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Old 08-23-02, 12:15 PM
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What is ASPI?

and why is it preventing me from backing up a dvd? and yes i own the dvd so i'm not breaking any laws. i'm trying to use dvd ripping software (smartripper) to make a copy of my dvd but when i launch the program i keep getting the error message "ASPI not foud" and then something about the drive being locked. i even downloaded ASPI v4.71 from Adaptec but i still get the same message. anyone know what this is all about?
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Old 08-23-02, 12:58 PM
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This is sometimes an issue with SmartRipper. To get around it play the DVD to unlock the drive...then run SmartRipper.


I can also email an ASPI dll to you if you want...you just throw it in your system32 dir and you shouldnt get ASPI errors.

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Old 08-23-02, 01:00 PM
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Originally posted by palebluedot
This is sometimes an issue with SmartRipper. To get around it play the DVD to unlock the drive...then run SmartRipper.
thanks for the tip. would you suggest i use a different program? or is smartripper a good choice overall?
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Old 08-23-02, 01:03 PM
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Originally posted by broadwayblue


thanks for the tip. would you suggest i use a different program? or is smartripper a good choice overall?
Well I like SmartRipper...I think its the best but there are others you can try.

Go to www.vcdhelp.com as there is a lot of help in this area.

I can also email an ASPI dll to you if you want...you just throw it in your system32 dir and you shouldnt get ASPI errors.
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Old 08-23-02, 01:08 PM
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Originally posted by palebluedot


Well I like SmartRipper...I think its the best but there are others you can try.

Go to www.vcdhelp.com as there is a lot of help in this area.

I can also email an ASPI dll to you if you want...you just throw it in your system32 dir and you shouldnt get ASPI errors.
yeah, vcdhelp is where i got that program from. can you send me that dll? i tried downloading the ASPI files twice last night...first time i unzipped it and then entered the path in the run box under the start menu, with the X86 extension but it kept saying it couldn't find it. the second time i downloaded a self installing exe file from adaptec and i think it did install...but smartripper still gave me the same error message.
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Old 08-23-02, 02:16 PM
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I will email it to you when I get home from work today.
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Old 08-23-02, 02:28 PM
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that or google a file called forceaspi.exe. works like a champ on my systems...
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Old 08-23-02, 03:47 PM
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Originally posted by crankyman
that or google a file called forceaspi.exe. works like a champ on my systems...
that file seemed to do the trick. one question though...is there any difference between that version (4.6) or the other version that i was having fits trying to install (4.71)? assuming there is no major difference then i seem to be set on that front.

new question...what's the difference between a Frame Server and an Encoder? it appears i only need to use one or the other.
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