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Dvd burning good day I have a HP DVD 740 DVD burner, and my problem is when I burn movies some of them tends to freeze when playing after I have copied the dvd. I have tryed four different burner programs and I still get the same problem. if you could recommend any troubleshooting advice, I would be grateful. I can be contacted at

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I have the same problem. Mine happens 3 to 6 minutes into the disk. I also noticed that there is a "ring" on the recorded side that is about 3 to 4 mm in from the center (start) of the recorded area. It is only barely noticable in the right light. I'm beginning to think there is something blocking the laser light at that point. I've also tried different burning programs with the same result. I'd be curious to see if there was a errant hair or soething else in the mechanism that causes this.

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Trying burning at a lower speed.

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This indicates that your DVD player does not recognize the codec that was imbeded in your DVD movie when you were burning it. There are two things you may try to resolve this issue.

First, download and install K-lite codec pack to complete your codecs for different media formats. There is the BASIC, STANDARD and FULL for 32bit Windows version. Or, if you have a 64bit Windows version, you may download and install the 64bit version codec.

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Burn a sample movie for testing. You are welcome to respond/comment for further assistance.

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You mean, you burn the CD in your PC but you can't play it in external CD player ?
Maybe you didn't burned it in "movie" mode, just burned in "data" mode. As you know, CD player can't play .avi or .mkv or other video formats. They only can play movie in .DAT format, and when you burn in "make a movie" mode, the burner will convert your movie to this format so you can re-open your movie via CD player.
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