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Austin Powers: Goldmember - Technical Issues (merged thread)


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#1 of 91 OFFLINE   Blake Heinzeroth

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Posted December 03 2002 - 01:48 PM

I got home and popped in my newly purchased 'Austin Powers in Goldmember' DVD (widescreen of course), only to find that it locks up every 2 minutes during playback. In fact, it's almost every 2 minutes exactly. I am able to scan forward through the offending lock-up, but the movie is certainly not very enjoyable when watched under these condtions.

Is anyone else having an issue with this disc?

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#2 of 91 OFFLINE   mike corwin

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Posted December 03 2002 - 02:02 PM

Blake,

Yup, same player, same problem as you experienced. It played fine on my pc, and on a Sony.

In fact, even the Goldmember menus were squirelly on the Pioneer...locking up and such, with the audio stopping.

I've never had any issues with an Infinifilm DVD before, although I hear others have.

#3 of 91 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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Posted December 03 2002 - 04:40 PM

Strange- I had it playing fine up til 42:00, when it freezes, pixelates, then continues on my Pioneer DVL-909- tried it on my Playstation and it froze and skipped ahead a few seconds. Checked here first to make sure this wasn't an authoring problem like Monsters Inc, guess I'll have to go back to the store! (Didn't buy Lilo and Stitch because of the problem with Monsters Inc BTW, won't buy another Disney title til they fix it!)
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#4 of 91 OFFLINE   Colin-H

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Posted December 03 2002 - 05:14 PM

Throughout the movie, the navigation controls (rewind, fast forward, pause, chapter skip) on my DVD player (RV31) are disabled.

Anyone else experience this problem?
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#5 of 91 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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Posted December 03 2002 - 05:17 PM

New copy works fine, at least at that spot!
BTW this was the worst attempt to watch a movie I've had in recent memory- start time delayed due to a lot of stupid stuff, then a phone call, then having the disc run into a defect!
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#6 of 91 OFFLINE   Oscar Saenz

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Posted December 03 2002 - 05:40 PM

Yup, my DV-37 is having the same problems. However, my XBox seems to run it perfectly. Too bad because it sure was looking nice on the progressive scan player.

#7 of 91 OFFLINE   Joseph G Blea

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Posted December 03 2002 - 06:34 PM

Same problem here Colin on my Panasonic RP91. Only way to pause it was to stop the disc, then come back and hit play to start it back up. That didn't work right either though. Usually the DVD will start right back up where I stopped it. With this DVD, it restarted at the beginning of the last chapter. Couldn't pause or scan at all. The only function I had was chapter skip.

#8 of 91 OFFLINE   Rachael B

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Posted December 03 2002 - 07:11 PM

Same problem with the RP91....
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Posted December 03 2002 - 07:30 PM

I have the same problem with my ancient Panasonic A115. I've had the player for over 2 years, and this is the first disc problem I've ever had with it.
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Posted December 03 2002 - 07:49 PM

Panasonic A120, same problem.
Picture and Audio start to stutter after ch.12.
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#11 of 91 OFFLINE   Rick Mena

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Posted December 03 2002 - 08:19 PM

Posted Image Having stuttering and pausing issues about 5 min after starting a chapter . . . what's the joke NEW LINE? (Pioneer DV-47 here)

#12 of 91 OFFLINE   Rick Mena

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Posted December 03 2002 - 08:24 PM

Yep same freakin problems here!!!!! I HATE having to return things for THIS kind of problem! errrrrrrrrrrr! Posted Image

#13 of 91 OFFLINE   James Reader

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Posted December 03 2002 - 08:37 PM

Isn't this the case with all Infinifilm titles on some players. I think (going from memory here) the ffd and rew buttons are disabled on my Inififilm discs but the others work OK (I have 2 Pioneer 727Fs)
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#14 of 91 OFFLINE   BarryS

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Posted December 03 2002 - 08:58 PM

It's not a problem with the disc. You can't pause. This is apparently, the way the disc was authored. Posted Image

#15 of 91 OFFLINE   James Bergeron

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Posted December 04 2002 - 12:44 AM

If you hit menu, you'll be sent back to the menu and you can just resume the film this way. I NEVER pause since that would keep a still image. Although I rarely "pause" anyways since that ruins the movie.
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Posted December 04 2002 - 01:03 AM

Seems like there are a lot of problems with DVD's on Pioneer players. Note to self never buy one Posted Image. Sorry to hear you guys are having these problems. I had no issues on my RP-91, the layer change seems to be at the credits so not in the movie which was great and not really noticeable either.
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Posted December 04 2002 - 01:14 AM

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I NEVER pause since that would keep a still image. Although I rarely "pause" anyways since that ruins the movie.
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#18 of 91 OFFLINE   Blake Heinzeroth

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Posted December 04 2002 - 02:32 AM

Finally ended up watching it on my computer DVD drive.

In response to the above comment regarding Pioneer players... I have watched over 500 DVDs on my DV-37 (including other Infinifilm series discs), and I have to say that this is the first one I've ever had problems with. Maybe others have had issues, but I have been very happy with my choice (though the new Denon players are certainly tempting me).

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#19 of 91 OFFLINE   Donnie Eldridge

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Posted December 04 2002 - 02:35 AM

Thats weird the pause worked for me on my RV31. I watched the movie last night. There were several times where I had to pause it when I left the room. I didn't try any other functions, but it worked.
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Posted December 04 2002 - 03:07 AM

Same problem with my A120 -- but...

I tried to pause one scene (the TV news bulletin after Dr. Evil & Mini-Me's World Court trial -- to read the funny little headlines), and first discovered the lockout problem. But skipping back to the beginning of the chapter, I was able to pause just fine, and was able to slow advance my way up to the point I wanted to see. When I got there, it paused just fine.

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