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DVD freezing Certain DVDs seem to "freeze" when the movie is playing, and then progress very slowly for several frames, and at various points of the movie. I've cleaned the DVD as well as the player several times now; what should I be doing that I'm not so that the movie just plays the way it is supposed to (i.e., without "freezing")?

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  • Toadman Dec 05, 2007

    I have the same problem with dvd copies freezing up intermittently. Seems like if I clean the discs they work for a few chapters and then start again. The freezing is random, in other words after cleaning, they work in areas they didn't work in before, but only for a short period of time 5-10 min., and then begin to freeze up again. I use DVD Decryptor 3.2 and DVD shrink for copy process....Any solutions?

  • hrivera30 Jan 06, 2008

    I have a GoVideo R6640 RW DVD Player/Recorder. At random times, The unit will freeze while playing a DVD, or recording a DVD. Random times, at random spots. The only way to go, is to kill power to the unit, and plug it back in. Why is this happening? Problem has been happening ever since it was new.

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I have had the freezing problem on Sony, Insignia, Cyberhome, HP computer DVD drives, etc.
Based upon very numerous incidents (believe me, I mean hundreds) the problem occurs most frequently after about the first hour as the track moves outward from the hub (and velocity per 360 degree turning increases).(Recording is from the hub out, not from the outer edge in towards the hub). An engineer suggested that the increasing velocity creates the greater possibility of the reader "missing" a data fragment which, in turn, "freezes" the image presently in the buffer. It may "recover"
and move data along again but will probably "freeze" again.
The following definitely helps but does not always work:: Keep the track "tight" by recording actual
running time NOT longer than 30% of the maximum capacity
permitted by the selected speed. Example: On a Sony RDR GX7, I record not more than 60 mins actual time at LP speed
which, on this machine, permits a maximum capacity of 180 minutes using LP. Based on literally hundreds of DVD recordings, I can say positively that the above approach HELPS
limit the problem but it DOES NOT totally eliminate it.
I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OTHERS, PARTICULARLY PROS, WHO HAVE INFORMATION ON THIS SUBJECT. Even reduced, the problem is irritting.
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