Ok I am veerrry new to burning dvds and, frankly, to forums of any type. So if my question seems stupid, sorry! Also warning ahead of time… this involves a lot of backstory before I get to the actual questions.
I have a gateway, relatively new, with an internal dvd burner. I’m sorry I can’t get much more specific than that as I don’t really know enough about computer to know what model I have or anything. I am running off of Windows VISTA.
My issue is that most of the movies I burn have some kinda of issue or another. I don’t know if it is the burner, the DVDs themselves, or the AVI to DVD converter I am using. I started off using the Xilisoft AVI to DVD converter and Maxell DVD +R 1-16X speed discs. They played fine on both of my home DVD players, but the audio skipped on my PS2 (which is what I use in my bedroom) I ran out of discs so I got Fujifilm DVD -R. At the same time I also got Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6.0 Plus. I don’t seem to have a problem with the skipping audio anymore, but now some of the movies will occasionally get pixalated (sorry if spelling is off… I suck at spelling :p)
It won’t be for the whole movie, or even most of it. Just often enough to be annoying.
So, after all of that, my questions are:
What is the best brand DVD +R?
Should I continue to use my stock burner, or should I see about getting an external one? I’ve heard good things about the Sony DRX- 840U. Any thought on that would be appreciated.
Also if anyone has any thought or recommendations on the AVI to DVD converter? I do like the MovieFactory. It’s menu editing options are awesome. Should I stick with it or is there something better for the actual conversion and burning that still has menu editing options at least equal to MovieFactory’s?