I have problems burning DVD's. This is a realy realy strange problem i think.
Im always using Verbatim DVD+R (43274), and Verbatim DVD+RW (43228)
Plextor 716A with upgraded 1.4 firmware, alone on one IDE cable,as Master.
Nero 6.606 (Also tried DVDSrhink and DVD Decrypter).
Asus P4C800-E Deluxe with newest firmare
Newest Intel Inf (6.3.)
2x250Gb Western Digital HD, SATA.
Windows XP Professional SP2
DVD's tested in Harman Kardon DVD25, an Akai dvd player and a Xbox (v.1.5)
Ok. It started for a month ago when I had a Sony DRU-510A. Suddenly no DVD burning was readable (at the end of the disc). Almost always from 1:40 and afterwards. Reinstalled XP, and only installed Nero. Burned a DVD+R again. Same problem. It does not matter if it is a 1:1 copy, a dvd rip, NeroVision Express or what. Same result whatever I do.
My conclusion was that the Sony burner was crap, and buyed a Plextor 716A.
And guess what!! Still the same problem!!
After i got the Plextor burner I also reinstalled XP, with all the newest drivers and firmwares. First a clean install ass possible, and only with Nero 6.606, then DVD Decrypter, DVD Shrink etc. Same result on all. But a realy wierd thing, is that Verbatim DVD+RW work like a charm, always.
Tested on 2 stand alone players, and Xbox. Worked fine. But Verbatim DVD+R (or Verbatim DVD-R, tested some of those too) are unreadable from ca. 1:40 and after. At the end of a movie it normally freezes on all players ive tested.
Read it in the Plextor works fine. Its realy strange if its a problem on all three players ive been tested in. Im wondering if Nero 6 is bugging the system, I got the Nero 6.XX around the period where the problems started. I do not have Nero 5.XX so i can't test it. Or production failure on Verbatims?? Sounds strange, but what to think.. this problem makes me realy crazy .
Anyone have an very good idea?