Forgive me if there are posts here on the forums that go into detail about this but I can't find any. I'm lost as how to interpret the graphs on the disc quality test. I've seen people mention here that the quality score doesn't mean too much depending on the circumstances or hardware used.
For instance, this:
Why the crazy high PIE spikes at the 3gb mark and on? I've noticed that ussually happens at the layer break, but here it happens early. In general, why would the second layer be prone to that and the first not?
What is "acceptable" for PIE and PIF? What does jitter actually mean and how does it affect the overall quality of the disk?
Ugh... So many questions. I understand if you guys don't want to explain in detail but are there any links you can throw my way to help me understand? It would be much appreciated.
I've had some bad luck with certain media codes and I'm starting to take all this stuff seriously. I've found by experience, and by word of mouth, that the Made In Singapore Verbatim's and Taio Yuden DVD-R's are the best so that's all I buy anymore. Now that I'm getting good media, I'd like to break it down further and understand what's going on.
One last graph for another burn if you guys don't mind. This looks really bad to me but I suppose that's because I don't understand it. It was one giant 8gb ISO file that I backed up as is. Do larger files tend to generate more errors? And again, why does the second layer typically always radically differ from the first?
Thanks all for your help.