I went from one burner (Sony) to another (Maxtor 6L250R0) with both being bought new. Tried various medium brands but and burn at either 1X, 2X or 4X and still get breakup, stuttering and freeze up. Tried on 3 different DVD players w/same results. Using CloneDVD2.
It would appear your burns are bad if they play poorly on 3 players. What media are you using and what DVD burners are you actually using (Maxtor and Sony use other burners, they don’t make their own). Infotool might tell you what your drive is.
I will check that out and hopefully not screw anything up since I don’t know what PIO and DMA are.
I ran all sorts of tests with NERO SPEED and every failed disk is loaded with PI Errors. Interesting thing is that the only ones which have not had errors are those which have been VHS conversions and they are burned with PowerProducer which has it’s own extention (.pp) and will not burn anything other than that which was processed in the Cybermedia program.
I also did 8 test burns with the same file, using different burning programs (CloneDVD2, DVDShrink, etc.) and four different brands of media. I then checked each one. Same PI Errors on all no matter which program/media used.
Use the DVD Identifier located Here to see the actual manufacturer of your disk.
I have seen TDK made by CMC Magnetics and Ty Yuden in addition to, of course, TDK. Memorex has many manufacturers that they use also.