Happy New Year everybody. While trying to rip an old movie DVD to ISO, AnyDVD HD stopped around 95%, as it usually does, when the DVD is scratched or somehow damaged. However, what is interesting with this one is that, when I tried to directly play the DVD with VLC, it would play normally through all movie parts (especially after a system reboot). In particular, perhaps VLC would indeed crash at some point towards the end of the movie, but, if I restarted the pc, it would then play through that point and perhaps crash somewhere else. At the end of the day, I managed to convert the entire movie to a mkv, by literally using the "recording" function of VLC until it crashed -> restart pc -> repeat recording from that point, and in the end I stitched all the pieces together in Adobe Premiere. (Yes, I know, that was A LOT of work, but I was curious to see if it's doable.) My questions are: 1) If VLC could read through all parts of the movie, why did AnyDVD HD fail? I did get that initial error that I haven't set the DVD player region code, but I doubt that is the problem, because I successfully managed to rip other DVDs from the same movie collection (and I've never had that problem in general). 2) Although I have a mkv, I would like to have a DVD ISO with the menus. After converting mkv to VOB, is it possible to use the actual VIDEO_TS.IFO file on the DVD to correctly split the large VOB file to 1GB segments, so that the menus work (after converting everything to ISO)? Thank you.