Hi all. I am a newbie who has burnt quite a few DVD-R successfully, however, lately new DVD's I am backing up Shrink ok and encode ok, but after Decrypter burns them to DVD-R I put them into my DVD player which supports this format and they play the first few chapters perfect, then it starts freezing and pausing throughout the DVD, continues on playing ok, then pauses again and the timer actually pauses on the DVD player itself and jumps 3 to 4 seconds after freezing. I have burnt at 2x and 4x and the TDK dvd's I use are 8x. I have a Compaq Presario laptop Pentium 4, 40gig HDD, 512m RAM and using an Internal LITEON 8x DVD writer connected as an external unit via a USB cable. What can cause this pausing/skipping when playing back. What am I doing wrong? I tried compressing the extras which took up a lot of space on some DVD's, this helped it to playback better , but still not 100%. any hints?