Hi Sad Daddy,
I've experienced the same.
In fact, I used Nero CDSpeed (Scan media) on the burner itself and the media showed unreadable sectors toward the end.
While the movie can be perfectly read on some older DVD readers.
I have an old Pioneer A06 and that movie can be read perfectly.
I also have a full sized Panasonic, two or 3 years old, reads fine.
I have a newer Malata DVP-500P (full size reader), can't read it.
Typically, at 1x (movie viewing) all can read the movie almost 'till the end without freezing.
I have friends complaining that they could not view my movies on their player too. As they experienced themselves, they found out the culprit was AnyDVD.
They told me not to use that and by experience, that seems to have worked.
I now use "DVD Region+CSS Free" instead. I can now burn movies and read the everywhere.
I have no idea what AnyDVD is doing to CloneDVD2, but it is my experience as well as few of my friends.
...Regardless of the media quality. BTW, I find Ridata being the best.