i’m trying to back up a dual layer movie to a verbatim MKM 001 disc with my BenQ DW1640 BSLB.
i ripped with DVD Decrypter and burnt it with ImgBurn (ISO Read, ISO write). I burnt one and at the layer break, i had a huge PIF spike at around the layer break that peaked at 60+ PIF; after that, it was fine though. I also did a transfer test and there was a big dip at around the layer break but again, after the layer break, the graph was smooth.
I burnt another disc (what a waste) and it had the same PIF spike and same dip in the transfer test at the exact same spot.
is ImgBurn and DVD Decrypter not good for dual layer burning? (ie they dont seem to handle the layer break very well) - should i use Nero for my dual layer burning instead?
is it my burners fault causing the spikes at the layer break?
is it normal to get PIF spikes and dips in the transfer tests at the layer break?
edit: i should also note that the playback was fine on my dvd player (i think).