let me start by saying great forum. I have read through a ton of threads and already picked up some good information. I seem to be running into an issue making a backup DVD's.
I'm using NEC 2500a and Ritek DVD-R 4x G04. I use DVD shrink (3.1.7) and re-author to just have the movie. In fact I removed the audio except for 5.1 and even removed some frames at the beginning and end. Playback results in choppiness towards the latter part of the movie. I burned straight from DVD shrink at 4x
I then decided to rip to ISO leaving about a 100mb buffer at the end of the disk, then mount the ISO with Daemon tools. I then used cdcheck and the ISO came out perfect. I used nero 184.108.40.206 to burn the ISO to DVD-R at 2x. This time I got further through the disk before it started to skip.
It doesn't seem to be the fault of DVD shrink since I cdchecked the ripped ISO with no CRC errors. It has to be my burner or the Ritek.
I am reading about some people having issues with the Ritek on the NEC but am unsure what my next step should be? Should I go purchase another media and try that before returning my burner or is it safe to say I have a bad burner. Almost every disk I create has CRC errors (when using cdcheck). I'm getting kind of tired of making coasters :a
thanks in advance