Just got a 2500a and the 5 newegg bonus DVD-Rs. It's my first DVD burner.
Flashed the herrie firmware (i've been lurking for weeks)/
Opted to use an earlier version of DVDshrink due to problems i've heard pertaining copy protection.
Was able to compress and re-author and backup several of my DVDs until i came to one with several scratches (think netflix). When DVDshrink attempted to read the disc it would error at the same scene and close the program. After about 3 attempts i downloaded CLONEDVD2 and it took FOREVER to read the disc and burn it via Nero (much slower than shrink) but it worked lovely. Any hints? I'm using the Newegg discs which i heard are a tad suspect.
I then attempted to burn my GG ALLIN (dont ask) doc "Hated" which DVDshrink claimed could fit on the disc at 100% with no compression needed (extras and all). I was shocked, considering there is almost 2 hours of footage. Anyways. I went thru with the burn and attempted to play the disc. Toward the end of the disc it started skipping horribly (unlike the compressed discs i had made). Any hints?
I'm about to wisk away to Office Depot for some 8x media. Any suggestions?
I guess i'm just full o' questions!
P.S: The disc that only cloneDVD2 would copy was a Toxic Avenger disc from Troma that was listed as UNDEFINED on my drive. Could that be problematic?