<><> Alkohol's VobBlanker method to successfully rip and backup "The FOG" <><> No AnyDVD, no DVD43, no hustle, no black screen, no glitches whatsoever, always 100% success. Alright, since there are tons of threads in here are having issues left to right about "The FOG", I've decided to make this simple guide, specifically for Newbies, or those that don't have AnyDVD or those that needed helps only. Yes, THE FOG has the latest Sony's protection just like "THE CAVE", it has an error of "not compressable" when you're trying to "transcode/compress" with DVD Shrink or Nero Recode 2 even if you've successfully ripped the movie into your hard drive by DVDFAB Decrypter or DVD Decrypter. To solve this problem, here's what you need to do. <><> TOOLS NEEDED <><> <> DVDFAB Decrypter 220.127.116.11 http://www.dvdidle.com/download/DVDFabDecrypter29.exe or higher http://www.dvdidle.com/free.htm <> VobBlanker 18.104.22.168 http://members.aol.com/posunplugged/jsoto/VobBlanker_2100_exe.zip <> DVD Shrink or Nero Recode 2 (your choice) *NOTE: this guide is to backup the movie (THE FOG) that you owned only. *NOTE: I've tested and played my backup and YES, it worked 100% flawlessly, watched the whole movie, no black screen, no glitches whatsoever. If you follow this guide carefully, meaning make "no mistakes" then you'll have a working "full disc" backup within roughly 50 - 70 minutes (depends on your computer specs). EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: my advise to you (anyone) is TURN OFF AnyDVD, DVD43 or other cracking engines if you have them on your system -- it's for the BEST. Make sure you don't have/run AnyDVD, DVD43 or any kind of other cracking engines on the background when you're ripping the movie with DVDFAB Decrypter and when you're "processing" the VIDEO_TS.IFO file through VobBlanker 22.214.171.124. Because if you had AnyDVD, DVD43 or other cracking engines running, then you are likely to end up with some kind of errors like "unsynchronized VOB, invalid data structure, your final files of the VIDEO_TS is smaller (1 - 2 GB), missing parts or scenes of the movie, invalid VTS, etc." I've been using VobBlanker roughly 5 months now and I've never seen/experienced such issues whatsoever. VobBlanker has never let me down, it has been "processing craps/junks, dummy cells/pgcs or encrypted sectors" with 100% of success for me, once the movie/dvd is ripped into the hard drive via DVDFAB Decrypter or DVD Decrypter. <><><> STEP 1 <><><> **Rip the movie (THE FOG) with DVDFAB Decrypter 126.96.36.199** *NOTE: make a folder in your hard drive name THE FOG and a sub-folder name VIDEO_TS inside THE FOG, then EXIT out. **NOTE: if you're trying to "transcode/compress" with Nero Recode 2 or DVD Shrink, IT WON'T WORK because of the new protection or bad/fake encrypted cells. Look at pictures for reference: <><><> STEP 2 <><><> **Process and filter out craps/junks (bad/fake/dummy cells) with VobBLanker 188.8.131.52** *NOTE: make a folder name VOBBLANKER FOG and a sub-folder name VIDEO_TS inside VOBBLANKER FOG, or you can called it anything you want, just remember that's all* **NOTE: VERY IMPORTANT HERE, IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BLANK ANY VTS or PGCS, THEN JUST FOLLOW THIS STEP BELOW and SKIP THE ABOVE STEP. <><><> STEP 3 <><><> **Transcoding and compressing with Nero Recode 2** That's it... easy as sippin' on some Hennessey. Again, if you've followed this guide and you still have some kind of issues regarding any "invalid VTS or similar", then it is obvious that you're doing something little off or maybe you've missed out something. MAKE SURE you have the latest from DVDFAB Decrypter 184.108.40.206 or higher and VobBlanker 220.127.116.11 -- I've tested and confirmed that it worked 100% flawlessly, not only just THE FOG, but Dark Water, Red Eye, FlightPlan, Wedding Crashers, The Great Raid, Madagascar, Brothers Grimm, THE CAVE, Valiant, Stealth, Lord of War, Sky High, etc. Good luck!!