<LI>Transfer Rate Testing? What does that show?
<LI>And at what speed "should" i be testing at?
Thanks for the advice of turning off quick scan. I didn't even know it was on or what it did, necessarily. Obviously, a Nooob, right? LOL.
<LI>What "should" I be looking for???
My standalone is a PS2, an old XBOX, and an XBOX360. All of them seem to read most recordables fine (given they are on name brand discs). I also watch movies on my computer with a HL-DT-ST DVDRRW (which I read is a pretty standard comes-with-the-machine drive). None of these let me do the quality scans so I have to do them all on the BENQ that I use to burn the discs with.
I've had problems with skipping or drives just saying that the media isn't readable at some point (which was lessened by stripping and trying not to compress over 75% as well as using better media like the TY's and some others that were on a list of quality media ID's from digitalfaq.com, i.e. sony & verbatim).
I admit I haven't watched ALL the movies that I've backed up (sometimes I backup a bunch in a day and watch them later so half the time I wont know if I have a bad copy until months later (which isn't an issue since I can just go reburn the original but it's frustrating to find out after the fact -- i guess i'm a bit anal). Plus, if it's a media thing then I guess I want to know now rather than buy more of a bad brand/media ID.
<LI> So, as a newbie, making home backups of movies in our collection, is there any guidelines/testing proceedures I can do on the newly burned discs (other than watch them all the way through on the standalone) to tell if my backups have a greater chance of working on the standalones? (other than not compressing too much and stripping audio? and encoding to and .iso rather than directly to the disc?) Maybe such as burning at lower than max speed? or something???
God! I annoy myself with my newbiness! :flower: