[quote=~KIPPER~;2225165]Maybe you can try to rip again with FAB and change the output size to 4300 or 4200 MB size and then burn it again.
It sounds to me that you have a rip that is taking the burn to the very outer extremes of the disc size and thats causing your problems.[/quote]
Thank you for responding, Kipper! Unfortunately, I am down at my beach house (haha what’s left of it after Ike) for a few days and the original is stowed safely at the mainland house. I’ve never changed output sizes in DVDFab (wouldn’t know how to do that), but your comment, ‘taking the burn to the very outer extremes’ has me intrigued. I honestly have no idea what you mean by that.
Forgive a newbie question, but wouldn’t the fact that I ‘shrunk’ it using DVDShrink negate that as a problem?
Also, I’m still curious as to why I can play the DVD with no problems in VLC Media Player yet it pixelates and hangs in that one spot. As I understand it, if there is a problem with the rip, it will show up in the harddrive copy as well as the disc copy?
To the OP most Pioneer’s do well with -R media.
You [B]can[/B] use Nero to do a TRT (Transfer Rate Test). These tests can be informative.
This is a good TRT (it doesn’t have to quite this perfect):
Here’s on that will present problems at the end:
Looking at this scan (and following ~KIPPER~'s advice) setting your output size to about 4100MB would probably enable one to use these DVDs.[/quote]
Many thanks for replying, Mystic. Yes, I used the -R’s exclusively on literally hundreds and hundreds of discs and just within the last month or so bought a spindle of the Verbatim +Rs. All my TY is -R.
That’s what’s got me thinking maybe my drive is dying – although I’ve taken very good care with it, I’ve used the heck out of it LOL!!!
I’ll definitely take your advice and attempt the tests when I get a chance. BTW, the original disc (and not sure this matters at all) was only around 6K and then, as I mentioned, I used DVDShrink like I always do. I absolutely know I’ve ripped many much larger discs than this one and had no problems.
Again, thanks for taking the time to respond - it’s very much appreciated.