Not Memorex! :disagree: :disagree:
Try some Verbatims, or preferably, Taiyo Yuden. Apart from those discs, I'm quite partial to TDK-branded stuff, and Maxell-branded MAXELL002 (Made in Japan 8x +Rs).
As for software...I just tend to stick with good ol' DVD Shrink (with all the menus and fluff cut out, needs next to no compression then) - and for the parts that Shrink can't reach, DVD Fab Decrypter.
You'll get dozens of different recommendations here, everyone has their favourites!
(Don't know what made me click on this, I'm no "experienced pro" by any stretch of the imagination :bigsmile: )