Sorry for the double post but I managed to post the first time in the wrong forum.
I have a Lite-on 1635S and a Pioneer 106D burner(actually a memorex dual). Latest firmware in both drives. I am using DVDShrink to encode on the fly to the hard drive as multiple files. This way I can watch the movies from the hard drive and burn later. I use Nero 6.xx.xx to burn always but have tried others like decrypter, clone, etc. I drag the video_ts folder to Nero and burn away. Every DVD+R disc I burn will work in my standalone. DVD-R discs in the standalone will read the volume label briefly and then give a message on the screen that says “incompatible disc”. I can read that same DVD-R disc into my computer, rip it to HD, then burn it on DVD+R media and it will work on my standalone. After reading some of the posts here on this subject I came up with checking the settings in Shrink to see if I have the total file size set to large in Shrink. I don’t think I changed those settings from factory and used a “custom” size. Even if I did… wouldn’t the DVD+R discs not work as well?!?
The standalone I’m using us a 2004 model KOSS. I don’t think this model is the issue as a friend of mine is not able to play my discs.
I am getting frustrated at this point. I don’t think it’s the media. I have tried MANY different -R media, all burned at 4X and have the same results.
Would it be possible to run nero’s cdspeed on the -R discs and diagnose the problem with that? If so, please let me know what test and what results to look for.
If I am able to read the -R disc, then burn to +R and work… what gives? I thought I should be having the problem happen the other way around.
HELPLESS, for the moment.