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Constant skips and pauses throughtout backups

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by kay41, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. kay41

    kay41 Member

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    I have copied about 20 dvd9-> TDK DVD-R 4x media. I constantly get annoying skips and pauses. These skips come in groups... for example, the movie will play fine for the first half hour, then for 5 minutes straight, it will skip, then fine again.

    I have an extenal dvd writer hp dc5000 (it's internal equivalent is the dvd630). I'm using DVDShrink+Nero @ 2.4x burn speed. I've tried brand new movies... I've tried decreasing target size to 4300. Since I'm using a laptop, I know there could be a power problem, so I always make sure to shut down all other external devices (I even dim down my screen to conserve on power).

    Let me also mention that they play skip free in my laptop. Any help would be great. Thanks.

    -k
     
  2. kchev

    kchev Regular member

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    try different media

    TDK's not always consistent
     
  3. viper64

    viper64 Guest

    Try Maxell DVD-R 4X
     
  4. saugmon

    saugmon Senior member

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    Try maxell -4x yellowtops.Look at the label for "made in japan".They should take care of that issue.
     
  5. swervin

    swervin Regular member

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    I whole heartedly agree with the others. Different media and I highly recommend the Maxell -R yellow tops. Try to find a 15 pack spindle. Office Depot or Staples has these on sale a lot. A great disk.

    Mike
     
  6. bazilla

    bazilla Regular member

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    Oddly enough, I'm using the Maxell 4X DVD-R's with the yellow tops, and have had several bad burns now. But something else may be going on, so I'm reserving judgment on them for now.
     

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