You should update "DVD-ROM
Roundup Vol.4 " with this info!
I bought this drive too based on the review and was very disappointed to find out this incompatibility with DVD shrink, and what's worse the article still doesn't mention this fact even though it's been two weeks!
It's a nice dvd-reader but not compatible with DVD shrink and I'm sure that fact is very relevant to the readers of your website/forum. Using dvd-decryptor is a poor substitute as it negates the primary reason I bought this solution for my parents ==> To make it very easy for them to backup their dvd's! The thought was insert the original, the blank, press a few buttons and viola
20-30 minutes later backup complete!
"The read failed because the sector is encrypted" error happened on every dvd we tried not just a few. I tried updating the firmware, going to previous versions, using the rpc free firmware from tdb, changing the primary/slave configurations, uninstalling the burner, nothing worked! :( Then I tried this forum, and man was I ever disappointed
to find that you knew this was an issue but had not updated the article! I was PO'd
and felt a little betrayed that this little fact wasn't even mentioned!
Well, since I bought it as a christmas present for my parents and was out of state, returning the drive wasn't exactly an option. After checking other forums, I finally found that running some background software drivers to remove the appearance of copy protection was all that was needed to get compatibility between DVD-Shrink and the Asus E616P2 I used the free version of dvd43
And everything works without a glitch - so far!
CDR-Info is my primary source for DVD info, and thank you guys so much for your reviews and getting the relevant information we need to make our purchasing decisions. I bought their nec3500 based on your reviews and have been very satisfied. I feel fairly confident this is an issue with DVD Shrink since DVD Decryptor works fine with this drive. I know you can't check software compatibility with every po-dunk program but I think you dropped the ball on this one since ngfrazier brought it up and DVD Shrink is "the" general purpose solution today. Do you readers a favor and update the article...
You guys keep up the good work, I'll keep reading!