Late last week, I purchased a new computer. This system came with a hp740b DVD Writer with Lightscribe. I have been attempting to burn DVD’s with this system for the past few days. I am having a problem with the copied DVDs. The copied DVDs that I make pause every 25-35 minutes into the movie for a few seconds. I consistently see the same pause at the same spot in the movies that I burn.
Here is how I have been making the DVD copies. I am using DVD Shrink to make images. I then burn the images using either Nero, DVD Decrypter, or myDVD Plus. I believe that I can rule out the burning software as causing the problem, because I have used 3 different burning software items and came to the same pauses in the movies that I made. I am then forced to need to rule out a bad dvd writer drive, a bad spindle of dvd-r’s discs, DVD shrink causing the pauses, or a bad DVD reader underneath my TV. I have been using a spindle of TDK disks that has been reported as TDK disks with the DVD Identifier software.
Since I can not go out and buy a second spindle of DVD-R’s at this time of night on a holiday, I am going to try ruling out one last option of DVD Shrink that I have not attempted to rule out so far. I am going to try using DVD Shrink to shrink my movie down to 4050 Mbytes, which is less than 4gigs. I will then turn on the option to break up VOB files into 1GB chunks. A 4.7 GB file split into 1GB chunks will become 5 files, which is the number of pauses that I am consistently getting in each copied DVD.
If DVD shrink is not the problem, I am going to try ruling out the spindle of DVD-R’s. I am skeptical of this being the problem, because the pauses are constantly happening in the exact same spot in each movie that I copy. If my DVD shrink tweaking above does not fix my problem, what do you guys and gals suggest? Should I try ruling out my DVD writer drive, or the DVD reader that I have under my TV?
Also I have attempted to look for a firmware update for this drive, and I have been unable to find one. Any idea where I can find a firmware update for my drive?
Thanks in advance for any advice on my issue,