[QUOTE=mongoman;2199882][qanda]This thread is about the Lite-On SOHW-1693S. Click here to see full specs[/qanda][B]After using this burner for quite some time, [/B]I am encountering previously unexperienced problems with it.
I typically create 6 to 8 videos per week. [B]I always first burn them on a DVD+RW, and if that looks good, they get burned onto a DVD+R. [/B] Recently, this has resulted in coasters on the DVD+R burn, although the process worked fine for a couple of years.
DVD+RWs burn without any problems.
The media brands remain the same. What should I be looking for. Thanks.
I’m using Linux, Slackware 12.1, with KDE3.5 desktop. For burning, I use growisofs from the command line.[/QUOTE]
Well from your description you’ve burned almost 2000 discs. That’s more than I usually get from a burner.
The media brands remain the same.
Over the years ‘Name Brand’ media (Memorex, Fuji, Imation, even Verbatim) are usually from different manufacturers and countries. The name is the same but the discs aren’t. Have you IDed your discs to see if in fact they are the same?