Hello all. I am brand new to this forum (and to burning DVD's) so pardon me if this is a dumb question.
I purchased an I/O Magic 16x4x16x Double-Layer Internal DVD+-R/RW Drive this last weekend for my Dell (2.8 Ghz, 512 ram, etc... - decent machine).
I also purchased a 20 pack of Teon 8x DVD-R ($5 - couldn't pass it up).
I am using DVDShrink and Nero to make copies of our DVD's. Please note (if this is improtant) that I am re-authoring the movie only (and automatically compressing if necessary) via DVDShrink.
First I tried to make the copy directly - coaster #1. I then burned the DVD from the files which DVDShrink had encoded on my hard drive. This worked OK, so I proceeded to movie #2.
I ripped it to the hard drive, then started Nero burning (since the first movie seemed to "like" this process better). Coaster #2. I tried burning again, and it worked fine.
Last night I tried movie #3 twice, two coasters. Both said that the burn completed OK, but the verification failed.
Results - 2 completed movies, 4 coasters. Not bad if I was a professional baseball player (.333), but not what I expected here.
Any ideas for me to improve the results?