Why would a DVD freeze in DVD Player?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by bigwig, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I have a set of DVDs that consistently freeze (in the same place every time) 2-3 minutes from the beginning in DVD Player. They freeze on PCs too. The weird thing is, they work fine on regular DVD players!

    Why would this happen?
     
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    netdog

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    Try cleaning the disc. Dirt can do this frequently. Otherwise the disc is faulty.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The discs are pristine. How can I determine what the fault might be? I find it odd that they freeze when played by a computer but work when played by a standalone player. They are professionally authored discs produced from VHS masters (an old source that can't be reshot, yes I own the copyright), not commercial movie DVDs. The production house, of course, denies it's their problem.
     
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    MacFan782040

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    Maybe the disc is clean, but the player isn't. Try cleaning that.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I would have gone that way, if other discs had problems. They don't.
     
  6. macrumors 68020

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    Try another program to play the DVD's. Maybe it is the software not working correctly.
     

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