Video keeps freezing

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by junbug61, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. junbug61

    junbug61 New Member

    the last 10 to 15 movies i have copy have been freezing up on me cant find out why. can any one help me on using anydvd
  2. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    The most common reason for your problem is bad media. Verbatim and Ty are always reliable.
    There are other possibilities also.
    Recording too fast.....Burn at 1/2 the rated speed of the media (i.e. 16X media-burn at 8X)
    A failing DVD Player
    A failing optical drives (DVDRW)
    What software are you using to make the burn?
  3. junbug61

    junbug61 New Member

    yea i think you are right i notice that the dvd am having problem with are 16x i did not notice that when i got the dvd.thanks
  4. 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")
  5. markvarg

    markvarg New Member

    I've been using CloneDVD2 & AnyDVD for a few years now and noticed an increase in failed backup (freezing) at disc end. I will try new media but where do I change CloneDVD2 on speed?
  6. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    When you get to the Output Method screen, there is a dropdown box for preferred speed. You can choose from 1x to Maximum. Generally you would choose 8-12x depending on media. Generally 8x is best.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2007
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    See point #6 in my original reply in this thread.