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    I'm using a DVD-rom from 1998 in my setup (celeron 500mhz/256MB BookPC). DVDs play fine in FrodoDVD and PowerDVD. However, DVD-r backups skip alot. Do I need a new DVD-rom drive?? I'm ordering those round IDE cables, think they may help (faster transfer speeds?)?

    Thanks.
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    Originally posted by mykolJay
    I'm using a DVD-rom from 1998 in my setup (celeron 500mhz/256MB BookPC). DVDs play fine in FrodoDVD and PowerDVD. However, DVD-r backups skip alot. Do I need a new DVD-rom drive?? I'm ordering those round IDE cables, think they may help (faster transfer speeds?)?

    Thanks.
    The IDE cable won't help. If you can play the original fine but the backup causes problems then your carputer may not like the encoding of the backup. Try improving the quality by doing a movie only backup, skip the menus, alternative languages etc.

    Its also possible its just the brand of DVD-R you are using. Maybe your carputer DVD-ROM doen't like that particular brand.
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      1998 is ancient. You need a new drive. The newer drives are specially designed to
      handle dvd-r,+r. With older drives, just like older stand alone dvd players, it's a crap shoot.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by frodobaggins
        1998 is ancient. You need a new drive. The newer drives are specially designed to
        handle dvd-r,+r. With older drives, just like older stand alone dvd players, it's a crap shoot.
        Thats what I thought Frodo. Thought I would ask just in case I was missing something stupid.
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