well after working on this gosh darn movie and reading for hours on end it STILL wont work! im talking about LLB ( little black book ) right now I have the lastest version of anydvd ( 188.8.131.52 ) dvdd I have ( 184.108.40.206 ) I have anydvd running in the background. it started to read VTS_03_3.VBS and gets stuck at 25% current with a 16% total and just stays there while the retries tally up. I have tried DVD shrink ( 220.127.116.11 ) and that gets stuck at 22% now my question is ..... what in the sam heck am I doing wrong? is 16 total % in decrypter the same as 22% in the analysis in DVD shrink the same spot on the dvd? I looked at the dvd and there are some small scratchs...would that do the trick or triggering this? thank you in advance. yes I am a newbie...I am learning. but I did take the common decency to search and do trial and error. but I give up on that.