Problems with Catch and Release

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by phil1970, May 9, 2007.

  1. phil1970

    phil1970 Member


    I purchased Catch and Release for my S.O. today (it was just released here) and was unable to make a back-up copy of it. The AnyDVD/CloneDVD2 combo usually works...I pulled out my bag of tricks (I work in IT so I have few tricks up my sleeve) that I use when the aforementioned combo goes awry; I tried these other combinations of things that produced a good back-up copy in similar past situations, and nothing at all would work.

    Here is a big surprise...Catch and Release is from Sony...why do they do this?

    I am a paying customer and I should be able to make a back-up copy so that my S.O. doesn't damage the original.

    Anyway, any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.:confused:
  2. G-Omaha

    G-Omaha Well-Known Member

    Which versions of the sofware are you using, what hardare are you using, and what type of error are you getting. Essentially, with what you have stated all we know is "It doesn't work for you"?

    I tried AVD-DVD + Shink and did not experience and problems.. ALso ANY-DVD Ripper and then I'll go the DVD-RB route and don't expect any problems.
    Last edited: May 9, 2007
  3. bilbo65

    bilbo65 Well-Known Member

    The current releases of AnyDVD/CloneDVD2 worked fine for me with this movie(R1)....
  4. Rich86

    Rich86 Well-Known Member

    Catch & Release

    Thanks for warning us so we can avoid purchasing this title.
  5. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    There shouldn't be a big problem with Catch & Release. It can be confusing though because the DVD has both the widescreen and fullscreen versions on it. Title 2 or 3 is the widescreen version and Title 13 is the fullscreen, I think.
  6. Franchise

    Franchise Well-Known Member

    Here's my status window for Catch and Release. Seems fishy, but I've restarted and checked it twice.

    Summary for drive E: (AnyDVD
    TSSTCORP CD/DVDW TS-H652M 0414 1002
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 1

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (parallel)

    Total size: 3850992 sectors (7521 MBytes)

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

    RCE protection not found.
    DVD structure appears to be correct.
    Structural copy protection not found.
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Bad sector protection not found.
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Based on Anydvd's status window, there's absolutely nothing special about this disc. In fact, dvdshrink should be able to handle this title by itself.

    Please give the full error message you get when using Clonedvd.
    Last edited: May 20, 2007
  8. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    There really is nothing else. Music & Lyrics was the same. Shockingly Deliver Us From Evil was well protected but then again I hadn't realized it would be a LionsGate release.

    As I said, though, there are both widescreen and fullscreen versions on the Catch & Release DVD. Now, the tricky part can be the menu when you make a backup that only includes one version of the movie. If you click Play on the menu and then accidentally pick the version of the movie that you didn't back up then it'll throw you back to the menu again but now you aren't given the option of what version to play if you click Play again. It will keep trying the nonexistent title thereby throwing you into an endless loop of annoyance. For me, I have to click the Title button on my remote, then pick the right version and then it'll play. Otherwise the only option once you've screwed up is to turn off the DVD player and turn it back on.
    Last edited: May 9, 2007
  9. Franchise

    Franchise Well-Known Member

    I haven't had any problems backing up what I buy. I'm just posting the window to show what protection there is.
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    There isn't any (except CSS).

    Oops, I thought you were the OP. :doh: Heh heh heh :eek: Me stupid. Sorry

    phil1970, do steps 8 and 9 from here please
    Last edited: May 9, 2007
  11. Rich86

    Rich86 Well-Known Member

    Actually, if all this title has is standard css encryption - DVDShrink should handle it just fine? It's the corrupt sectors and phony files that some discs have, making them a non standard compliant dvd disc, that throw DVDShrink for a loop?
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes, I keep forgetting Shrink can open standard css protected discs by itself (I rarely use the program for anything). Thank you
    Last edited: May 10, 2007
  13. Rich86

    Rich86 Well-Known Member

    As you know - I am a great fan of DVDShrink - but I do not believe I have ever used it to decrypt anything.
  14. pskelly99

    pskelly99 New Member

    Catch and Release

    I also cannot make a backup copy of my disc. My computer will not even recognize that a disc is in the drive, but the original plays fine in a DVD player.
  15. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    a) Keep your license key file backed up safely
    b) Uninstall Anydvd (start-->all programs-->Slysoft--->Anydvd-->Uninstall)
    c) Reboot
    d) Put a retail movie disc in your drive.
    e)Go to "my computer"-->the appropriate drive letter

    Do you see a video_ts folder?
    Last edited: May 10, 2007
  16. phil1970

    phil1970 Member

    Many Thanks


    Thank you to everybody that replied. I have done some suggested reading (steps for posting error messages and being more specific) and I've been enlightened.

    The problem is actually much simpler than I had anticipated; it is a defective disc!.......:eek:

    It would not play in my DVD player either...I will exchange the disc and let you all know how it turns out.

    Anyway, thank you all for your help. Please accept my apologies for what appears to have been a false alarm.
  17. Puntastik

    Puntastik New Member

    Catch And Release is on a single sided dual layer dvd...are you using a dvddl to read and decode it?
  18. customshopkv1

    customshopkv1 Well-Known Member

    I used AnyDVD and Recode to back-up the main movie only without any issues.
  19. Zeta

    Zeta Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna sound like a parrot but in my mind 99% of the errors people get doing backups are due to either a bad original disk/blank disk (dirty, defective etc.) or a drive thats going bad.:agree:
  20. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    I'll agree but I'll also add that there are a lot of user error issues, too. Heck, even I make mistakes now and then which when I realize the mistake irritates the living hell out of me because it was so stupid. I'd say there are far far more user errors that happen than anyone is willing to admit.