I was not sure where to post this but as the forum summary mentioned stupid questions (which this may well be) I thought this would be the best place!
I have been burning over & over to a DVD-RW on a NEC 3520 trying to perfect a DVD project and the more times I erase and re-write to it, the harder the set top DVD players seem to find accessing and reading it. Is this normal because I never had this problem with DVD+RW (which I used to use as I could change the book type on my old DVD writer).
I thought that perhaps burning in a different writer (Plextor 712A) might help but this actually made the problem even worse. The DVD stuttered and skipped all the way through and when I put it back in the NEC writer, it only saw it as a CD! It then took about 15 mins until the drive stopped trying to figure out what it was and I was able to erase it again. All the DVD's I have previously burned on the Plextor worked fine by the way but the difference is that I had not already used the disc in a different burner.
Is there an unwritten rule somewhere that says it is bad to mix burners on the same DVD-RW? There is a visable difference on the disc after burning the same project on 2 different burners.... so I guess there could be something in my theory?