Been having problems with freeze ups during playback for months. Using DVD Shrink with NERO to RIP DVDs and couldn't put my finger on the problem, since I used several different platforms and media. I just discovered however, that the problems I've been experiencing comes from paper labels. Apparently the labels shrink and cause the disk to dish toward the label side. The disks play fine at the beginning, then toward the end playback freezes up. Seems like the heat inside the drive somehow activates the shrinking and the disk may relax if you let them cool down and they play again. Proved the problem conclusively by tediously removing the labels from several problem disks and they played front to back without a hitch. You can easily see the dishing by lining up the straight edge of a piece of paper across the face of the disk. It's pretty dramatic, gaps of over 1/16". I have used 2 different styles of CD Stomper labels since I started using labels and both seem to cause dishing. Does anybody know of a good way to remove these awful labels? Will a heat gun damage the dye? Anyway, DON"T use Labels and certainly not CD Stomper!