After making dozens of DVD backups of AVIs from my digital camera I've only had a few go wrong on me. Usually, the problem is either that (1.) there's general stuttering or choppiness or (2.) there are missing or corrupt sections where I'll be playing the file, I hit a corrupt patch, and the most recent good frame sticks and remains on the screen until the end of the corrupt patch. Often the problems go away later when I eject and reinsert the DVD, but sometimes they come back later or are there for good.
To verify my burns, so far I've had to take each AVI file on the DVD and scan through it briefly to make sure it works okay. Lately I've discovered checksums, and what I want to know is, if I put MD5 files on the DVDs and use those to verify the AVIs months later when corruption of the type I describe above might have occurred, will the checksum checker pick up on it? Will the corrupted file's MD5 signature be different?
Or if not, what other steps can I take to avoid having to scan each movie manually to check for corruption?
Thanks for any help, this has been driving me crazy for a long time.
By the way, Winamp has really weird problems when I try to use it to play AVIs from DVD. I keep getting stuttering at particular intervals, like every 11 seconds. Maybe it's some kind of buffering issue, cause the files play fine in WMP.