DVD playback stops and hops

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#1

I bought a set of two copy-protected DVDs which I was not able to play correctly. They stopped and hopped periodically. I then bought DVDFab Gold and copied one of them to my hard drive. When I tried to play it from the hard drive I got the same behavior. :Z :a


#2

Sounds like the originals were maybe burned (bluish color) instead of pressed (silver) or else just bad. Most places will exchange discs that won’t play.


#3

Thanks for your suggestion; it is probably the right solution. I briefly thought about this simple possibility, but I got hooked on the thought that may be the copy-protection scheme is playing tricks on me, mainly because both DVDs (part I and II) had the same behavior. By the way, they seem pressed and not burnt.


#4

Another user had some discs from Germany that had some new type of protection on them. The program developers always have to play catch-up. Usually new encryption won’t be read correctly and will pop up the email notification box in DVDFab. The fact that they won’t play even in a standalone player is what leads me to think they are defective, but you’re right, what are the odds of getting two defective discs??!? Are these from a major studio?