Hey… i just got my first dvd burner today, and I chose to go with the NEC3500 (my other choice was the pioneer).
I also bought a 25 pack of Maxell 4x DVD-R (made in japan, and i think they are TY01).
So after I got it, I decide to burn a few dvd’s. Burned (using nero) a dream theater concert (downloaded the dvd files)… was able to burn at 8x, and the dvd was playable in my dvd-rom and ps2.
Then burned another concert… this time nero complained that the ifo and bup files do not match and it might not be playable. I ignored this since I was able to just play it off my hard drive using windvd. The burn failed during the process, and im not really sure why.
Burned a few more dvd concerts and most of them played fine… except for Metallica - S&M, which was not playable on the ps2… it complained saying that the “TV format doesnt match”… not really sure why that would be, because the dvd is for region 1,2,…,8, and it played fine in my dvd-rom.
Also burned a few discs (cheap office depot kind) at 48x with no problems.
Then tried burning “donnie darko”, which i also downloaded… the burn completed but when I looked at the dvd, it started writting, then quite a large gap appears, and then it continues writting. Nero reported the burn as being successful, but the dvd is not recognized by the burner, dvd-rom, or ps2.
Any ideas why it would stop writting in the middle of the disc, then start writting again after a while?
Oh, and if someone has any idea of why the ps2 would report that error i’d appreciate it.
I forgot to add… i also flashed the drive to herrie’s 2.17 firmware. Could this have anything to do with it?