stranger than fiction

Discussion in 'Third Party Products' started by The Grape Ape, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. The Grape Ape

    The Grape Ape New Member

    anydvd says it decodes but when my dvd xcopy fires up it encounters a problem with xpress and kicks out.

    Summary for drive D: (AnyDVD
    HP DVD WRITER 640C JS04 CNL930121C
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 1

    Media is a Data DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rom (version 1), Layers: 2 (opposite)
    Size of first Layer: 2084960 sectors (4072 MBytes)
    Total size: 4169920 sectors (8144 MBytes)

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

    RCE protection not found.
    DVD structure appears to be correct.
    Found & removed structural copy protection (Arccos, Puppetlock)!
    Found & removed bogus title set!
    Found & removed Autorun from Video DVD!
    Found & removed 83 bad sector protections!
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 1!
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Works fine with Clonedvd
  3. G-Omaha

    G-Omaha Well-Known Member

    Maybe the product advertising should change.

    "Works with all DVD copying, such as CloneDVD, and all DVD player software".

    The recent "disclaimers" that indicate that it works fine with Clonedvd is fine; but, that's not why many purchased the product. Clonedvd does work; however, the "Shrink" quiality, when compared to DVD Shrink leaves some, like me, wanting for a "cleaner"copy. Also the Copy created by Clonedvd can not be processed by "other" DVD copying software.
  4. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Comon dood.... :D

    That answer is wearing real thin.

    If it don't work with anything but Clone now, then Clone outta be bundled with it as a "patch".

  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator


    James said ripping with Clonedvd2 should allowed you to import into Shrink.
  6. jjanoch

    jjanoch Well-Known Member

    Well guys I also don't think it is Slysoft's job to fix any problem that might be happening between AnyDVD and other software. They offer the complete package, if you choose not to use it, then don't come crying here.

    It would of course be different if they only made the AnyDVD product, then being compatible with everything else and quickly responding to any problem with a foreign product would be important.

    That being said they seem to go out of their way to try and deal with all these issues and be the "competitor" friendly product.

    I understand the quick answer given by Webslinger can get redundant, but if it is true...the problem might lie elsewhere.
  7. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    I'll assume that was at me. :D

    Up until Saw 3, AnyDVD in fact *did* work with all the ripping/burning software out there. So yes... it's overall utility (read net value) has taken a step backwards in the last month.

    And to keep the facts straight, Slysoft *only* makes AnyDVD, CloneDVD etc are made by Elaborate Bytes (Elby) in a whole different place. The fact that Slysoft has a marketing agreement with Elby is of no personal interest to the sole consumer of AnyDVD. I didn't buy it to work with Elby's CloneDVD. I don't LIKE Elby's CloneDVD. I DO like AnyDVD, even though I like it a little less in the past month. Get it?

  8. jjanoch

    jjanoch Well-Known Member

    You're right, maybe they should change the marketing program. All I can go by is the logo's at the top of the forums....I don't see any of those "other" programs up there.

    And the fact that all these threads are being collected under "third party" they seem to be offering assistance but they are definately being separated
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2007

    RAMROD Well-Known Member

    why would you not like clondvd2 ???
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I moved the thread here, because I figured someone with dvd xcopy might be familiar with what's going on or can provide further assistance. Given that Anydvd ripper + Shrink can provide a main movie backup of this title, it seems to me the same could be done for other products as well that can't handle the crazy Sony structures.
  11. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    OK, to say "I don't like it" is prolly a little too strong. But for ME it doesn't stand up to DVDShrink or Nero Recode both for sheer user utility (control over the processes) or for the quality of the transcoder.

    The upside of CloneDVD2 is that you don't need separate burning software to burn your DVD once it's done with it. But since a whole lot of people alredy have Nero, that upside is moot to many. I also think CloneDVD2 is a lot easier for Noobs to use. But I'm no Noob. So that's moot here.

    Nero is the #1 burning software on the planet, DVDShrink is the #1 DVD tool on the planet. (both in terms of total market penetration) So *a* legitimate point of view is: "If your product doesn't work with them... it just doesn't work."

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2007
  12. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    You won't see "other" programs at the top of the pages because this is a Slysoft forum.
    I have the about same issues with AnyDVD as Clams Canino.
    I really don't care for CloneDVD so I don't use it. I was much happier with AnyDVD when it worked with my softwares of preference.....that's why I purchased it. If I didn't own it now I most likely would not purchase it because I'm using it less frequently each week.
    I also understand why people like the simplicity and ease of use of CloneDVD and I understand Slysoft's reasoning, as a business, to continue to develop support for their products and not competing products. They are a business and want, like all business', to make all the money.
  13. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Just so we're clear... Slysoft didn't engineeer this fiasco on purpose.

    Elby's CloneDVD2 hasn't been updated since 12/13/06, long before this SAW3 crap started. In other words CloneDVD just plain got lucky while at the same time those of us that used other rippers and burners got "unlucky".

    That said... I'm sure if CloneDVD2 was one of the programs that horked a lung with the new Sony protections, AnyDVD would be taking care of those protections by now. Our bad luck was Elby's good luck. Cod knows how many extra copies of CloneDVD2 have sold thanks to this mess.

  14. customshopkv1

    customshopkv1 Well-Known Member

    Then just use cloneDVD2 and anyDVD to the hard drive and then run shrink if that is what you like.
  15. Cracker

    Cracker New Member

    Try DVDFab decrypter

    Worked for me with DVDFab.
    Seems AnyDVD is much slower on getting the updates out for many of these films.
    Hate to say it since I spent the bucks on AnyDVD first, but after downloading the trial for DVDFab and getting better results I'm thinking of buying that.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2007
  16. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Does DVDFAB burn - or does it need a 3rd party burner??

  17. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    DVDFab does it all and is quite versatile. It has a fully functional 30 day trial and I haven't found a movie that it won't work on. Platinum will do Movie Only-Movie only with Menus or Full Movie.
  18. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    So, use CloneDVD to rip to harddisk (disabling compression) & Shrink to compress. Very simple, and allows you "pre tuning" of titlesets in CloneDVD.
  19. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    This is what I do all the time when I use clonedvd2.
  20. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    So we should all just pony up for CloneDVD2 to use as an expensive band-aid so we can use Shrink, like we did last month before Saw3 ?

    Heh.... I got a bridge I wanna sell you. :D