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Skipping at ends of chapters

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by saint4c, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. saint4c

    saint4c Member

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    I have been using shrink for a very long time now and have had no problems until recently. Every 2 out of five discs now skip at about 2/3rds of the way through the film. And on discs that have small chapters that play indenpently of one another, the ones in the middle skip. I have read that this could be a problem with media, but I have been using Ritek G04's for about 6 months with no problems. Could by Burner be getting tired? We burn about two to three a day. If so is there any wat to check?

    Please, any help would be appreciated.

    AMD Athalon XP +2600
    Nvidia GeForce 4
    400+ GB ROM
    1.25 GB RAM
    Lite On DVD-R/-RW 811s


    Thanks
     
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    Are you using labels on your burnt DVD's??

    If so, these will deteriorate over time and cause playback/skipping/freezing problems.
     
  3. saugmon

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    Hello saint4c, Sound like a media problem. I been reading a lot of issues on the ritek g04's. It may need a firmware update.This may help you get started. Are the G04's you using now from a different lot? Later
     
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    Hello,

    I am using printable G04 Ritek -R all from the same lot. I ordered 100 DVDs and it was only now that I am burning the last 10 or so DVDs that I am having a skipping problem. This is why I think it is not the media. I ordered new DVDs and the same problem arises.

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    How do those g4 backups look when you play them on your pc?That new batch you got, were they from the same place as your last batch?
     
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    The new batch is from a different source. The playback on the PC is the same result as on the stand alone player. I am running out ideas except for buying a new burner. Any help is much appreciated.

    Thank you
     
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    I know that I always expect at least a few of my DVD's to not work when I get them in bulk like 100s. I've read also on this forum somewhere, sometime ago...that others have the same problem with their last few DVDs.
     
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    I couldn't locate the specs for lite 411L,I did find the 411s. That 411s said it was dual format. Can you try some maxell +/-4x? You also may have to flash your firmware.You might want to clean the laser in your burner,try compressed air. I have been hearing a lot of people using the cleaning discs are ruining their lasers.. Just a few more things to try as a last resort.Some members have 500 + burns and no problems. The flashing should be the last resort.Is this an external burner?Good luck
     
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    I just realized that the model of the burner is 811s not 411 It is an internal drive and I am going to try the compressed air to see if that helps. I am glad you said not to use cleaning discs' b/c I was about to try that too. Again I thank you all for your help.
     
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    Hey saint, did you try a small pack of maxell's yet?
     
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    I will try a new brand. But I am convinced that using the same brand with the same burner and the same version of Shrink with about 100 discs with no problems that the media is not at fault. I have a new package of G04's and the same problem arises. I am still curious if my burner could be at fault. I would like any advice about the possibility of the burner not working properly. And yes, I have updated the firmware a long time ago. Is there a need to do it again if it has been a while? I am very grateful to all who are helping. Thank you
     

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