Rush hour 3 and Mr. Woodcock playback issues.

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by SoulForge, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. SoulForge

    SoulForge New Member

    I'm having some playback issues with Rush hour 3 and Mr. Woodcock. I am using the latest version of Anydvd and I rip the movies to harddrive with dvd shrink or CloneDVD. I burn the ISO files to disc (DVD +R) using clone dvd or Nero. The problems I'm having with these two titles are a first for me, and I've backed-up newer Dvds since these two with no playback problems. They both do the same thing, about 15 min into the movie, they start to skip and freeze. I use Quality media, and have made several attempts to back them up with the same results each time. Is it a new copyguard problem, or does clonedvd or anydvd have issues with these titles?
  2. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Both movies use X-Protect copy protection and are from New Line. You should rip them with AnyDVD and CloneDVD or use the AnyDVD ripper. Both methods should work and have been tested by numerous people. Ripping a disc with X-Protect with DVD Shrink and AnyDVD in the background is not recommended and tends to result in exactly what you are describing although, from what I've seen the problems with DVD Shrink tend to start around Chapter 4. Try using the AnyDVD ripper and then processing the output with DVD Shrink and see how it plays. Test to see how it plays from your HDD before burning anything.

    Make sure you are using the latest version of AnyDVD which is If you aren't then please update. You can download the file here:

    With AnyDVD installed please do the following:

    a) Ensure Anydvd is running.
    b) Put the problematic original disc in your optical drive/reader. Wait for Anydvd to scan the disc.
    c) Right click the red fox icon on your toolbar.
    d) Select "Create Logfile"
    e) Wait for Anydvd to create a log file.
    f) A pop-up screen will appear. Take note of the location where Anydvd created the logfile and the logfile's name. Click "ok".
    g) Go to your My Documents folder
    h) You will see a zip file called "" (or something similar; see step f)
    i) When replying or posting in the Slysoft forums, look for the icon that looks like
    j) If you don't see that paperclip icon, click the "go advanced" button. You should see that icon now. Click the paperclip.
    k) A small pop-up screen should appear (if it doesn't please ensure your browser is enabled to allow pop-ups from the Slysoft forums)
    l) Click the "Browse" button, and locate and select the .zip file you created.
    m) click "upload"
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2008
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    1. Update your burner's firmware (if available)

    2. Use good quality media (Memorex, Ritek, Princo, Fuji, TDK from Costco, and Maxell that are not made in Japan are not good quality media). Are you using inferior blank media? If you're not using Taiyo Yuden (not Valueline), Verbatim, Maxell Plus, or Maxell Broadcast Quality, then chances are the answer is yes.
    If you use poor quality blank media, then you should expect problems.


    3. Try lowering your burn speed a little (if you have a 16x burner and 16x rated media try writing to it at 12x or 8x instead of 16x)

    4. If you're using +R, +RW, or +R DL media, change the booktype to "dvd-rom" (step 3)

    5. Avoid sticker labels (they tend to cause problems)

    6. Try setting a custom size of 4300 in whatever burning program you're using (but if you're using good media, you shouldn't have to) if you're using regular single layer dvd-5 (4.7GB) discs.

    7. Download Nero cd-dvd speed. It's a free program. Select the tab labeled "scandisc". Insert the problematic backup disc, select the appropriate drive letter, and click "start". If Nero cd-dvd speed reports read errors, your backup is bad (which is the most likely case), your optical drive may be slowly dying, or your optical drive simply doesn't like the disc (or your choice of blank media)--even if the disc looks fine.

    Bad burn quality is notorious around the end of discs (see step 6)
    and also at layer breaks when using low quality DL media (use Verbatim +R DL media made in Singapore or MAM-A 8x +R DL, and change the booktype to "dvd-rom")
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Don't. Use Anydvd ripper first or use Clonedvd.

    How about when playing them on your computer?

    1) What blank media are you using? Specify a) brand name b)type (-R, +R, -RW, +RW, RAM, DL, etc.) c)media code, d) capacity/size, e) batch codes/serial codes (often found printed on the inner plastic hub of the blank disc), and f)country (factory information would be great as well, if possible) where the media was made (look on the physical packaging; do not rely on programs to accurately give you this information).

    If you don't know how to obtain media codes, you may find the following programs useful: and

    2) At what speed are you burning your blank media?