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Old 10-23-05, 12:39 PM
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Playback Problem

I have about 15 DVDs that I have bought in the past that are all info products (movies of seminars). They all appear to be duplicated and have just a CD label that was printed stuck on them. All were purchased from different people that have the legal right to resale them or from the original author.

When I plan any of them, some where in the video it will break up and stop playing or go on second at a time.

This happens on every DVD. I am using a Samsung DVD S221 MP3/DVD/CD player.

If I play with it by taking it in and out of the DVD player it will play normal.

Is this a problem with the DVD or the player or something when they duplicated it.

There are no scratches on the DVD.

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Old 10-23-05, 12:48 PM
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I assume other discs work with your player so there may just be some incompatibility between the two. Maybe try them on another player.
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Old 10-23-05, 12:57 PM
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It could be the labels that are causing the problems. I've noticed over the last couple years that people have reported problems playing DVDs with the stuck on paper labels. It throws off the balance of the disc or something like that. These labels seem to work fine with cds, but I believe DVDs are more sensitive to this off balance issue.
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Old 10-23-05, 04:27 PM
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Shouldn't use those labels, anyway. They can come loose or be out of balance, and either of those faults can damage a player. I hate when people use them on something I want to purchase.

There are often difficulties with burned discs, it's been a huge topic for years. Some discs don't play well in some machines, depending on what machine burned them and the brand of disc. And other factors. Your machine probably just has a slight problem with burned discs. Another player may be better. Next time you are going to purchase a player, bring a couple of these discs along to see if they will work.
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