Can't Rip Commercial DVD or Even Watch (99% of time)

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discotom

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Hi

I bought the 3 DVD set Our Father's Plan from Ignatius Press. It is a Region 1 DVD but I live in the UK. I therefore changed my laptop (HP Pavillion i7) DVD drive to Region 1 as well.

I want to rip the DVDs to have the movie files on my home shared drive and also watch on my tablets.

I tried to play the dvd using VLC media player on my laptop but i just got errors. When trying to look at the contents of the DVDs using windows explorer, it basically says the DVD is empty (it's not though). I tried on 3 other laptops too but same result. Then I tried on an old PC and saw the DVD contents but still couldnt play.

I downloaded Handbrake to try to rip it but it couldnt find any content to rip. I also tried using Handbrake with a new libdvdcss-2.dll file in order to be able to decrypt it but it said it couldnt as it was copyright protected.

I downloaded WinX DVD Ripper Platinum but it also couldnt read the contents and said the dvd was corrupted.

I tried AnyDVD and it too just gave an error.

Finally I downloaded PowerDVD16 (trial version) and it was able to play the DVD no problem.

However, I still want to be able to rip the DVDs - has anyone any ideas why PowerDVD16 worked but nothing else did and/or anyway i can get the ripped files??

I appreciate any help you can give.

Thx

Tom
 

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Howdy and welcome. You may want to re-read the rules page, as we don't assist with bypassing that stuff. As a result, I'm closing this.

thanks,

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