I tried Verbatim but same results as with Sony discs. I do know that Dynex just worsens the problem.
Here is what I found:
If I do not use the Magic Clean or any enhancement features [tires to get rid of noise, shakes, does color balance etc.] , the pausing is reduced. One can test for this by viewing it in Movie mode.
Also, it does not seem to like mixed media sources, e.g. using HD, along with still shots and camera movie at lower resolution.
I also uninstalled Nero Photo Elite because that seems to come up whenever I tried to import pictures.
A list of what I tried:
Disconnected network cable, disable McAfee, exited Spybot: only resident programs left on are: Quick time, Intel Audio, & Sony’s Picture Motion Browser [PMB] if I turned off PMB, the burning process crashes. I tried both LP and SP video quality modes but same problems.
No solution yet:
There is actual “freezing” during playback on DVD player or the player thinks there is no disc. I am beginning to wonder if perhaps the dvd drive itself is malfunctioning and I will rule this out by swapping it out with a new one, say a Sony instead of LG. PowerDirector tech support offered no real solutions yet. Next week I will get the blu ray writer [LG GBW-H20L] and I will try it out.
I bought PowerDirector 7 Ultra because it was rated number 1 and it supports HD but it has been a disappointment so far. I have used Adope Premire Elements and Pinnacle as well but these required updates. I am getting an upgrade with HD capability for Pinnacle and I will let you know how it goes.