I have got a very strange problem.
I have a Samsung SHW-162Z dvd burner. I have been using it for 3 months I backup my divx video files on dvdâ€™s so that I can view them later. I burn them on to the disc (MOSERBAER pro /SONY) at 4x speed to be safe. I have used Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 and NERO 6 (OEM). All the video files get successfully burned. Once burned I verify the files, I even manually go through the video files to see if it freezes at any point but everything seems to be fine. I carefully place the dvd into the cd pouch
2 weeks later I try running the dvd on my computer . 2 out of 6 files freeze during playback or are not readable at all, the rest seem to be fine. The disc doesnâ€™t even have a single scratch as I store them in pouches and I always handle them by their edges. This has left me completely frustrated . I just canâ€™t rely on dvdâ€™s any more. I tried changing the media from moserbaer to sony to imation etc but all in vain. I even tried calling up Samsung customer support they are unable to help. I have lost 7 out of 10 dvdâ€™s like this. Dunno how long the other three will last. I believe cd-râ€™s are much better in terms of reliability .
Guys please help am I going wrong somewhere. Or itâ€™s just that dvdâ€™s are not reliable