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Big Problem! Newb Needs Help!! :)


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Mar 5, 2007
I have been using Sony DVD+R for several hundred backups.
I do not usually watch the disk afterward.
When I do I will sometimes notice a glitch.
Now the problem seems very bad -
I would say every disk or every other disk completely freezes about 10 minutes to the end of the movie.
I don't know if it's a bad spool of DVD's or what!
I use Any DVD and Shrink and have turned my burn speed as far down as possible.
I don't have a clue what the problem IS.
I tried another type of blank last night and it didn't reproduce the glitch.
But I don't know as the results vary...
Could it just be my burner - or what??
I still have a lot of Sony blanks unopened.
I buy my stuff at Wal Mart.
Any idea what is the best quality brand I can get there???
Help! :)
When I had "glitch" issues before I slowed down the write speed.

Issue was resolved.
Try Verbatim or TY's. Burn at half the rated speed of the media. Watch out for the TY's as there seems to be good and bad batches.
Open Shrink.....Select "Edit"..."Preferences"......Select "Custom" and set the number to 4300. This prevents burning so close to the outer edge of the disc.

It is a possibility that your optical drive is going bad but I would also suggest some different media. For instance, the brand you tried that didn't produce the glitch.