Greetings fellow freaks,
Disclaimer: I searched Google and numerous sites for an answer to the following question (no answer found), so I sincerely apologize if this issue has been addressed before.
Now, with that said, I think I have actually solved my problem but not in a way that I thought would work. I’ve been using Fuji (Ritek) CD-R media for months without any issues burning at 16x. I like to burn as slowly as possible and with Roxio Creator 9, 16x is the slowest (at least for my burner which is a recent Samsung model). Anyhoo, I couldn’t find the same Fuji’s at Fry’s last time so I got some Sony CD-Rs (not sure the manufacturer yet). The first 5 CDs in a row burned successfully, but I noticed a lot of weird crackling background noise/interference during playback on all CD players, including my PC. The noise is an intermittent “ch-ch-ch-ch” type of sound, if that makes any sense. I experimented a little with no success, and then as a last resort I raised the burn spreed from 16x to 48x. The next 5 discs have played back perfectly and I’ve noticed that although the target burn speed is 48x, the actual burn speed is approx 20x-30x. So my question to all of you is, has anyone heard of having to solve this problem by increasing burn speed? I always thought it was the other way around.