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Question about Media Skipping and Freezing.

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by osp420, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. osp420

    osp420 Guest

    Greetings all,

    First time poster here,

    My question is there anyway I can prevent skipping and freezing for certain stand alone dvd players? The Dvd player that I use is a Toshiba Dvd player that is built in the TV but sometimes it skips or freezes the disc that I try to play it in. It depends on the brand that I use to burn my disc.

    Usually it plays most brands that I use and other it just skips around a lot.

    I recently bought some Philips White Inkjet Hub Printable 16X DVD-R (DM416B50F/17), and it works on the three stand alone players around the household but not the one that is in my room. The one in my room a little bit older than the other ones but on average it plays almost all of the Dvd's that are played on the Toshiba player.

    With these disc I've tried to burn using 2x, 4x, 8x, 12x, and it produced the same results. I used neuro, dvdfab, CloneDVD, imgburn, and many other programs to burn a few different ISO's and full rips. They work fine on the other players but not the Toshiba player.

    On the Toshiba player it skips and freezes and sound is cut off.

    So in sum, is there any way I can prevent the player from skipping/freezing or is it just the player is not compatible with the media, and I need to purchase different media.
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

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    I have a Toshiba player and apart from burning at 4x maximum, I generally get best results with Verbatim printables.
    Ritek (nicer print surface) have problems on this machine.
    TDK printables,same problem on the Toshiba.
     
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    skipping, freezing and pixelations are indicators of poor/not compatible media that players are having a hard time reading the media!

    there are plenty of reasons why certain dvds won't play in other players:

    1. burning speeds: burn at 4x so there will be less writing errors (rule of thumb is to burn at half the rated speed of the disk--8X disk burn at 4x).
    2. read manual for your stand alone player and use the disks that will play in your player. If your player is less than 2 yrs old then it should play the + or - R disks! I said SHOULD that's why you read the manual.
    3. try booktyping your drive to DVd-ROM so it will make your +R disks more compatible to players. Read this:
    http://k-probe.com/bitsetting-booktype-faq.php
    4. make sure that there are no finger prints or scratches on your disk that make it hard for the player to read the disk!
    5. use good quality media (rule of thumb....buy the ones that are Made in Japan.) Verbatim is a top notch disk and is the only exception to this rule....some Verbatims are made in Taiwan and they are top notch!
    6. and don't burn too close to the outer edge of the disk ..... which will make the disk unreadable! but using good media you will be able to burn close to the edge better than lesser quality media. Just in case I only burn no closer than 4400MB, so if you can set your programs to that, all the better!

    follow these little tips of the trade and you'll have better success! good luck.

    also read this:
    http://www.cdfreaks.com/reviews/Why-DVDRW-is-superior-to-DVD-RW/
    why the +R media is better than the -R media.

    if you have an old player than try to keep the media booktyped for the +R(W) media and use 8x media burned at 4x! This should help alot, along with the MIJs or Verbatim brand!
     

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