GH22NS30 recommended media

I currently have a DVDRW-IDE 16. It is a dual layer drive and it’s updated via liveupdate ( I don’t remember the brand though. I have had trouble getting a successful DL burn of ripped DVDs, even though I’m using their recommended media (Verbatim DVD+R DL)

Nero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info
Basic Information
Disc type: : DVD+R DL
Book Type : DVD+R DL
Manufacturer: : Verbatim
MID : MKM 001 000 (00h)
Write speeds: : 2.4 X - 4 X
Blank Capacity : 7.96 GB
: 8152 MB
: 8547993600 bytes
Extended Information
Layers : 2
Layer break : 3.98 GB

The reason I bring this up is that I am thinking my problems may be due to my drive and not the media I am using. I was looking at the LG GH22NS30 on NewEgg because it has stellar reviews. My questions are:

  1. Will purchasing this drive fix my burn problems?
  2. If so, what particular media should I be using?
  3. If not, then what should I be doing to get a good burn?

What usually happens is that the disk appears to burn correctly, but when I play them, the movies skip or freeze.

Thanks in advance.


The problem is your burner. It’s a BTC, which is considered one of the worst DVD burner brands of all time. Upgrading to a new burner will fix your problems.

Verbatim is the only media to use for DL burning. It’s the best and only choice. Dump the burner, keep the media.