I’ve never had a problem with DVDs skipping or not playing until I got a spindle of verbatim discs. Media id is MCC 02, they’re DVD-R’s.
I played a few discs and all pause or stutter many times, some almost every 10 seconds.
My computer setup is:
AMD 64-bit 3000+
1 Gig OCZ PC3200
Liteon 1213S burner
The discs burn at 8x but like I said do not play back well.
I would go back to the TY02s that i’ve had no problems with burning at 12x, but i have a full spindle of these MCCs and I’ve heard they’re supposed to be great discs.
This was the exact spindle http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?j=1&id=1095940787606&skuId=6887096&type=product - of course i didn’t pay that much