if you have a look on the last burning results of Philips DVD+R 4x and Fuji DVD+R 4x on my 811S, you can see why I am so frustrated in the moment. I haven’t managed so far to get at least one decent burn with my 811S according to KProbe. Even though all DVDs play excellent on my external Sony DVD player, I feel rather uncomfortable with the current situation.
The Philips burn was the 5th of that media all showing more or less same results. The Fuji burn was the 2nd. The 1st I did with burning speed 8x the max value Nero offered, with even worse results. The 2nd burn shown here I did with 2,4x.
Could it be that my burning results are so bad because it is an external USB drive?
Or do I have an faulty drive? As I got it through an auction at Ebay I do not see a chance to give it back to LiteOn. And if it turns out to be a drive failure I wouldn’t buy a new one right now but wait until double layer and/or blue laser drives have become the market standard. So I’ve to live for a while with this drive.
I can see four ways to possibly improve the situation.
Change media. I don’t beleive this will solve my problem because I’ve seen here so many excellent reults for the a. m. media.
Change OS. So far I burn under Windows 2000 Pro, but I could switch to XP Pro. perhaps the USB drive is better supported under XP.
Change burning mode. All burns are done as DVD-ROM UDF/ISO (btw, I have to enforce the DVD-Video compatibility mode so that my external player recognizes the media.), I could switch to DVD-VIDEO.
Change burning SW. So far Nero 126.96.36.199, but where to?
I’am grateful for any advice. Many thanks in advance.