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DVD Playback Freeze

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  1. chrissieg999

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    Hi, I have a Toshiba Satellite C50 on Windows 8. -8 months old. It has a DVD Drive. I have installed VLC to playback DVD's, however, after only a few minutes of playback the picture freezes, and weirdly the sound starts to repeat the same 5 secs or so of speech over and over and over again...... even after the DVD has been removed from the drive!!
    I have uninstalled and reinstalled VLC, uninstalled the pre-installed Toshiba video player (in case it was conflicting?), uninstalled and reinstalled the DVD drive.
    I have now uninstalled VLC and tried another programme - installed GOM player and the filter to get sound - same problem (without the sound repetition)
    Any ideas anyone??
    If all else fails - off to Argos for a £20 DVD player!!!....but I hate to be beaten!:mad:
     
  2. Oddba11

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    Are you able to read data (DVD) discs? Try copying files from a data disc to the HDD. That will simulate a constant read, such as when a movie is playing.

    Aside from that, I'd suspect a software/driver conflict/glitch.

    Are you using Windows 8 or 8.1? Are all updates and patches installed?

    You could try manually updating/reinstalling the system/video/audio drivers.
     
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    Hi thanks for replying
    I've tried to copy the disc to my hard drive but the disc is encrypted.:-(
    It has worked in the past??
    I'm using 8.1 - where do I find latest updates and patches please - not sure what this means!?
    As for manually updating /reinstalling the system/video/audio drivers - is there an idiot guide for this???
    Thanks
    Cx
     
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    Have you checked your DVD to see if it does not have any fingerprints in it.
     
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    Yes - gave a wipe with a lint free cloth.
    I've tried the same DVD in another lap top and it worked fine so its got to be my machine :-(
    I've used a DVD lens cleaner and still have the same problem.
    ??
     
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    Drivers should all be available from Toshiba.

    Typically, a hardware fault results in skipping or the disc not playing. The repeating audio and player lockup, sound like a software/driver issue.
     
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