Dual-layer alternatives to nero



i apologize profusely if this is beating a dead horse but i’m posting this from my x50v on wireless at the hospital where i work b/c i’ve been too busy this week to post from home so i am unable to search forums a lot but i wanted to get some responses hopefully by the time i get home

a week ago i burned my first dual layer movie with nero and it was perfect except for this skipping at about 1.5 hr mark in movie… initially thought it was hardware error but instinct told me to check google/forums and sure enough nero has a known hx of dual layer problems…

what is my best free option?
what is my best purchase option?

thanks for ur help n understanding