burned video files on DVD playback problem

Posted on 2005-05-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
My friend burned a whole bunch of video files onto a DVD-R disc (like over 20 of .avi or .rmvb files), but when I tried to watch them using my DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive, it is extremely slow. The drive constantly seems to be reading the disc and I can finally see the filenames in the disc after like 5 minutes (from "my computer"). Then when I tried to click on one of the .rmvb files to get RealPlayer to play it, it again took 5 minutes or so to open and then it just stops after playing for 20 seconds.

What could be the problem? I'm using WinXP and I know my drive plays video DVDs (the real ones) without any problem. Also my realplayer plays .rmvb files on hard disk without problem. Thanks for any advice.
Question by:sherong
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    Accepted Solution

    you can try readi,g this cd on another drive, if it is that slow there too, it can be a poorly burned cd
    you can check the ide channel settings in device manager  also, if they are set to DMA, not PIO
    open device manager, in ide/ataî controllers select the ide channel, and in Advanced tab you can change the setting
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    Expert Comment

    Home made DVD or CD media often playback badly on other drives. This can often be improved if the media are recorded at lower speeds. Tell your friend to use lower speeds. Also, RW media are often another problem, so make sure only R media get used (I think you did mention it as being an "R" DVD, but just to make sure...).
    You can also try to copy the files to your disk before trying to play them.

    Author Comment

    Sorry I was busy for a while and didn't have time to finish this up...
    Yup, a poorly burned DVD, I guess. I've got some other of his DVDs and they worked fine. So I guess there's nothing I can do to fix it now.  Thanks for your comment.

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