Why would a DVD freeze in DVD Player?

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

  1. bigwig macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2005
    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?
  2. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    Try cleaning the disc. Dirt can do this frequently. Otherwise the disc is faulty.
  3. bigwig thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2005
    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.
  4. MacFan782040 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2003
    Scranton, PA
    Maybe the disc is clean, but the player isn't. Try cleaning that.
  5. bigwig thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2005
    I would have gone that way, if other discs had problems. They don't.
  6. BigPrince macrumors 68020

    Dec 27, 2006
    Try another program to play the DVD's. Maybe it is the software not working correctly.

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