A couple quick, embarrassing questions (DVD-R media):
Out of habit, I always burn things at 8x, even with 16x media. I can’t remember, but this is probably as a result of hearsay and a few bad burns. Is there no harm in stepping up to 16x for everything, even when dealing with lots of large, theoretically corruptible video files or many thousands of small files? Although I doubt it makes much practical difference.
This question is even stupider, but as for media described as “8x”, I know that that affects the max write speed. Does it also change the max read speed, as compared to say 16x?