Your dvd burner is ancient as dvd burners go. It probably can’t recognize any newer media. Burners determine how to burn blank disks according to lists contained in the firmware of the drive…it recognizes them according to the id code included on the blank disk, and uses a specific burning strategy for each type. If it cannot recognize a disk, it defaults to a generic burning strategy which may produce poor burns, or completely failed burns.
Updating firmware is an option, but any newer firmware for this old a drive probably won’t help. Manufacturers stop making updates within a short time after releasing the drive to the public.
My advice is to buy a new drive. If you are in the US, you can get a good burner for less than $30 at Newegg.com. Look at the Optiarc 72xx series or the Pioneer 116. As a direct replacement you will probably need a drive with an IDE interface.