View Full Version : DVD Freezes on Playback

2006-10-27, 11:49 AM
A friend asked me to try to fix a problem he had. He has a PAL dvd of an audience-shot REO show. After using IFOedit to "change" this to NTSC for him, I burned a copy in Nero Express and Nero verified it as OK.

I try to play this in my stand-alone Sony and it will totally freeze evry couple of minutes but then resume playback by itself if left alone only to freeze again a minute or so later. It will continue to do this all through-out the dvd. I burned a 2nd copy just in case it was bad media only to have the same result.

I have never had a problem with playback on my Sony for any other dvd's I "changed" from PAL to NTSC using IFOedit so I don't suspect that is the problem.

Does anyone have a clue what might be happening here? Is it just a crappy source dvd? The source dvd my friend gave me is a dvd-r, he couldn't play it because it's PAL so I told him I should be able to "change" it to NTSC.

2006-10-30, 06:00 AM
i've had this happen on SVCD discs i burned years ago, but never on a DVD...so i got no clue...but i'd be interested to hear an explanation as well, since you've done the PAL>NTSC trick before and never had a problem

i'll see if i can't dig any info on this up online

2006-11-01, 10:50 AM
i had this issue - was really strange. Different brands of disks were freezing differently.

..long story short - it was my "generic" DVD burner.

bought a new Sony DVD Burner ($65) and now everything plays great on the Sony DVD player. (lets call this "an engineering feature")

2006-11-01, 02:50 PM
Thanks, but I don't think that's my problem. I have a 3 month old Lite-On burner and everything other dvd I have burned (possibly 200) all have played fine on the same Sony that has a problem with this one so I doubt I have a conflict between burner and player.

What I haven't tried yet is to see how my pc' plays the source dvd that I copied from to see if that also freezes. :duh:

2006-11-06, 12:09 PM
i have an issue like this on a mail trade DVD. plays fine in the computer
but in the DVD player it freezes. wont restart itself but the audio keeps going.
had the same problem on one other mail trade DVD, and never got it resolved.
tried ripping it and re burning but to no avail.........

sweet DVD too...... :hmm: