I've just bought a Dazzle DVD Recorder for copying my old VHS videos onto DVD. It's very easy to use & connects between my VCR & the USB on my computer. I find it makes great copies of my old videos but the sound seems to have dropouts from time to time but only when being played back on my DVD player? Any reason for this? The DVD plays OK on my computer?
Run GSPOT against the file on the dvd, and tell me what format the audio is. It is probably something simple like you have the file as a pcm file, and your standalone wants it in ac3 mode.