Everytime I encode with Recode 2, my DVD disc will freeze in my Panasonic player during the initial reading of the disc. I’m using a Plextor 716A with the very latest firmware and the latest Recode version which is 126.96.36.199. I only use Princo 4X DVD-Rs or Ridata 4X DVD-R. I have never been able to make a perfect disc with Recode 2 even when I had my Sony DW-U14A.
I like to do a deep analysis followed by a two pass encoding process to obtain the best picture quality. I use Shrink but it has reached its limit as far as compression goes. I have a sharp eye for digital artifacts and when I do see them, I become very annoyed.
I have Windows XP Professional with SP2 and 40GB WD HDD and a Biostar motherboard which uses the NVIDIA chipset. I have 512 DDR ram of which 34MB is taken for video.
What the hell am I doing wrong?
Thanks for any help you can supply.