Great advice from everyone…
The problems of pixelation, freezing, etc., are probably due more to media than anything else, but the comments about burn speed are right on.
As SJ said, we would not recommend the magnavox media for video archiving.
It’s likely you are using CMC manufactured media…certainly not a good choice for your needs.
Verbatim is easy to find and can be found in many brick & mortar stores like bestbuy, office max, sam’s, wallyworld and online.
TY’s are available online.
It’s best to refer to the MID (or media code) when talking media. It is much more specific. Usually, the brand name is not much help.
You can easily ID the MID with utiliies such as nero cd-dvd speed (link in my sig), dvd identifier, etc.
If you could post a few burn logs…this will give us quite a bit of info such as the MID, burner, firmware, burn speed, etc.
The default location is:
[B]C:\Documents and Settings[I]Administrator Name[/I]\My Documents\DVDFab\Log[/B]