OK, the basics:
I have a BenQ 1620 burner with firmware G7P9.
I am using the latest versions of decrypter, shrink and nero.
My main DVD player is a Pioneer Elite 59avi. I know this player plays +R (and just about everything else), because I’ve played burned +R on it before.
Media: I’m using Verbatim DVD+R 16X and Verbatim DVD+R 8X hub printable.
I’ve burned about 10 coasters so far this weekend. The discs play fine in the BenQ via the computer, but they won’t play in any of my DVD players. I burned one DVD on Saturday morning (my first) - Ice Age - and it seemed to play fine. I had burned the movie only and had done so at 16X speed. The movie looked pretty good, but not great so I wanted to burn at a slower speed. I also wanted all the features (not just the movie) on future burns. I tried burning American Pie II on the 16X Verbatims at speed 8X and 4X and neither one would play. I also tried burning Oceans 12 on the 8X Verbatims (printables) at 8X and 4X, but neither of these would play either. I also have a couple of other DVD players, including one that’s region free and the discs don’t work in any of them.
What am I doing wrong?
I installed the BenQ on Friday in place of a CD Rom drive that was there previously. I also have a Sony 700A burner. Both are housed in a Dell 2400 computer. When I play DVD’s (or CD’s) on either of these units, there’s picture, but no sound. The computer speakers work for everything else. Why doesn’t audio work with the burners? (the BenQ is master and the Sony is slave).
Does the BenQ have bitsetting automatically? How do I check to see if it does?
Thanks for any help and please remember to speak SLOWLY.