Can someone help me out? I’m really confused by all the information regarding Ritek D01 DL discs. There seems to be a large following of people who can’t get these to burn to play back on stand-alone DVD players.
I ask all this because when researching the deal BB is having this week on Sony DL Ritek media. Everyone seems to be saying to avoid the Ritek D01 DL media. I can’t figure out why I’ve had such good luck with burns with this media.
I’ve seen many posts about Nero 6.6 having problems with DL burns and layout problems with buffering files sizes. This I believe is true as the work around appears to prove there is a layout problem with the software. But, the ability for Nero to “burn” DL media appears to be fine.
I’ve also seen lots of reports on how Ritek D01 DL discs have around a 40% success rate with DL burns.
What I’ve found is that I have very reliable burn success using the OD DL discs media code Ritek D01-01 DL when using Nero to burn (and only burn) and playing back on 3 different stand alone DVD players.
I have 0% success when Nero is used to author and burn the discs. Discs are never loaded and none of the players can do anything. It’s almost like the disc isn’t closed or some other issue like that.
If I use the PGCEdit trick to manually set the layerbreak and then burn the resulting ISO with Nero on the D01 discs I have great success.
So, has the Ritek D01 DL media been getting a bad rap, or have I just been getting lucky? I’ve used three different DL burners, Pio K15RA, IOMagic (BenQ) LS DL and a modded NEC-3500A all with the same results. Nothing wrong with playback on three different stand alone DVD players, Pana RP-91, Philips DVP-642 and RCA (629?) portable system.
I also ALWAYS burn slow, regardless of what the media is rated for, I follow as low as I can go but not less than 1/2 the max speed. Some reson I remember reading that here…
So is the media getting a bad rap because of user confusion or does the media really suck?