Problems with movie 300

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by ram1235, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. ram1235

    ram1235 New Member

    I have tried several times but the copies continue to pixel out or skip scenes the further into the movie it goes. I already updated my programs but it continues to be an issue..
  2. 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 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.


    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, and change the booktype to "dvd-rom")
  3. mac007

    mac007 Active Member

    I tried scan disc

    I tried using scandisc and unfortunately it showed me nothing.
    About 98% thru playback{which was perfect}, the picture starts freezing. I am confused on what to do. Thank You
  4. Coaster

    Coaster Well-Known Member

    @ mac007,

    An excellent place to start is to review Forum Member Webslinger #2 posting just above your #3 posting in this thread. Burner firmware update and using quality blank DVD media are areas to start with.

  5. Chapman Photography

    Chapman Photography Well-Known Member

    What brand of disc are you using? Try switching to TY
  6. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Use quality media(Verbatim or TY), as previously suggested. If that doesn't resolve the issue you most likely have a bad original.