So much crappy dvd media are being produced.
One time the shiny stuff on the back came off just by grabbing it to hard, my nail scratched some off by accident.
Then i bought a spindle of Princo media, i reached a success rate of 1 out of 3. WARNING: Nero sometimes says it wrote succesfull however reading the fresh dvd was impossible due to a read error.
Now when i burn a dvd, i copy the whole lot back to harddisk to see if the thing can at least be read.
Later i grabbed a princo for watching, it did not work! I now found out that once the media was warm enough by spinning, it works.
I keep hearing about dvd/cd media with amnesia, the darn things erase themselves after an x amount of time!
Therefore i am investigating in the media's prognosed "lifetime" or "Archival life".
Can anybody share information they have about their DVD media?
Please specify: BRAND, TYPE, GUARANTEED LIFETIME