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How to Fix a Skipping DVD – Remove DVD Skips & Freezes

Author by Rocabella

Updated on June 2, 2021

Recently, I found that many friends said that their DVDs are always skipping when they watched movies. It is a really annoying thing when enjoying a movie. So, I’d like to share some relevant reasons and solutions to fix a skipping DVD.

A Typical "DVD Skips and Freezes" Problem You May Ever Encounter

Q:I have trouble with DVD skipping, freezing up problem. Bought 4 DVD's off eBay, used (released less than 2 years ago), original, not copies or bootlegs, appear to be in pretty good shape, but they won't operate reliably. Two of them have a few light scratches and I have rubbed all with a soft cloth. But the episode (it's a TV series DVD set) will lock up, freeze or skip. I don't have this problem with other DVDs in my collection. How to fix a DVD that skips and freezes?

It's annoying to have a sudden set of picture skips and freezes when we're engrossed in a DVD movie. I believe that the people who encounter the same situation are not just a few. First, you should calm down and then find the reason and corresponding solutions.

Develop a Habit of Backing UP Your DVDs

If you're used to backing up your DVD and focusing on DVD care, you can greatly avoid the DVD freeze and DVD skipping. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a smart DVD ripping software for backing up DVD with original quality. First, it can bypass all copy encryptions including DVD CSS, Region Code, Multi-angle, RCE, etc, so you can make personal digital copies of the movies you’ve paid for. Then, you can rip a full-length DVD in around 10-20 minutes, and the program offers a library of more than 300 of output profiles including AVI, MP4, MKV, MPG, WMV, MOV, etc for beginners. Besides, it even can directly rip DVD to audio like DVD to WAV. Anyway, by virtue of its intuitive interface, easy-to-use as well as powerful ripping ability, the software is your ideal choice for getting your movies off plastic discs. Then the question comes – How to use this powerful ripper? Keep reading and follow the simple guide below.

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Simple Guide on Backing up DVDs

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Before start, make sure you have downloaded the programhave downloaded the program on your Windows computer. And put your DVD in DVD-ROM before launching the program.

Open the software you just installed. Click on the “DVD Disc” button icon (ISO image and DVD folder are also supported) to load your DVD. It takes less than one minute to complete analyzing the DVD contents. And main title which means the right main movie has been automatically chosen. Next, choose one output format for your video, here I’d like to recommend 1: 1 Quick Copy (that’s DVD to MPG) because ripping one DVD with an hour and forty minutes duration time to MPG just needs 5-10 minutes while reducing size from 7.5G to 2.9G. Finally, set your output folder path and click Run to start the conversion.

How to Fix a DVD That Skips and Freezes

For DVDs which already have DVD skips and freezes, there are some several reasons why do DVDs freeze and related solutions:

1. Scratches or Ashes

One main reason is scratches and ashes. They may hinder laser's beam to read DVD data. Under this circumstance, how to clean a DVD that skips? We can fix the scratched DVD by ourselves and clean discs. Wipe in straight lines from the center rim to the outer rim to avoid further scratches.

2. Bad Burned DVD

Because of the poor quality of the disc, the record may be incomplete or the data may be lost in the process of burning DVD. How do you fix a DVD that skips in this case? The solution is to find the source file and reburn them with good quality blank DVD discs which enjoys a high reputation.

3. DVD Drive or Player Problem

The model of DVD drivers or players are too old or they are covered by too much dust can also lead to DVD skips & freezes. How to make a DVD stop skipping is very simple in this case. Regularly clean your DVD drive and player or purchase another new.

4. DVD Region Code

There are many occasions when we buy a DVD disc, but it won't play due to the region code unconformity between your DVD player and DVD disc. So we need to purchase a region-free DVD player or use a third-party tool to remove region code.

So, you have got four different ways to fix a skipping DVD and learned how to back up your DVD fast. I might definitely like to add some more tricks to the list, so if you have any you can mention them in the comments box.

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