-Known Member

    Hm, thats strange. Maybe a new one?