It seems like some DVD-Rom drives and drives in standalone players, have trouble reading to the extremities of the disk, probably to do with laser adjustment.
It's possible also that Burners are not always good at burning to the extremities for the same reason.
To further complicate matters,certain brands of media can cause the same problem, so it's a process of elimination, to figure out where the problem exists, as no two systems are the same.
My burner and reader drives, on the PC, work ok, but some disks struggle on one of my standalone players, but play fine on the other.
It's all a bit hit 'n miss, depending on a lot of variables.