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  1. VideoTom

    Gap In Sound

    Hello Brendon and thanks again for all the information. I have to admit that I know nothing about burning DVDs except telling the program to do it and waiting for it to pop out. I didn't know you could scan a disc to show the quality of the burn. How do you do that? I must have mentioned somewhere along the line that I'm using the DVD burner in my laptop, an HP Pavilion, about 5 years old, but never had a problem before. Is it customary to use any other kind of external dvd burner for these kinds of projects? I took your advice and defragged my C drive and my G drive which holds my slideshow. My D drive didn't need defragging. I also used a lens cleaning disc to clean my lens - a "TDK CD LensCLEAR". I then tried burning another DVD. Burning speed started at 2.6 and quickly went to 4 and stayed there. And exactly the same hesitation has occurred. The only thing I didn't try from your suggestions was a different brand of DVD. It'll be a little while before I can get out to buy another brand. Which would you suggest? It just seems so strange - I've burned hundreds of DVDs, all different brands over the years, and I've never had a single problem. Tom
  2. VideoTom

    Gap In Sound

    Brendon, Thanks again for your reply and sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I had to go out of town unexpectedly for a few days. I've played the DVD on 3 different DVD players - two Sonys attached to my TV and one Sony portable DVD player. The same situation on all of them - about every 8 minutes, the music stops for a couple of seconds, the picture stays where it is, the counter goes back to zero and then it all starts back up right where it left off. I've also played the DVD on a computer -not the one that I used to make the DVD - same thing but the hesitation is a little less obvious - just a little hang up and then off it goes again. Burning speed is 2.56 at the beginning and then goes up to 4.0. I'm using Memorex DVD+R 4.7 GB with write speed at 16X. I'm going to be out of town again, leaving tomorrow morning and coming back on Monday sometime. Since you're the only one who's replied, I'm beginning to think I have something really strange going on here!! Tom
  3. VideoTom

    Gap In Sound

    Hello Brendan. Thanks for the reply. I open My DVD Plus. I go to Help. I click on check for updates. It says checking for updates. Then is says failed to update. I think I realize now that this means there are no updates available. Sorry. I still have the problem with the gap in the music though. I've tried 2 or 3 times, but I'll again now to see if it continues.
  4. VideoTom

    Gap In Sound

    I have two problems: 1. I have Sonic Digital Media Plus v7. I believe I got it in a bundle with Muvee Auto Producer 6. I have created a slideshow with music and burned a DVD, total time 36 minutes. When the DVD plays, at approximately 8 minute intervals, the music stops, the counter on the DVD player goes back to zero, the drive makes a couple of clicking sounds, the picuture on the screen at the time remains, and then everything picks up exactly where it left off. This happens about every 8 minutes. 2. I've tried to go to Support to download any available upgrades but the downloads fail. Is this because I've never actually purchased Sonic Digital Media Plus v7. Thanks.
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