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  1. dreamer2263

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    i've been trying to burn dvds on my new toshiba laptop. first few worked fine, then they began skipping and having other glitches. was using sony dvd-r, switched to hp dvd-r, and the movies skip in exactly the same places. dvd burner is a matshi ta (wouldn't let me put that together....) dvd-ram uj880as ata device. udma is on. i run windows vista home premium, my laptop is a toshiba satellite l305d with amd athlon x2 dual-core ql-62 and 3 gb of ram. i usually use dvd fab5 to burn, although i have used windows dvd maker which was included with my computer.

    can anyone tell me what i need to do?
     
  2. lordsmurf

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    It is most likely a blank DVD quality issue. To learn more about which discs are best, and where to buy them, read this free guide: http://www.digitalfaq.com/reviews/dvd-media.htm

    Sony "made in Taiwan" should have worked well for you. If those were non-Taiwan Sony, it would explain the problems. HP is CMC-manufactured media, notoriously unreliable in quality.
     
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    i have discovered that it is not only dvds that skip after burning. music cds do as well. also, my friend had some verbatim dvd-r. i used one of those, and the problem still exists.
     
  4. Rabee

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    try using a disc burning software such as : nero, or roxio.
    the problem is mostly in Vista, i have faced lots of such issues.
    if you want a good one now for free try
    http://www.nch.com.au/burn/index.html

    That website also contains a bunch of excellent products,
    i recommend you to try there media converting programs they rock !
     
  5. lordsmurf

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    Don't use unknown burning software, don't buy anything either. If you switch from DVDFab for burning, only use ImgBurn for DVD-Video, a well-respected burning freeware.

    The problem may simply be the laptop drive. Laptop optical drives are notorious for being flaky. I gave up years ago, I now take an external DVD burner with me, either a "compact" model -- or better yet, the full-sized drives.
     
  6. Rabee

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    OK, that may be the reason, but Vista also is not the OS that you can depend on.
     
  7. lordsmurf

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    Vista is not as good as XP, but it's okay too.
     
  8. Rabee

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    I simply describe Vista by the following:
    "A big chunk of software, which was programed by a blind programmer"
    :p
     
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    I would suggest using a cd/dvd cleaning disk. It is possible that it simply needs to be cleaned. (do NOT touch the laser reader with your fingers).
    vicks
     
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