hi guys, i just want to say that i been reading these forums LOT in the pass few days, but im overwhelmed. i had no idea that media had different codes and that there are media scan test and all that stuff.
ok so just a little recap; i been burning dvd’s for about 6 months now, using an NEC 1300, and usually cheap media at bestbuy, mostly 100pk spindles of memorex dvd-r/+r that is on sale 100 for 30 dollars.
i do have problems sometimes playing the dvd in a stand alone player, not mine but if i let a friends borrow it, sometimes it only plays half way, then freezes.
question #1 is this problem related to the media? just bad media or is it the software i use?
i use dvdshrink the old school beta version, and nero or copy2dvd to burn.
question #2. is that the best way to rip and burn movies? are other program better at compressing movies, giving me a better picture quality?
question #3 i hear alot about Taiyo Yudens sp?, so this is a type of disc that is made in japan? Taido Yudens can be under different brand names?
without opening a package, how do you know if its taiyo yuden?
im very SORRY if these are dumb questions. i honestly thought that if the disc is burned, than the disc is fine, but i guess thats not always the case.
I REALLY DO APPRECIATE THE HELP. THANKS