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    Angry DVDs Choppy After Burn
    I am trying to create backups of my DVDs and copy from one DVD to another through the disk utility. When I burn the DVD (at max. possible 8X) the DVD is turning out VERY choppy. The picture will freeze, be extremely pixel-ly, or the sound will be choppy. Any suggestions? Is there a better way to copy DVDs than with the disk utility (that's free!)??

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    You may also have a bad drive. My first DVD burner was used, and several years old. Every movie I ever burned with it was exactly as you described (or just didn't work at all). It was also slower at ripping/copying audio CDs. Fortunately, burners aren't that expensive.
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    Im not sure if it works any better or worse but I've used "Burn" with great success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toyman321 View Post
    Im not sure if it works any better or worse but I've used "Burn" with great success.
    Burn is a great program, but choppy playback is most likely a hardware problem - either the discs were in bad shape before burning or the drive is failing.
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