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How to Fix a DVD that Skips and Freezes - More than Cleaning

-- I have a Samsung 12" Portable DVD Player and it sometimes will skip a fraction of a second with certain DVDs.
-- I have a Sony DVD player but it freezes up like every 8 seconds with a brand new movie.  
-- When playing Incredibles 2 on VLC, the DVD freezes up repeatedly through the entire video. It pauses for a second, skips frames, and starts again in a different part. And sometimes the video is stuck/paused while the audio continues.
-- My brand new DVD freezes though it is in perfect condition, no scratches, no deformities, nothing. However, more than halfway through, the video would pause and skip about a second.

Endless freezes and skips completely kill all the fun when enjoying a DVD. The problem happens for different reasons. For those who have zero ideas on how to fix a DVD that skips and freezes, check below.