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  1. Has anyone been successful in ripping Fantastic Mr. Fox. I have tried DVDecrypter and DVDFab 6 with no luck. I'm trying to determine if I have a bad DVD or is this a new anti-copy scheme.
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  2. I'm also having problems on a MAC with Mac the ripper. It seems the software thinks the file is bigger than it actually is and gives me the error "won't fit on DVD"
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    I read a similar thing with surrogates, they said when you looked at the dvd in windows explorer it would say it was 49GBs.
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  4. It appears that the disc was defective. Returned it for a news one. No problems ripping disc.
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    A defective disc? That's the best copy protection ever.
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    Originally Posted by lowellriggsiam View Post
    I read a similar thing with surrogates, they said when you looked at the dvd in windows explorer it would say it was 49GBs.
    There must be a rash of defective discs that produce huge backup files.

    I tried to backup my South Park Season Thirteen(released 03-16-10). The first disc backup was 42GB and the second was 38GB.

    BTW-I have never had a disc that I could NOT backup with DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink(sometimes FixVTS needed).

    I was at my wits end, installed a trial version of AnyDVD and CloneDVD, and was able to backup the entire set.

    I noticed on the Slysoft forums there are posts about other DVDs with the same problem:
    Princess and the Frog
    Space Buddies
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    JMO-I hope these are just flukes and not a sign of state-of-the-art copy protection. I like DVD Decrypter and Shrink, not crazy about AnyDVD; it clashes with Imgburn, plus it's quite pricey.
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  7. What the studios are doing is adding 99 VTS titles with incorrect pointers, when you pop the DVD in a DVD-ROM drive the OS reports a huge file. This type of copy-protection is going to be the standard for the time being because it's effective. DVDFab Passkey or AnyDVD will defeat it, you can also select Main Movie in DVDFab.
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    With as irritating as the newer protections are I cannot help but be impressed with their ingenuity.
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    Originally Posted by emsdallas View Post

    BTW-I have never had a disc that I could NOT backup with DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink(sometimes FixVTS needed).
    That has more to do with your taste in films than anything else. If you were a big fan of releases by Disney or Sony, you'd have seen this problem long ago.


    Originally Posted by emsdallas View Post
    JMO-I hope these are just flukes and not a sign of state-of-the-art copy protection.
    No, it's state of the art copy protection. Most studios don't use it due to cost, but some do use it.
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    Originally Posted by jman98 View Post
    Originally Posted by emsdallas View Post

    BTW-I have never had a disc that I could NOT backup with DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink(sometimes FixVTS needed).
    That has more to do with your taste in films than anything else. If you were a big fan of releases by Disney or Sony, you'd have seen this problem long ago.


    Originally Posted by emsdallas View Post
    JMO-I hope these are just flukes and not a sign of state-of-the-art copy protection.
    No, it's state of the art copy protection. Most studios don't use it due to cost, but some do use it.
    I agree about my taste in films. I don't have ANY Disney dvd's; Sony--I don't know off the top of my head.

    I am a 57 female and have gradually lost interest in the current releases.

    Thanks for the feedback!
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    Originally Posted by MOVIEGEEK View Post
    What the studios are doing is adding 99 VTS titles with incorrect pointers, when you pop the DVD in a DVD-ROM drive the OS reports a huge file. This type of copy-protection is going to be the standard for the time being because it's effective. DVDFab Passkey or AnyDVD will defeat it, you can also select Main Movie in DVDFab.
    Thanks for the info. I was trying to understand just WTF was happening.

    I tried using FixVTS, but gave up because it was taking hours.
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    ...as irritating as the newer protections are I cannot help but be impressed with their ingenuity.
    On the flip side of that coin...I can't help but be amazed at the depth of their shortsightedness, their unmitigated stupidity, and their complete lack of ethics.

    At this point in time, the "state of the art" in "copy protection" involves (intentional) structural defects, invalid cells, phony title sets, bad sectors, and a filesystem which is so completely screwed up, it can only be described as insanity. The last time I put one of these abominations into a dvd player, I could hear the drive hopping around the disk like a flea on amphetamines...frantically trying to cope with the madness it was confronted with.

    While that may be acceptable (or maybe even something to be expected) at a science fair for future-mad-scientist children, the concept of intentionally damaging a product that produces revenue you depend on...is undeniably stupid. Rule #1 of respectable business is "Don't screw your customers".

    To be fair, not all studios are guilty of this reprehensible conduct. Some are (apparently) capable of running an honest cost-benefit analysis.
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