I have lots of DVD-RW media that I bought in cheap spindles between one and 2 years ago. They used to serve me fine.
But now, whenever I try to rewrite avi movie files on them, the movies freeze horribly during playback.
Is this a known deficiency for DVD-RW after aging for a year or 2?
I’ve read somewhere that they use some organic materials on dvd coating. Is that why they deteriorate after some time?
I also buy cheap DVD-R and +R media, but they last longer, I don’t know why…
Buying top expensive media is not an option for my tight budget. In that case, should I avoid using DVD-RW altogether and find another means of storage, such as usb flash or hdd or what? I mean hd drives are getting cheaper now, and we can buy 500gb for $60, which equals 50 cents per 4.3gb