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Easy Vhs To Dvd Playback Fast Forward Freezing


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Hello, I have Burned a movie and put it in my samsung DVD player and when I fast forward or rewind it starts off ok and then after about 3 seconds it stops fast forwarding and acts like it is in standard play mode, however the screen is stuck at the last picture. Over half the time it will actually freeze up and require me to shut off the player and turn it back on. I have tried a single layer memorex at 16x and a dual layer memorex at 2.5 x , and I have chapter menus as well, it does the same thing on both discs. Any help would be greatly aprreciated.

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Hello, I have Burned a movie and put it in my samsung DVD player and when I fast forward or rewind it starts off ok and then after about 3 seconds it stops fast forwarding and acts like it is in standard play mode, however the screen is stuck at the last picture. Over half the time it will actually freeze up and require me to shut off the player and turn it back on. I have tried a single layer memorex at 16x and a dual layer memorex at 2.5 x , and I have chapter menus as well, it does the same thing on both discs. Any help would be greatly aprreciated.

 

Throw those Memorex into a dumpster and get some quality DVD such as Verbatim. Also never burn at the highest speed.

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:lol::P:lol: Walt hit that one on the head!

 

Also, how LONG are these projects???

 

 

 

 

Its a one hour 10 minute production with a one minute intro movie, I have a single layer verbatim disc in the drive as we speak, I burned it at 4x speed, so I'll get back to ya and let ya know if that takes care of it, When I use a dual layer disc, it only allows me to burn at 2.5 with no other options, what is the basic difference between burn speeds, what does it mean in terms of quality, Thanks John

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Its a one hour 10 minute production with a one minute intro movie, I have a single layer verbatim disc in the drive as we speak, I burned it at 4x speed, so I'll get back to ya and let ya know if that takes care of it, When I use a dual layer disc, it only allows me to burn at 2.5 with no other options, what is the basic difference between burn speeds, what does it mean in terms of quality, Thanks John

 

That 71 minute production will not fit on a standard 4.7GB DVD if you are using the best quality setting.; you can only fit about 60 minutes on such a DVD at settings.

 

Burn speed has nothing to do with quality, it may affect if the burn is successful or not dpending on your burner. I never use the max speed but usually a lower setting

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Those times will cause the DVD to be rendered at about 6 mbps...

 

Whereas if you keep to 1 hour for 4.7 GB DVD (2 for an 8.5) they will render at 9 mbps :o

 

This combined with lessor quality media can give some DVD Players fits!

 

While this may not be the ONLY answer, it sure fits the situation well ;)

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Well, the pc the production was done on will burn single layer discs but not dual layer, IT gives me a Failed to start the image writing operation Error while  Burning Image 80004003 Error while  Aborting. So to burn dual layer discs I have to use my E machine downstairs. Yesterday I cut some of the production and tried burning a Verbatim single layer at 4x on the E machine and it gave me the same error, So I had to burn it on the custom PC upastairs, When I played it back in my samsung player it doesnt freeze up or lock up, however, after about 8 seconds of fast forwarding, the picture stops moving and it no longer fast forwards, I am able to resume play where with the memorex I couldnt, It required a reboot, now this single layer berbatim Im talking about, I hadnt added any chapters to the production, because it would go over the 4.7 gig for the single layer, not sure if chapters helps fast forward navigation or not, the verbatim seemed to have better picture quality and smoother operation, however I am still unable to productively fast forward, Should I stick with 4x or try 8x, Thanks for the help guys, If you have any other suggestions I would be up to it, Thanks, John

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Well Roxio has replied to my problem of unable to fast forward during playback and below is what they said, I do have a few questions related to there reply, #1 how do I check the bit rate, and how do I re encode the files at a lower bit rate? #2 how do I check to see if my production is encoded with a cbr Constant Bit Rate versus a Vbr variable bit rate? Any Help would be greatly appreciated, Ive spent months on this production, Its my first production and through all the hoops Ive run through this is the fianl one for the project to be finished.

 

 

 

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1.Too high of a bit rate for the files will translate to a DVD that a player will have a hard time playing back fluidly on a set top or computer based machine, but most likely the set top as it lacks the processing power that a computer has. You may want to re-encode your files at a lower bit rate to see if the problem diminishes or goes away.

 

2.DVD-/+R's have a tendency to play back better as they are more compatible with both computer and set top DVD players due to the disc's higher reflectivity. DVD+/-RW's have a lower reflectivity on their discs which can lead to playback issues ranging from jumpy pictures to no playback at all.

 

3.If you are using a third party video coder/decoder (codec), make sure that your motion compensation isn't set too low which can cause bad playback as well.

 

4.If available, make sure that your video is encoded at CBR (Constant Bit Rate) and not VBR (Variable Bit rate) which can cause this error.

 

5.Make sure that you are using the media recommended by the DVD burner manufacturer. Many times using generic or "cheap" media will not playback as properly as the name brand media that the DVD burner manufacturer recommends.

 

6.Finally, if the DVD was captured via Sonic or Roxio software, there could be many reasons such as low RAM, background processes (Anti-virus software, Spyware, etc), or DMA switched off. Please consult the software's Help File (F1 on your keyboard while the application is open) for system requirements and performance improvement tips.

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Welllll that depends on the Version or Build of your software… :glare:

 

The 201B Build (latest & greatest) gives you next to NO control over capture or output :o

 

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You have a ‘slight’ control over Output through Time, as we have emphasized but NO direct control when outputting to a DVD.

