I’m new around here, and I have been reading many posts in the hope of finding a solution to my problem:
I recently purchased a HP 420i (firmware 1.28), which is a pretty good dvd burner as I understand. All the movies I have ripped so far have the same playback issue, when played in any dvd player other than the 420i (my laptop dvd-rom, a toshiba set top dvd player, my friend’s panasonic set top). At the beginning playback is fine, then it starts freezing at random intervals, then plays a little bit more, freezes again, etc. The dvd’s are fine when I use the 420i to play them.
I have tried various combinations of software for decryption, encoding and burning and I always end up with the same results. Right now I’m using DVD Decrypter 3.5.1, along with DVD Shrink 3.2 and Nero 6.3.03.
The DVD media I’m currently using is re-branded Maxell 2XDVD-R (MXL RG01).
I suspect it is a problem with the firmware but I really don’t know how to find out for sure, or how to go about flashing a hacked firmware in DOS, and which one to use.
P-S: I used to own a Pioneer DVR-04 and all my burns worked fine then.
GeForce 440MX 128MB (not the 64)
SoundBlaster Live! 5.1
CyberDrv CW088D CDR-RW (MASTER)
HP DVD Writer 420i (SLAVE)
Norcent EW-400 CDR-RW (USB External)
I would greatly appreciate any help or suggestions! I want my DVD’s to work in my set top: it’s a pain to have to connect my TV to the graphics card everytime I want to watch a movie…
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