A brief summary of my problem:
Burning VIDEO at 8x = FAIL
Burning VIDEO at 4x = PASS
Burning DATA at 8x = PASS
When you say I need more room on my hard drive to back up DVD videos do you mean I need more room for caching? The videos I'm burning onto disc are already on my hard drive, three VIDEO_TS folders each containing different movies. The strange thing is when I burn DATA at 8x there is no read error, 100% of the disc is readable, however when I burn VIDEO at 8x the first 751MB is readable and everything after that is unreadable (I verified this using nero's scan disk under cd-dvd speed). As of now I'm trying to narrow down the problem to a software/hardware problem, but if I can burn data at 8x without problems then my case seems to be more of a software related problem. G@M3FR3@K recommened me to use CloneDVD 2 to burn DVDs. I'm going to give that a try and see what happens.
Edited, we only allow legal back-ups here...