[QUOTE=captainvideo;2140675]I’ve been using CloneCD for a few months now with my LG GSA-E40L DVD burner and have had no problems with the burn speed. I’ve never noticed it burning at a speed higher than what I set it for.
If I set it to 2-2.4x for DVD+R DL, that is the speed it burns at and they all play perfectly in my panasonic DVD player.
I’ve had similar success with SL: If the max rated speed is 8x, I set CloneCD to 4x, if it is 16x then I set CloneCD to 8x.
One time I burned a DVD+RW rated at 4x using CloneCD with the same burn speed of 4x and it took a over a minute to be read by my panasonic. Halving the burn speed to 2-2.4x solved that problem and my panasonic read it within a few seconds.
So my rule of thumb is to burn at half the max rated speed for SL and use 2-2.4x for DL.[/QUOTE]
– Curious. I am not seeing the same. I agree with and practice your 1/2 speed rule of thumb but it seems I can’t do it in this case. I select 2-2.4 for my DL disks and I have never had a problem so I never tried slowing it down. My problem is with SL disks. Regardless off what speed I select, it burns at 5x. The disks I am using are rated for 16x so I would expect this to be okay, but it is not.
In this case I seem to have 2 problems, 1st, CloneCD is choosing the rate regardless of what I select, and 2nd, since 5x should be fine for these disks, I suspect I got a bad batch of DVD +RWs. If not for these bad disks I probably would not have noticed CloneCD was not following my selection. My last batch of DVDs were 8x and I had very few bad burns.