The backup of one of my dvds hangs towards the end making it unwatchable. It wasn’t a bad rip since I can watch it to the end with VLC Media Player (learned that trick right here at CDFreaks!).
Since you always ask for more info - my burner is built-in to my Tosh laptop (PIONEER_DVD-RW_DVR-K17LF) and no, I can’t do scans because they’re not supported with this setup. I rip with DVDFab, then use DVDShrink and ImgBurn. I’ve done it this way hundreds and hundreds of times and never had a problem.
My first attempt, I used my trusty TY 8x where I first noticed the problem. My second attempt I used my 16x Verbatim +R and playback was the same as the TY - hanging at the end. My third attempt I used a cheap Memorex and changed the burn speed in ImgBurn to 16x (had been set on either auto or 8x - can’t remember). THIS one actually worked the best - went almost to the very, very end until it became unwatchable (all pixelated and jerky). On all 3 tries, ImgBurn indicated no retries and that the burn was successful.
So by process of elimination, it’s not a bad rip and it’s not the media since the problem shows itself in the same place on 3 different brands of disc, so it’s got to be the burner, right??
I have no idea what the signs are that indicate a DVD burner is failing besides producing discs that are unwatchable. Unfortunately, the only other computer I have at the moment is an older desktop that has no DVD burner.
Hope the above is enough info. Just looking for any ideas I may have missed in my ‘sleuthing’ the problem.
PS I also ran VobBlanker which showed no errors or anything.