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Sound skips/slow play DVD

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This is a relatively new problem, but I do not believe that anything has been installed to cause it, that I'm aware of.

Now, when I play DVD's on my computer, the sound skips, or is jumpy, although I think it's because of the playback, not the sound. It seems like it want's to play the DVD to fast. This does not happen when I play movies that have been burned onto a CD-R disk. And it's not movie specific, movies that used to play fine are now having problems.

Could it be that the drive needs to be physically cleaned? I've never had this problem before, but it seems to have occured after I burned a lot of disks.

It's a Window's XP system, HP Computer, with a RW 16x10/DVD
Combination Drive.

Thanks for any advice

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Well you are on the right track. If you have some specs as to your system, CPU speed, amount of RAM, and DVD model this would help narrow problem down. Also, what application do you use for playback? And are the DVDs burned , rented, ...?
But as with any mechanical device, use takes its toll. It could be a worn gear, or belt. Also, are you running latest firmware for your device?
Here are some links that may help.


This is a utility, trialware, that may help.
dvd idle

Good Luck
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