Need help ripping home movie DVD'S.

  emma14 17:59 02 Nov 2009

I want to rip some home movie DVD's onto my laptop.
I've tried a few different DVD rippers, but they dont seem to work. I've tried DVD Decrypter, Handbrake and AnyDVD, but they all say the same thing.
When I put the DVD into my drive, it says there is nothing on there, that the disk is empty.
However, when I am able to play them on a DVD player, just not on my laptop.
Is there any way of fixing this problem?
Thanks in advance, any help appreciated.

  jimv7 18:02 02 Nov 2009

Finalise the disks in your dvd recorder before playing them on the computer.

  emma14 16:22 03 Nov 2009

The disks have all been finalised before trying to play them on my laptop, and yet it still doesnt work?

  mfletch 17:27 03 Nov 2009

May be you need the right Codec Pack

Have a look here click here

  eedcam 22:34 03 Nov 2009

Codecs are for playing not seeing. if the disc is finlised then perhaps you never made a dvd video but video-Vr check that . other than that does your laptop reader accept the dvd type ie - or +

  amichael 11:11 04 Nov 2009

strangely I have experienced this a few times and I simply rebooted my pc and the very firs thing I did was run dvd-decrypter and it works. I have alos noticed on rarer occasions that it would not read the dvd at all in decrypter and had to decrypt it on another pc - I think the dvd driver is probably old and becoming less stable at reading.

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