Here's my issue:
I have a new 1693S installed and upgraded to the last official Liteon firmware. Using Ritek DL -DVD-R
(DL DVD-R, Double Layer DVD-R)
Silver Shiny Blank Media 4X 8.5GB
I backed up a copy of a commercial movie release using 1click - I set it to make an exact copy of the disc.
The copy worked fine for the first half of the movie in my Oppo player but will not play anything after the layer change. The entire disc plays fine on the computer via the liteon burner.
Reading the forum here, I intend to upgrade to the FBDX firmware today when I get home. I will also run a quality check (from Nero?) to see how the copy checks out. I am thinking I will also reset the learn mode after flashing the firmware.
Does this seem like the right course of action to get this working on both layers? Is it more likely that I'm suffering from bad media (didn't Ritek used to be GOOD? Is that not true anymore?) or from a bad firmware setup with the old Liteon official firmware? Will the FBDX work okay on dual layer media?
Also, will the new burn speed options show up automatically in my burning software (I have Nero, 1click and the trial of colne DVD - are any of these preferred for better quality?)? Finally, i've read that it is reccomended to burn a few discs with the new firmware to let the drive "learn" that media (is there a FAQ in this "learning" process? I've never heard of it before) - is there anything in particular that I should use as a source of data to burn to the disc or will any old data do?
I know this is a lot of questions - I've been trying to look it all up but it's leading to more new questions than answers.