 

You do realize it could be your Player???

 

Have you tried them in other Players or using playing software on a PC?

 

As far as errors with DL discs, not All burners can burn DL discs :huh:Generally all Burners in the last year or 2 can… But even that is a pretty broad statement ;) You really have to check the Make and Model specs to make sure it can Burn DL discs ;)

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Well, My version doesnt look anything like that, Its about 2 years old, I cant find a version number anywhere and when I tried to check for updates it said updates are down right now, I was hoping to find a verion number in the check for updates chart. Anyways, I took your advise and I tried it on two other DVD players and It fast forwarded fine with both machines, so IT would appear to be a firmware problem with my samsunmg blu ray player. I would have tried another machine earlier but Ive only got the samsung. I did have a problem with a magnavox player reading my dual layer disc, the polaroid player read it. How often does a player have trouble reading a dual layer disc? Im sending a dozen copies of a home video to relatives and Im wondering if I should cut some of the production and fit it on a single layer disc, Also, I have a few mp3 files on the production, do most all DVD players read mp3 files? Thanks a buch for all your help guys. John

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Well, My version doesnt look anything like that, Its about 2 years old, I cant find a version number anywhere and when I tried to check for updates it said updates are down right now, I was hoping to find a verion number in the check for updates chart. Anyways, I took your advise and I tried it on two other DVD players and It fast forwarded fine with both machines, so IT would appear to be a firmware problem with my samsunmg blu ray player. I would have tried another machine earlier but Ive only got the samsung. I did have a problem with a magnavox player reading my dual layer disc, the polaroid player read it. How often does a player have trouble reading a dual layer disc? Im sending a dozen copies of a home video to relatives and Im wondering if I should cut some of the production and fit it on a single layer disc, Also, I have a few mp3 files on the production, do most all DVD players read mp3 files? Thanks a buch for all your help guys. John

 

Click on Help then About and you will see the version number. When you author a video DVD, it does not matter what format the source is in, it all gets "converted" to the correct audio/video format for the DVD.

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Cool, the earlier versions actually had more features! ;)

 

Let us know the Version, but even without it, I know you can capture a “DV” quality, which is AVI but needs 12.8 GB of space per hour of capture… Still it is the best to use

 

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Then you can set the output to HQ to make sure you are getting the best:

 

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Burned DL discs don’t always enjoy widespread compatibility… I use Verbatim +R DL’s with good success but keep a few –R’s on hand for them that can’t read the +R’s.

 

I ran across one player that would only play –RW discs Of course they don’t make DL’s in RW… :( Since it was my Father-in-Law, I bought him a new Player and took the old one to the dump!

 

As far as your Samsung – Check to see if there are any Firmware Updates for it! (my Sony has had 2 since I bought it)

 

You usually download them and burn them to a CD. Then just insert the CD in the Player and it does what it needs to do.

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under help and about menu it says Build 121B98A ENU and then Technical Support ID 717666685526 ya Ive got the production down to 1 hour 5 minutes with a one minute intro video, I could chop another 5 or 6 minutes off and put it on a single layer, but I just cant decide where to cut the 5 minutes off, So I might just burn it to a verbatim Dual layer and if theres a problem the send the reletives a single layer edited version. I havent added chapters yet, I wasnt sure if it would be pratical or not, I think adding chapters adds size to the production which would be ok if I chose to use dual layers. So basically I gotta decide single layer or dual layer, Should I add chpters and which burn speed to choose, with single layer I can choose from 4x to 16x with the dual layer it will only let me burn at 2.5x. Either way Im choosing high quality. I really appreciate the help, Im new to this and the forums have been the only thing keeping this project going. Thanks again, John

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Great! You have a Win7 Compatible version that was out for only 6 months…

 

Timewise, you are right on the edge but with that version you have a couple of options…

 

If set to HQ in MyDVD, the Bar at the bottom is your clue…

 

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As long as it is not RED, you have room.

 

IF it turns red and you are just a minute or 2 over, you can go into File-Project Settings and take the mbps down a notch from 9 mbps to 8 mbps ;)

 

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This would be enough to get a minute or 2 more on without a great sacrifice in quality.

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Cool I never opened up that options menu, When I select High Quality, it only allows me 7.96 MBS. I have to change the sound from LPCM to MPEG 1 to get 9 MBS, I wonder why? Also, If I choose progressive, will it deinterlace the project? Thanks, John

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Cool I never opened up that options menu, When I select High Quality, it only allows me 7.96 MBS. I have to change the sound from LPCM to MPEG 1 to get 9 MBS, I wonder why? Also, If I choose progressive, will it deinterlace the project? Thanks, John

 

LCPM is a larger audio file less room for video at a higher encoding rate.

 

Wiki, Interlaced and Progressive video..

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cool, so by dumping LPCM and using MPEG I gain 1 MBS of picture quality, I have a basic understanding of interlaced and progressive, I was just wondering if by selecting progressive, if the program would actually deinterlace the production, becasuse progressive is always better picture quality.

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cool, so by dumping LPCM and using MPEG I gain 1 MBS of picture quality, I have a basic understanding of interlaced and progressive, I was just wondering if by selecting progressive, if the program would actually deinterlace the production, becasuse progressive is always better picture quality.

 

http://www.digitalfaq.com/guides/video/capture-understand-sources.htm

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