It didn't start out as a problem, I had bought an AOpen DVD burner (DVD+&-R, Dual Layer and about 16 other acronyms) I had sucessfully burned maybe 3 movies(Fujifilm DVD-R 8x) which played alright on my home dvd player. For those first three movies I used Roxio Divx to DVD to convert .avi to DVD format and used NeroVision Express3 for authoring. Maybe around the fourth movie I began having Sound sync problems (lips not matching words and periodic movie pauses, maybe three times during a whole movie... while the files on the computer were fine; no synch problems or pauses) Then I switched to burning with DVD Shrink thinking the problems lies in the burning of the files to the DVD and WinAVI to convert .avi to DVD using NTSC. That solved the Sync problems, but now the DVD just stops every 30 seconds during movie playback.(the files on the computer are still ok) I've looked and looked for other people who might have had this same problem, but could I be the first? My home player is a Pioneer bought back in 98, so that may be the problem itself. I will try checking it out on someone elses newer DVD player later. I am new to post here but use AfterDawn as my start-up web page because it is so great with all the information. Now I'm just hoping for some help with this problem. Any help would be appreciated.