Popeye movie 'disappears'

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by Chris Mitchell, Dec 11, 2020.

  1. Without wishing to be difficult, it's hard to describe this any other way...
    This is 'Popeye', a UK DVD Region 2 DVD. When trying to rip to hard drive olr use CloneDVD, AnyDVD chunters for a while and then the popup disappears. Here's the status:
    Summary for drive E: (AnyDVD HD, BDPHash.bin 20-03-11)
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 1
    Current profile: DVD-ROM
    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 1
    Total size: 2273952 sectors (4441 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: POPEYE_D1
    Media is CSS protected!
    Media is locked to region(s): 2 4!
    Video Standard: PAL

    Found & removed structural copy protection!
    Found & removed bogus title set(s)!
    RCE protection not found.
    UDF filesystem patched!
    Patched DVD volume label!
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Removed CSS copy protection!
    Found & removed 7 potential bad sector protections!
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 2!
    WARNING: Read errors on disc!

    When I try to play the movie, the language selector screen appears, allows a choice, then nothing happens, the movie simply isn't there. Logfile attached.

    FWIW, the DVD plays just fine on a Sony Blu-ray player...

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  2. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    I believe your disc and / or drive is dirty and / or defective.
    marlowe likes this.
  3. Ah well; I just tried it in a 3-month-old Bllu-Ray drive and got the same results. It's a film to watch once and then bin, after all....

  4. Balor

    Balor Well-Known Member

    Hi @Chris Mitchell
    AnyDVD Settings - Drives - Speed control - activate here "slow & quiet"!
    Then it also works with the reading of the disc!
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2020
  5. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    That is a wild guess. No anydvd setting can fix actual physical problematic sectors on a disc causing read errors.
  6. Balor

    Balor Well-Known Member

    Hi @Ch3vr0n
    Nobody denies that.
    But it is also a fact that AnyDVD detects read errors when set to "Fast" and not when set to "Slow", by some discs.
    The discs look like fresh from the factory.
    Just try it out.
    Of course, the disc should be cleaned very well before.
  7. dbminter

    dbminter Well-Known Member

    I'd have to wonder about detecting structural protection on a disc like Popeye. I mean, it's not exactly like it would be a prime candidate for pirating. But, that doesn't mean, of course, the studio wouldn't put in on the disc. I'm just wondering if it's a false positive of structural protection that is causing the problem. Maybe try disabling those kinds of scans might help. I think there's a way to do that; I just don't know it.
  8. Keeebo

    Keeebo New Member

    I had the same problem with The Job: Complete Series, Disc One, US Region 1 DVD.
    After cleaning the disc with isopropyl alcohol, problem resolved.