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      I’ve watched both MPEG-2 and AVI versions of DVD videos I have burned, and they play smoothly off a hard disk. However, in just about all of my DVD videos I burn, certain points have “glitches” where the picture either gets blurry or motion stops/skips for a half-second or so. (Doesn’t often, perhaps 4-5 times per hour.) Because the videos play fine off the computer’s hard drive, I assume the error’s created during the DVD-writing process. What’s most likely to be causing this? Not enough RAM? (I’m at the system max. of 512MB.) Data rate too high for the burner to keep up? (I typically encode MPEG-2 files at 6,000 Kbps because I want to maintain a good image.) The problem occurs with DVDs burned at 1X on both brand-name and generic media.

      Thanks in advance for whatever advice you can offer. I know I should use a faster computer (currently 866 MHz Pentium III, 512MB RAM, 133 MHz FSB system), but I also want a new VX2000/2100 camcorder, and — funds being what they are — I can’t afford to pay for both a new camcorder and computer at the same time.

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      Thank you for your suggestion, David. I burned another test disc encoded at 4500, CBR, and noticed no image degradation within the first 10 minutes or so. At one point I noticed a stutter, but when I replayed that scene over again, I couldn’t get the problem to repeat. (Maybe there was dust on the disc?) I’ll watch the whole 4500, CBR movie later today; if the skipping occurs, I’ll re-encode at 8000, CBR and see where that takes me.

      Frankly, I’m glad you think that’s all that’s causing the problem.

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      The movie still skips but not as much. Also, I’ve noticed that I can’t get the skip/stutter to occur at the same point in time. When I watch the DVD MPEG-2 file on my software DVD player (read from the hard drive), it doesn’t skip at all, so I’m starting to think the problem’s with either my DVD-RW drive or the blank media. (The problem arises regardless of whether I burn the video to Maxell DVD-RW or generic HQ DVD-R. I’ll pick up some brand-name DVD-R on the way home, like Memorex, Sony, TDK, etc.

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