I have a Lite-On 1693 burner. I have only used Memorex 16x DVD+R’s so far. The first batch I got was from newegg and they were RICOHJPN03 I think. The next 2 batches I got were MCC 004. I always burned at 16x, and when I played them back I would notice problems like video tearing etc. So I started burning at 12x. I still noticed problems on some discs. I burned at 8x, most of them are fine. Every once in a while the burn will go through, then i pull out the disc and notice only half of it is burned, and it wont play past that point. I guess my question is, when there are problems like that, is it due to the media?
Secondly, I bought a 50 pack of Taiyo Yuden DVD-R 16x from supermediastore. Should I burn these at 8x just to ensure the best burn, or is there an ideal speed? Like is it possible that 12x might burn better than 8x on a certain disc or will 8x always be better?
One last thing, if I get 2 good quality discs, one is rated for 8x and one is rated for 16x, with all things being equal, will the 16x disc be expected to burn better? For example, if I only intend to burn at 8x, should I save money and get 8x discs, or is it better to buy 16x discs? Thanks for any info.