To start with, i have a fairly large collection of movies, but lately i have noticed a "few" movies that have or seem to have a different type of protection...Remember this is only MY opinion..... the new Resident Evil 2 i was not able to rip, as soon as it got to the start of the movie,,it would lock up no matter which ripper i used. Fabdvd, dvdshrink,xcopy express,smartripper, dvddecripter,...you get the idea.then i noticed an odor (smell) coming from the disc. So just to test a theory i put it in an OLD 1X dvd rom, and used it to rip.........slowly it completed the entire dvd with no problems. AND no odor comming from the disc. Could there be a chemical that activates after spinning at a high rate of speed? by the way, i have a network of 3 computers here and all three have different DVD roms for the ripping and DVD burners for the burning prosess. Only the computer with a 1X dvd rom added to it would touch the movie. Am i loosing it or has anyone else seen this before.