DVD skip

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#1

I am having trouble playing DVDs on my PC. The DVD will start up fine but while playing it will skip about 1/2 second at a time then it will play fine for another second so then skip another 1/2 second, etc. Please help!


#2

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

Do you have this problem with a burned disc or with a pressed one?

What drive do you have exactly? Is the disc dirty or scratched?


#3

I have a Sony DVD/CD rewritable drive, DRU-530A. The problem has occured with rented discs. I have played two different DVDs and both have the same problem. I has only recently done this. I have been able to play DVDs in the past (as early as 2-3 months ago). The DVDs do not appear to be dirty or scratched.


#4

Which programs are you using to play the dvds? If you haven’t tried it yet, download VLC ( a free media player) and try playing one with it.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Lets see if we can narrow it down to a hardware or software problem. If it has the same behavior in several software players, then it is more likely a hardware problem. Cleaning the lens of the drive might help in that case.


#5

Well, I was playing the DVDs on Windows Media Player and got the skip. I downloaded the VLC Media Player and it played fine. I then tried InterActual Player and got the skip again. Finally, I tried PowerDVD and it played fine. What would cause the two players to make it skip and the other two to play it fine?
Thank you for your help!!


#6

Some softwares are more resources-hungry than other, and actually some softwares are more crappy than other :stuck_out_tongue:

WMP is one of the worst video playing softwares ever created in my opinion :Z

VLC and powerDVD are among the best available (latest versions of PowerDVD are a bit “heavy” however, requiring a powerful CPU and a lot of RAM, mostly if you are playing HD contents)


#7

[quote=geno888;2034756]Some softwares are more resources-hungry than other, and actually some softwares are more crappy than other :stuck_out_tongue:

WMP is one of the worst video playing softwares ever created in my opinion :Z

VLC and powerDVD are among the best available (latest versions of PowerDVD are a bit “heavy” however, requiring a powerful CPU and a lot of RAM, mostly if you are playing HD contents)[/quote]

Geno is right. WMP is iffy @ best on my PC. Sometimes it’ll play fine, sometimes it won’t. I also use PowerDVD now (it came w/ my new LG burner) & it is pretty solid for playback of DVD’s or DVD folders on the hard drive.
:iagree: