I have a HTPC with a Plextor 130A DVD-ROM drive which i use for playing DVDs. I have been having some problems with stuttering in movies, apparently due to errors on the disc(at least the drive goes crazy at specific points on the disc or freezes shortly). Testing the DVD with the worst behavior on my main PC in my LiteOn DVD-ROM gives the following result in Nero DVD Speed:
(the nero program has decided to use Danish instead of english in all the programs, ive tried to change it several times but it doesnt work, im sure you know the display well enough to look at it anyway
I must admit i have no idea what the results mean, but the first orange peak seems to coincide with the play-back freezing(based on just considering how far into the movie this was).
I dont seem to have any problems playing back the DVD using the LiteOn drive which makes me suspect some problem with the Plextor drive.
I would like to do a quality test using the Plextor drive. Since Nero DVD Speed wont perform a quality scan on the Plextor, im trying to use PxScan instead. PxScan finds the Plextor drive okay, but no matter what test i try to run it just says: "Waiting for any drive to become ready … " followed by a (looong) count-down. What am i doing wrong?