Hello everyone, I am a newbie to this forum. I have been burning DVD’s for a while now and have done lots of research. After burning dvd’s and then going to watch them months down the road and finding that they will no longer work I did some research on why this was happening. I came to the conclusion that it was either the burner or the media. So I went out and purchased a Ben-q burner which was highly rated at the time (approx a year ago) and also started purchasing Taiyo Yuden DVD’s. I checked to make sure that they were authentic with a DVD testing piece of software and they were. So I thought well great, but I am still having the same problem. When I first burn the dvd everything seems great, I can watch it and copy it and everything else. But it seems that after time the DVD just dies. So here I am hoping that someone out there can point me in the right direction on what I should be doing or not be doing. Thanks.
Software can only tell you the MID of your discs , fake discs use fake MID , so your software may be reporting the fake MID.
The only way to be sure of your discs is to look for the serial in the inner ring of the disc , genuine TY media start with GG , GH , TG or TH
Please check the serial and post it
Where did you buy your TYs? If you look around the hub of the disc, can you tell us the hub codes that you see (as mentioned by minaelromany)?
They’re a little hard to see unless you hold the disc up to the light.
Also, how are you storing the discs?
And are you putting paper labels on them?