I’ve been burning many a DVD of late with my Nero 7 and have discovered a quick and easy way to make coasters.
Nero Recode creates DVDs that are 4459MB in size, while DVD Shrink creates ones of 4464MB. The idea behind targeting either of these exact sizes is beyond me, but I’m sure there’s a perfectly good reason. Anyway, I have absolutely no trouble burning Recode images, but when I try to burn a DVD Shrink image using Nero 184.108.40.206 I always get errors right at the end of the disc. I have tried burning the same image with the Nero CD-DVD Speed ‘Create Disc’ option and it worked flawlessly.
There are no indications of errors during the burn process, only while testing the discs. Nero CD-DVD Speed gets to the end of the data transfer rate test without any problems but fails to do the full seek test with an UNRECOVERABLE READ ERROR, and Alcohol 120% gets a read error around 500 sectors from the end of the disc.
I have wasted about 7 DVDRs trying to work out what was going on - both Ridata 8x DVDRs and (what I believe to be fake) TYG02s. My burner is a Pioneer 110D running the official 1.41 firmware.
Oh yeah, as an aside, why won’t Nero let me give a DVD-Video a label longer than 15 characters? Plenty of other software lets me make longer names and most pressed DVDs I have also have longer labels.