Here's how this 'Quality quest' began -
I purchase 'home-made,' unprotected, instructional DVDs from eBay.
I collect these DVDs FASTER than I can actually set aside time to watch them.
When I do get around to watching them, sometimes I'm half-way through,
before I realize there was a burn error or a problem with the copy itself - skipping, dropout, etc. -
since the DVD itself is still pristine and has no scratches or gouges.
I am looking for a method (other than actually watching them all-the-way through)
to perhaps 'scan' these DVDs for problems - to see if I need to contact the Seller (from eBay)
about needing a replacement copy or to return the defective DVD.
Would a Transfer Rate Test using Nero's CD-DVD Speed be adequate?
I was just reviewing your CD-DVD Speed Guide online.
Since I am merely checking the 'readability' of a given DVD in question,
would you recommend that I 'uncheck' the 'write' option
under 'Options' ->'transfer rate'?
I welcome any other CD-DVD Speed settings suggestions pertinent to my limited DVD-checking needs.
For example, shouldn't I be setting a max read speed that 'relates' to
what this DVD would actually experience inside a set-top DVD player?
I mean, if someone burned a DVD for wide player compatibility (i.e. 4x, maybe 8x burn)
it really would not be fair to test the DVD's transfer capability at faster speeds, right?