Hi. I’ve been doing a lot of videocapturing of my old VHS videos, mostly old anime cartoons & have been converting the mpeg files to PAL VCD’s. All of them have been done on my Asus 4012a at 4x speed,as I want to be sure of the best possible burn, using Nero 126.96.36.199.
Originally I’d been burning the files to Mitsui Gold’s 74min (1-12x rated). This had been painless & the home made VCD disk’s worked fine on both WinDVD on the PC,& my Toshiba SD2500 DVD player.
I’ve since been using Kodak Ultima 80min Silver & Gold’s CD-R’s (1-12x) , creating a 2nd backup set of VCD’s,(using the original Mpegs),intending to use one set & keep the other as the original master VCD’s in storage & enable me to delete the mpegs off the PC.
I’ve since been discovering that whilst there are no FILE errors under Nero’s Scandisk & CD quality check utils, the Mitsui Gold’s have come up worse than the Kodak Silver & Gold’s for read errors & yellow blocks,(say 1-2%), versus Kodak’s S&G Ultima’s with 0 errors on CD Quality check & usually 0-0.5% yellow blocks on Scandisk.
At this stage I’ll probably use the Kodak’s Silver & Gold’s as my master backups & use the Mitsui Gold’s for when I want to watch VCD’s on my PC or DVD player. My question is,are the Kodak Silver & Gold’s long-lasting? How well do they fare compared to the Mitsui Gold’s?
Sorry for the long-windedness of the question, but I want to delete the mpegs off my Harddisk,but not until I can be sure they’re safe.