How to rip DVDs with newer copy protection?
December 15, 2008 4:13 PM Subscribe
How do I work around the newer DVD copy protection?
posted by wastelands to computers & internet (19 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
Recently I tried to backup a DVD of Hancock to a hard drive via DVD Shrink. It failed with a CRC error at 8% into the disc (almost exactly where the movie starts). Handbrake also choked and showed encoding times that kept doubling indefinitely. The movie played from the actual disc mostly okay in VLC with a only slight hiccup at that beginning of movie mark. I saw at least one other person online who had trouble ripping this particular DVD.
I have heard some newer DVDs have better copy protection on them. I'm not totally sure this was the case with Hancock; maybe it was a bad disc. But in general, is there a good way to work around these schemes?
I'm on Win XP.