I burn my home DVD movies using Ritek media, which has been great [found that tip on this site]; I use DVD Shrink on a Win XP machine, P4 2.8, 2GB DDR, 2 U320 SCSI drives, and a Sony DRU-700.... Anyway, the movies play fine, but sometimes, towards the end of the movie, it starts freezing, jerking, audio goes, and generally fails. My question is, is this probably the DVD player ? I try to make sure I shut down anything not needed, disconnect from the network, etc, when I burn the DVD's. This has only happened on about 4 copies out of around 80 so far, and I don't suspect the media. Any comments appreciated. If I haven't provided sufficient info, please let me know. I did a search, but could come up with nothing exactly like this problem.