How can I select the DVD write speed with this version of Nero and this DVD drive?
I have some ultra cheap DVD-Rs from Microcenter (they’re labeled 1x-4x) that Nero thinks should be written at 4x; the write process seems to go OK but the finished discs (movie backups made with DVDShrink) don’t work in either the NEC drive or in a Pioneer DVR-104 in another PC. They mount OK in Windows (you can see the disc volume name and the files), but when you try to play them the DVD player (WinDVD 4 and 5) hangs up until I eject the disc.
Not sure if it was the NEC drive or the media, I tried a TDK 2x -R disc and it burned fine, working on both of my PCs.
What I’m assuming here is that these cheapies aren’t any good at 4x; my Pioneer w/Nero will only burn them at 1x (it will do the TDKs at 2x), and I’ve burned 50+ of them on the Pioneer at 1x and they play great in PCs and standalones.
What’s driving me crazy, though, is Nero won’t let me pick any slower alternative drive speeds with the NEC2500! I have Nero on my PC at work with a Sony DRU-510A and I can select drive speeds; is this some kind of firmware limitation of the burner, some braindead Nero “optimization” or am I just thick?
I have the NEC flashed to 1.07 with the Dangerous Brothers Riplock-only firmware, and it seems to work OK with the 2x TDKs. I’m bringing home some Memorex 4x -Rs from work to see how they perform, but I think all of this would be moot IF I COULD JUST SELECT A SLOWER BURN SPEED.