I’ve burned almost 100 DVD’s and each one has been checked w/ Nero CD-DVD Speed Disk Quality Test and a Transfer Rate test. I’ve become accustomed to throwing away about 20% of the disks I burn :Z . If the total PIE is >100,000 (30-40 max) or the total PIF is >500 (8 max) I generally pitch them. (It seemed that disks that exceeded these values would have skipping/dropping out problems on my STB DVD player.)
BUT THEN…I ran the same quality checks on a pressed original movie of mine and WOW about 50,000 PIE (OK) and 4,000 PIF’s ! I’m beginning to think that PIF’s and PIE’s don’t tell me squat about whether a disk will play in my player or not. It seems to me there are other gremlins at work here. What REALLY determines playability?
Are there other quality checks that would give a more reliable indication of playability? Am I being TOO stricted in my definition of a good burn?
What the HECK?