Mr. Woodcock dvd

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by imex99, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. imex99

    imex99 New Member

    The DVD seems to copy fine, at the time. When trying to view my back-up copy, it starts to freeze/stutter towards end of movie. I searched forum/online. Anyone else have this problem or should I just try to copy again. Any input is appreciated.
  2. chaneyd

    chaneyd Active Member

    Try slowing down your burn. I usually burn at 8x even though I can do 20x but find that it burns best at this speed.
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    from Frequently Asked Questions (READ BEFORE YOU POST)

    9. Why are my backups freezing, skipping, or showing a blocky pixellated mess during playback?

    1. Update your burner's firmware (if available)

    2. Use good quality media (Memorex, Ritek, Princo, Fuji, TDK from Costco, and Maxell that are not made in Japan are not good quality media). Are you using inferior blank media? If you're not using Taiyo Yuden (not Valueline), Verbatim, Maxell Plus, or Maxell Broadcast Quality, then chances are the answer is yes.
    If you use poor quality blank media, then you should expect problems.


    3. Try lowering your burn speed a little (if you have a 16x burner and 16x rated media try writing to it at 12x or 8x instead of 16x)

    4. If you're using +R, +RW, or +R DL media, change the booktype to "dvd-rom" (step 3)

    5. Avoid sticker labels (they tend to cause problems)

    6. Try setting a custom size of 4300 in whatever burning program you're using (but if you're using good media, you shouldn't have to) if you're using regular single layer dvd-5 (4.7GB) discs.

    7. Download Nero cd-dvd speed. It's a free program. Select the tab labeled "scandisc". Insert the problematic backup disc, select the appropriate drive letter, and click "start". If Nero cd-dvd speed reports read errors, your backup is bad (which is the most likely case), your optical drive may be slowly dying, or your optical drive simply doesn't like the disc (or your choice of blank media)--even if the disc looks fine.

    Bad burn quality is notorious around the end of discs (see step 6)
    and also at layer breaks when using low quality DL media (use Verbatim +R DL media made in Singapore or MAM-A 8x +R DL, and change the booktype to "dvd-rom")
  4. imex99

    imex99 New Member

    I'm having same problem with Mr. Woodcock. I copied to my hard drive and made copy to my PSP. Went to watch on psp(always test before leaving pc). It starts to skip/freeze towards the end of the movie. This has happened twice in last few weeks....Always worked till now, new encrpytion or just a hiccup in my pc!!
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Do not post in other people's troubleshooting threads please unless you wish to assist them please. click and read fully. Thank you

    Your problem has absolutely nothing to do with new encryption. Refer to my previous post in this thread.
  6. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    I've not seen this complaint until now. Could you guys be a bit more specific than "towards the end"?
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Towards the end of the movie--towards the end of the disc . . .

    It's a fairly common problem, especially with poor quality blank media (and when burning too quickly).
    If you use junk blank media, setting a custom size of 4300 (in Clonedvd, for example) helps to avoid this problem.

    In other words, it's a bad backup disc/bad burn issue.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2008
  8. imex99

    imex99 New Member

    I'm copying the disc to my external hard drive. I'm going to try to slow down the copy rate and see if that works. Will update and let you know if that fixes the problem. Kinda weird that two people are having same exact issue though......

    Thanks for the help and will see if it works.
  9. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    That's my opinion, yeah, but gee, can you get a bit more... vague? Toward the end...

    There should be no issues with this title.
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Not at all. It's a very common problem (hundreds, if not thousands, of people experience this issue; it has nothing to do with the movie you're backing up), especially when using inferior quality blank media.
  11. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Wait a minute . . . You're not burning to blank media? That would have been nice to know.


    How are you ripping this movie then?

    What program are you using to rip?

    Right click on the red fox icon on your toolbar-->Select "rip video-dvd" to harddisk.

    The problem occurs when you watch the movie from your external harddrive using what program?


    1. Use Anydvd click

    You may need to reboot after installing if prompted to do so.

    2. Click the red fox icon on your toolbar. Click "default". Click "ok".

    3. If you use something other than Clonedvd, right click the red fox icon on your toolbar-->select "rip video-dvd to haddisk" . . . after you can import that rip into whatever you want

    4. Use the latest Clonedvd: click

    5. Follow the steps from this link in order: click (follow them step by step)

    6. If you still have problems, then . . .

    A) a) Ensure Anydvd is running.
    b) Put the problematic original disc in your optical drive/reader. Wait for Anydvd to scan the disc.
    c) Right click the red fox icon on your toolbar.
    d) Select "Create Logfile"
    e) Wait for Anydvd to create a log file.
    f) A pop-up screen will appear. Take note of the location where Anydvd created the logfile and the logfile's name. Click "ok".
    g) Go to your My Documents folder
    h) You will see a zip file called "" (or something similar; see step f)
    i) When replying or posting in the Slysoft forums, look for the icon that looks like [​IMG]
    j) If you don't see that paperclip icon, click the "go advanced" button. You should see that icon now. Click the paperclip.
    k) A small pop-up screen should appear (if it doesn't please ensure your browser is enabled to allow pop-ups from the Slysoft forums)
    l) Click the "Browse" button, and locate and select the .zip file you created.
    m) click "upload"

    B) State the full a)error message(s) you encountered (click "details"), b)tell us what program(s) you were using when you received the error message(s), and c) describe in detail what you were doing when you received the error message(s). What problem are you having exactly?
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2008