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When I play a dvd or watch dvd programs on my mac frame freeze

When I play a dvd on my mac, it seems to freeze periodically or skips. The dvd will play on another computer and will play on  seperate dvd player so it is not the the DVD  Also, if i watch dvd tv programs on my mac the same thing happens.   Is there a way to fix or check the condition on the dvd application?

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Try getting a DVD player cleaning kit and clean your Mac's DVD drive.

You can also try using an external DVD drive to verify that it's the drive, and not the software, that is the problem.

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Video skipping mac


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Mac freezes w/skipping audio when streaming video


I see that you have reposted this under the correct category, so I will close out this instance and address your problem in the other posting.

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You have so many AVI format videos on you computers, but do you knowwhat the full form of .avi is? AVI is an acronym for Audio VideoInterleave. This is basically a multimedia container format that wasfirst released by Microsoft in 1992. This format was part of a largerpackage which was called "Video for Windows". As the name goes, thefiles of avi format can have both video as well as audio data withinthe space of a single file.The AVI format is like the DVD video formatwhich allows a multiple streaming of data from both audio and video.Playing AVI files on Mac can be achieved with some software such as:
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DVD player skips audio and/or frames


PowerBook G4 is at least a five-year-old machine at this point. A DVD drive can **** in lots of dust in five years. Try hooking up to an external DVD drive. If it plays the same discs with no problem, you need a cleaning or replacement. Frankly, an external DVD drive is cheaper than replacing your internal drive.

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IDVD: Problems with burned DVD.


Try a different brand of blank DVD.
If that doesn't work any better, and your MacBook Pro is in fact "brand new," bring it to the Apple Store, because you have warranty redress.

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Record to dvd downloaded movies


Get the program "Toast" by roxio software.
in my opinion its the greatest burning tool for the mac. It does dvds and cd for music, data and video and stuff.


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