Choppy DVD's

Hi there,
I have recently been introduced to the world of DVD+R burning and with the help of some friends and software was up and away without a hitch… that was until I upgraded my machine over the last week and ever since, i have been getting Movie DVD’s that I burn either stopping, being choppy etc. at intermittant times in the playback.

Previously my hardware was P4 1.7G with 512mb ram, 2 x 40G hard drives, windows XP pro and a Lite-On LDW-401S DVD burner.

The only upgrade is the following: AMD Athlon 2800+ with 768mb ram, all other internals stayed the same. The OS was also a clean install for safety sake.

I am using CloneDVD Ver. 1.01 and DVD decrypter which all worked fine about a week ago.

If anyone could maybe point me right direction it would be most appreciated.

Cheers :slight_smile:

By playback, you mean on a set top DVD player I am assuming?

Those types of issues are usually caused by marginal media. Have you tried a different (better) brand of media yet?

Since you have a LiteOn DVD burner you have the luxury of being able to scan your burnt disc for errors. Check the LiteOn tools guide in my signature. Kprobe section for more info.

Post back some media scans and we’ll be able to tell you if it’s a media issue or not.

Thank you for your quick reply, i have followed your instructions as best I can to post the results as follows:

Disc Regions are 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Media code/Manufacturer ID RICOHJPNR01
Format Type UDF 1.02
Format Capacity 4.09GB(4.39GB)
Book Type DVD+R
Media Type DVD+R
Media Id Code Speed 4.0x 5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.4x 3324KBps
Data area starting sector 30000h
Data area end sector 20BB7Fh
Linear Density 0.267um/bit
Track Density 0.74um/track
Number of Layers 1

Full media code:

00000000 08 02 00 00 A1 0F 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 23 BB 7F …#…
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 52 49 43 4F 48 4A 50 4E 52 …RICOHJPNR
00000020 30 31 02 38 23 54 37 09 00 3C 67 00 AC 62 16 18 01.8#T7…<g…b…
00000030 0B 0B 0A 0B 01 19 1B 0B 0B 0E 0F 01 00 00 00 00 …

After spending a few days looking thru the threads and expected results etc. I have tried another DVD disc manufacturer and it works a treat.

Apologies if i have posted the above info to the wrong section :confused: