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dvd freezes near end of movie

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by kn0wledge, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. kn0wledge

    kn0wledge Member

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    Does anyone know why burned dvd's freeze at the end of the film when being watched? I'm using shrink and nero. How can I fix this?
    Thanks,
    K
     
  2. kchev

    kchev Regular member

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    what kind of burner do you have?
    what kind of media are you using?
    is it every movie?

    one thing to check is set the target dvd size to 4300MB by selecting "custom" in "preferences" so you are not burning all the way to the edge of the disc
     
  3. kn0wledge

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    I'm using a memorex burner and the i'm using memorex dvd-r.
    Thanks
     
  4. kn0wledge

    kn0wledge Member

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    yes it's every movie....everything is fine until the end.
     
  5. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

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    Memorex blank media is on the do not use list right now. They buy media from any company out there. Sometimes they work, most times they don't. Try some good well known blanks like Ritek or Verbatim grade A media.

    Jerry
     
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    not all dvdr's i use Ritek and have no problems

    the lens is having trouble reading the edges of ur dvdr
     
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    I have been having the same problem, and I have used 3 different brands of media. TDK, RIDATA, AND MEMOREX and still some of the backups want to freeze at the end of movies. everyone that trys to view my backup is having the same issue and each is using a different kind of DVD PLAYER.
     
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    Hey I have a cure for your freez at the end of the DVD. Most people do this anyway to avoid any problems no matter what disk's they are using. This is assuming that you are using DVD Shrink. No one stated what software they were using which would usually help :) Any way i will assume you are using shrink here is how you fix your problem.
    1. Open Shrink
    2. Click on "Edit"
    3. Click on "Preferences"
    4. In the drop down box select "custom"
    5. Now in the Box to right type in "4300"MB
    6. Click "OK"
    Now back up your movie as you normally would. What this does is keep you from burning to the end of the disk where you are likely to have more problems do to dye run off or whatever other in-perfections are at the end of a disk. This should solve your problems at least I hope it does..

    Good luck all :)
     
  9. kn0wledge

    kn0wledge Member

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    Just wanted to let you all know that following the steps from bbmayo:
    1. Open Shrink
    2. Click on "Edit"
    3. Click on "Preferences"
    4. In the drop down box select "custom"
    5. Now in the Box to right type in "4300"MB
    6. Click "OK"
    Worked! Thanks for you help and all that responded.
     
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    bbmayo Active member

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    No problem glad to be of service, and I'm glad it all worked out for you :)
     
  11. sevenof9

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    i use princo blanks and use clone dvd, sometimes at the end of the dvd it freezes on me i custom set clone to 4300 idont know but maybe i should be using diff blanks
     
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    kchev Regular member

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    that would be a good place to start

    princo sucks :)
     
  13. sevenof9

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    can anyone tell me what the best dvd blanks are
     
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    bbmayo Active member

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    TY's Are the best hands down (Taiyo Yuden)

    There are others that are good but you cant go wrong with these. Trust me over 400 used and not one I mean it not one bad disk!!! Not to many people can say that
     
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    Almost daily there are a least half a dozen posts in relation to DVD playback - generally in relation to skipping/freezing of DVD's on playback.

    While these posts have been answered many hundreds of times over a wide variety of threads/topics, the question continues to reappear
    (generally due to inabilty to use search button at top of page or to read/comprehend previous threads/answers).

    Listed below is my recipe for successful DVD burning - Have burnt between 500 and 1000 without any major burning or playback problems.

    People are free to accept or reject this advice - it is not prescriptive, merely advisory and has worked very well for me.

    1. Do not use labels on burnt media.
    2. Keep your hard drive defragmented.
    3. Ensure you have plently of free hard disk space.
    4. Ensure you do not have sypware/virus on your system.
    5. Keep you start up menu lean and clean.
    6. Use a program such as HijackThis to ensure your start up log is lean and clean.
    7. Avoid conflicting programs on your system e.g., Nero/Roxio do not play well together - choose one only.
    8. Avoid the use of packet writing software e.g, INCD, Direct CD.
    9. Avoid multi-tasking when ripping/encoding/burning.
    10. Do not install problematic programs such as Interactual Movie Player and remove from system if installed.
    11. Do not burn too fast (max 4x recommended).
    12. Ensure definitions for virus and spyware programs are up to date.
    13. Avoid burning unnecessary extras - do movie only in reauthor mode if using DVD Shrink
    <http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/dvd_shrink.cfm>.
    14. Use brand name, quality players for burning - e.g., Plextor, Pioneer, Lite-On etc.
    15. Use an el cheapo Asian/Chinese standalone for playback - they are much more versitile and reliable than name brands and normaly handle
    both Pal and NTSC formats.
    16. Use quality DVD media - Ritek, Verbatim, TY's recommended.
    17. Reduce target size of burnt DVD to approx 4400 if using DVD Shrink.
    18. Store safely and keep away from children.
    19. Be very wary of downloaded movies - in most cases they are not worth the time or effort to reproduce.
    20. Ensure that DMA mode is enabled in your system settings.

    My System Specs (don't laugh)
    PIII - 800 - 256Mb Ram
    Programs used: DVD Shrink (98%), DVD Decrypter (approx 2%), Nero (almost 100%) for burning.
    Success rate: 99% plus.
    Media: Mainly Laser with some Ultra Tran and a few other ring ins, dash format mainly.
    Burner: Pioneer 106D
    ROM: can never remember - think its a LG.
     
  16. sevenof9

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    thank you all for youre tremendous help and support, from barry in melbourne austrailia, someone2001au@msn.com
     

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