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Movie plays, freezes, plays and freezes

Discussion in 'Video playback problems' started by k0k0m0, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. k0k0m0

    k0k0m0 Regular member

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    Hi there...

    I'm watching a backup copy and I found out that after several minutes of playback image freezes for a couple of seconds, then plays again very slowly, then freezes, the plays again for a couple of seconds like in slow motion and then freezes completely.

    Any idea where to start fixing this problem? Bitrate perhaps?
     
  2. Minion

    Minion Senior member

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    This sounds like you are Experienceing Burn errors on your Disk, This Happens from useing Cheap DVD Media and /Or Burning at too High of a Speed...I find as a General Rule of Thumb to Burn all Video DVD"s at half the Disks Rated Burn speed so if you are useing 4X Disks Burn them at 2X and if you are useing 8X disks Burn them at 4X ect and you should Not have this Problems....

    I have had quite a Few DVD"S that do this and Burning at a Lower Speed seems to Fix the Problem most of the Time....

    Cheers
     
  3. k0k0m0

    k0k0m0 Regular member

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    so, no re-encoding and such? Now that I check with AVICodec the bitrate is 7500 bps... should I re-encode again?

    excuse my ignorance, but how does burning at "high-speed" affect the disc? I mean, do discs burnt at 4x, for instance, have a different pattern on the surface than one burnt at 2x?
     
  4. Minion

    Minion Senior member

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    Since DVD"s have no Error Correction data the Faster you Burn the DVD the More Chance of there being a Burn error so the Slower you Burn the Less chance of there being any Errors on the Disk....

    If you can Rip the DVD to your Hard Drive without there being any Read errors then you should be able to Burn the Video_TS to DVD at a Slower Speed and have it Play back Properly on your DVD Player....

    DVD Drives seem to be able to Read Disks Much better than the Drives in DVD Players...I recently had a DVD I Made of "The Grudge" that would Stop and Start and Stop and Start which made it allmost impossible to watch so i ripped the DVD to my Hard Drive and Burned it to Disk again but at a Lower speed and then Put it in my DVD Player and it Played Back Perfectly so the Problem must have been the Burning Speed??
     
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    Mort81 Senior member

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    Take Minions advice. Burning too fast can cause write errors therfor causing playback issues. The other most common cause of playback issues (freezing, pixelation) is poor quality media. What brand, media code, and format are your blank discs?
     
  6. k0k0m0

    k0k0m0 Regular member

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    So it's the Error Correction thing that DVD lacks of that makes them "jumpy" you say? I would have never imagined that burning could have anything to do with that. I thought it was more a software thing than hardware... thnx!

    About media I use Imation and Ridata mostly... 8x which were burnt at 8x I must imagine...

    2 x should be fine?
     
  7. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    i won't comment on Ridata, but as to Imation (creaky shudders)
     
  8. Mort81

    Mort81 Senior member

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    Creaky,

    It's hard to help others when they don't provide the information you requested, like media code and format. Don't you agree.

    Mort
     
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    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    yup, we'll squeeze the info out soon :)
     
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    arniebear Active member

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    Couldn't we have a big sticky at the top that says before you post have all this information ready, it would make everything easier :O
     
  11. k0k0m0

    k0k0m0 Regular member

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    You see guys, where I come from there's not so many alternatives honestly...

    there are these printable white discs which I can't recall its brand, Ridata, Imation and Verbatim, and that's all!!!

    And Imation are considered some of the very best!!!

     
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    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    look at the 1st page in the 2nd link in my signature - that's what happens with Imation discs where i'm from :)
     
  13. k0k0m0

    k0k0m0 Regular member

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    Ok... I´ll try to find verbatim... but, supposedly aren´t burners very picky with the media they accept???
     
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    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    k0k0m0 Regular member

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    Ok... I'll do that when I get back at home at night... I know is an Optorite DVDRW model but I don't know the exact model. I tell you later.
    Thanks for the help guys!
     
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    k0k0m0 Regular member

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    Guys. this is what Nero Drive Info said about my burner...

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  17. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    @k0k0m0 - well the firmware (160E) seems to be current for that drive, so the finger of blame points back squarely at the crap media and/or middle of the road media :)
     
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    k0k0m0 Regular member

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    Mmhhh... so the media is... and the burning speed as well, non?

    So guys, I guess you have been asked this a zillion times, which brands do you suggest? Verbatim?
     
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    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    yup...specifically [bold]datalifeplus[/bold]
     
  20. k0k0m0

    k0k0m0 Regular member

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    gotcha
     

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