Picture freezes at very end of burned DVD

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by magnoliasteve, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. magnoliasteve

    magnoliasteve New Member

    I use Nero and DVDShrink with AnyDVD. I have been using Memorex blank DVD's. Lately many of my movies are freezing up within minutes of the ending. In the burning process everything looks fine - no issues. Is there something I can do? I have downloaded all AnyDVD updates and have the latest Nero and DVD Shrink.
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes. Stop using Memorex.

    From Frequently Asked Questions (READ BEFORE YOU POST):

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

    1. Update your burner's firmware (if available)
    http://forum.slysoft.com/showpost.php?p=12794&postcount=10

    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 Premium, 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.

    visit http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4764653&postcount=25
    and
    http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3976250


    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"
    http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=476 (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, and change the booktype to "dvd-rom")
     
  3. customshopkv1

    customshopkv1 Well-Known Member

    That makes me feel sick.
     
  4. magnoliasteve

    magnoliasteve New Member

    Thinking maybe a bad burner?

    Borrowed a TDK and a Sony blank disc. Burned the movie Insomnia on both. Still getting freezing up. It is always at the very end of the disc, and always within about five minutes of the movie being over whether is is a 1:30 movie or a 2:15 movie.
     
  5. linx05

    linx05 Well-Known Member

    Use good quality media. Buy Verbatims.
     
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No one here recommended using TDK and Sony.

    from Frequently Asked Questions (READ BEFORE YOU POST):

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

    1. Update your burner's firmware (if available)
    http://forum.slysoft.com/showpost.php?p=12794&postcount=10

    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 Premium, 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.

    visit http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4764653&postcount=25
    and
    http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3976250


    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"
    http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=476 (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, and change the booktype to "dvd-rom")
     
  7. magnoliasteve

    magnoliasteve New Member

    ok, I bought Verbatim DVD-R and reburned "Insomnia" and tested it. It works great, so it must have been the media. Thanks for your help.
     
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Verbatim blank media, on average, is highly recommended.
     
  9. Rich86

    Rich86 Well-Known Member

    Verbatim Branded Media

    Just for fun - it would be interesting to learn the manufacturers code of the Verbatim branded media he used successfully.
     
  10. magnoliasteve

    magnoliasteve New Member

    where would that be?
     
  11. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=321

    6) What blank media are you using? Specify a) brand name b)type (-R, +R, -RW, +RW, RAM, DL, etc.) c)media code, d) capacity/size, e) batch codes/serial codes (often found printed on the inner plastic hub of the blank disc), and f)country (factory information would be great as well, if possible) where the media was made (look on the physical packaging; do not rely on programs to accurately give you this information).

    If you don't know how to obtain media codes, you may find the following programs useful:

    http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com and http://www.dvdinfopro.com/