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Freezing during Playback (couldn't find anything in search)

Postby GuyIncognito on Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:45 pm

I have only been burning dvd's for about six month and don't have as in depth a knowledge as most of you, but i need help and i couldn't find anything quite related to my problem doing a search.
So here is my issue:
I have been experiencing freezing during playback of my dvd's. it usually occurs near the end of a movie or last few videos of several on a disc. it will freeze then resart after 10-15 seconds(or sometimes not at all). i finally got sick of it and decided to try and figure out what was up so using nero cd-dvd speed i created a data disc and ran all test on it it failed both the bit rate and cpu usage tests saying L-EC Uncorrectable Error (031105). I found some places where people said it was because of copy protection but since i was using the data disc nero created i don't see why it would create something that would fail its own tests. i'm beginning to suspect its a hardware problem because i successfully burned discs prior to this and occasionaly they come out all right now(minimal freezing) all the movies run fine on my computer but once burned the problems arise. i am using a Sony DVD RW DRU 720A in windows XP and using Memorex 16X DVD+r discs. I think i read here that it also may be due to too many tasks happening at once during the burn process but i experienced the same issues when i shut all tasks down except the burn.
If you can help i appreciate it and if i posted this in the wrong place i apologize::hiding behind n00b shield::
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Postby Ian on Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:33 pm

What happens if you slow the writing speed down to 8x?
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Postby Justin42 on Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:01 pm

You need to use better media, burned slower. Errors at the end of a disc like that are *classic* signs of bad media. Memorex is pretty much considered garbage (they just resell whatever they can get cheap from manufacturers).

Try to find some Made in Japan Fuji discs (look near the UPC code for country of origin) or some 16X Verbatim discs. Those are both pretty good discs (try to just buy a small pack at first) and will help test what's going on.

For testing burns, don't burn faster than 1/2 the rated speed and see what happens. (I.e., no faster than 8X on a 16X disc)

It's quite possible the reason you never had this problem before is you got lucky and got a spindle of "good" Memorex. The problem is it's impossible to know when they repackage decent discs and when they're repackaging garbage.
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Postby TCAS on Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:23 pm

May be you should blame it on quality of disc of your Video.
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Postby GuyIncognito on Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:37 am

Thanks All, good advice i will try some new media and slowing down the burn as i don't recall how that turned out when i tried it
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