I'm not sure just where to place this.
So, We'll start it here.
I just bought 10 DVD+R DL discs from an eBay vendor to see how burning them will go.
They are RICOHJPN D01-67 discs.
From what I can glean, they are mediocre discs that can be very variable in quality.
I decided to try burning with 2 different softwares - Nero and PowerISO.
The file is a 5.2MB toast file.
Everything tells me that all I need to do is change the extension to iso and it should burn OK.
I am burning on a LG - HL-DTST DVDRAM [whatever that means] GH22NS50. It is supposedly capable of burning DL discs.
In the almost a year I've had them [2 of them] they've performed almost flawlessly on CDs and DVD+/-Rs.
I changed the extension to iso and began the burn with PowerISO.
It made it to 76%.
Then I get the notice " Error writing data [439-001fe670 1e329c5c] ".
It looked to be about the completion of layer 1.
I changed the extension back to " toast " and opened it up in Nero Burning ROM. At about 50% completion [what looks to be ~2/3 of the way through layer 1] the burn fails.
I do have the Nero burn log if it would be of help in finding out what is going wrong.
I'm not sure if it is the media, the software, the burner, the file, or ???
I've still got 8 discs left.
Any help in figuring this out will be greatly appreciated.