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Posted: 02 Oct 05, 17:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay. I bought a new movie, The Bourne Supremacy, and put it in our tv's dvd player to watch it. All is well, then in the 16th chapter it digitalizes and starts skipping on me. I take the disk out to look at it and there's not a single scratch on it. So we take it back to the store and switch it for the other one they have. Put it in to chapter 16 and bam! Skips again!

Now here's the confusing part: I put it in my computer's player and it's absolutely fine, and I put a different movie in the tv's player last night and no problems whatsoever!

Why would two different disks of the same movie skip in exactly the same spot, but only in the tv dvd player?

Agh!



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Posted: 02 Oct 05, 17:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

twilight zone?

nah seriously...is it a dual-layer disc? and if so - is it skipping at the layer-join point?


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Posted: 02 Oct 05, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know what you're talking about. That same exact thing (well, I'm not sure of what chapter, though) happened last year when we played Airheads in our DVD player. I immediately took the disc out, and saw that there were no scratches. And it was brand-new, too.


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Posted: 02 Oct 05, 19:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's just a sad fact of life that not all discs are going to work on all players. You've confirmed that it's not the disc by the fact that it plays fine on the computer.

If it were me, I'd make a single-layer copy with DVD Shrink (which most likely WILL play on your player) and return it for something else. Stores will generally allow you to get something else (but never a refund) once they realize you're just going to keep opening and trying out additional copies unless they do ;) So the copy is your reward for all the trouble you had to go to.

It's not just the layer change that screws with some players, it's the copy protection encryption, which is useless except to cause headaches for paying consumers such as yourself. They keep trying to outwit computer copying programs (to no avail) with new encryption codes which result in encryption that isn't able to be decoded by some players.

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Posted: 02 Oct 05, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is a dual layer disc (says so in the corner), but I have no idea what a layer joint point is or looks like. It's one sided if that's what you mean.

And no, it's not a PC DVD, it's a regular old dvd that just skips once in the regular player. Thanks for your help you guys!

(Sorry Jeff, I'm not about to copy a dvd that I can buy a copy of)


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Posted: 02 Oct 05, 20:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You probably wouldn't see the actual layer change on the disc itself. To get more space on the disc, they will record two layers of info on one side (called a DVD-9). Without popping in my own copy, I'd agree with Brenski and say that the layer change is at the 16th Chapter since the exact same problem has happened to 2 discs.

What kind of DVD player are you playing this on? Cheaper and off-brands tend to have more problems with dual layer discs than name brand players.


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Posted: 02 Oct 05, 22:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a Panasonic ... DVDR-30. We bought it back when I was a freshman ... so like 2000/2001?

Really I haven't had any problems with it before. It seems to be only this disk at that point.

Oh well, we know what happens. Can always push the >> button and just skip to 17 anyhow :P


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