Or, save yourself a lot of problems, and buy only quality media. I have bought fuji (tyg02), and Verbatim MCC04 on sale for around 30 cents per platter. I never have any problems with good media. Decide how much your time and trouble are worth. If you spend 30 minutes of your time to author and burn a dvd, only to find out it is bad, even if your time is only worth $8.00 per hour, you have just thrown away $4.00, plus the 30 cents for the crap disk. It's not worth it to me!!!