Hello. Long time reader, 1st time poster.
For a couple of years now, I have been trying to make bare-bone backups of my DVD movies. No flare. No extras. Just the main film and the main audio stream. After going through 2 DVD burners, countless different types of media, what has amounted to hundreds of dollars, and waisted days of my life, I have yet to acheive any sucess in actually backing up DVD’s. I always get the exact same problem. After about 1 hour of playback, the playback becomes choppy. A few more minutes, and the choppyness is so bad that the film is unwatchable.
I have been doing some research, and this problem does not seem unique to me. However, any time someone starts a thread about this phenomenon, the question ends with little response, or any satisfying results.
First, for the rig:
AMD Athlon XP 2600 (266 FSB)
MSI 745 Ultra
512 MB Rosewill (PQI) PC3200 memory @ 333Mhz
NEC 2510A (Updated firmware, but I don’t remember how far)
Seagate 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE (Data)
WD 80GB 7200RPM 8MB (Boot)
Past: Platinum Inland
Present: TDK + & -, Verbatim -, Ritek - 8x,
In the past I have used CloneDVD with AnyDVD. That produced HORRIBLE results. I even tried folowing some tuturials posted on this site, few have even been doable. As of now I use ShrinkDVD and AnyDVD.
As of right now, I am noticing that my computer has little touble with reading the disks (since useing Verbatim and Ritek medias) however, neither of my in-home DVD players are stable after about 1 hour. One is an APEX (a common model that many of my freinds use as well) and a GoVideo that is about a year and a half old that includes an VHS.
Any help would be appreciated.