I settled on my 3rd DVD burner after having major issues with 401S and HPi300. The former wouldn't install XP from drive and the later would not burn DVD's that were split using DVD fab.
I thought I had the perfect burner with my 411S.
So I started burning... and burning... and burning...
I must have burned hundreds of DVDs. I haven't seen any till today... oh my god. the horror. the horror. The problem is this.
A lot of the DVDs (at least 33% of the onces I checked) freeze towards the end of the movie (like last 5-10 mins). I had no idea about the firmware upgrade nor stuff like Kprobe or DVDinfoPro that I just found out about.
I had been using what I thought to be name brand DVD+Rs like Memorex, TDK and Fuji.
So what should i do to prevent this debacle?
- firmware update to FS0F
- burn on RicohJPNR01
p.s. How can I tell if the Memorex or TDK 50 spindle I am about to buy is Ricoh or the dreaded CMC.
any advice would be most welcome. at least send a tissue for a stupid newbie.