Since I upgraded my DVD-Writer to a Samsung B083L, I’ve been using it to make some bog standard DVD videos. Mostly just TV programs. However when playing them on my DVD player hooked up to the TV they’re a bit didgy. The sound skips and cuts out at regular intervals, more often than not when there’s a louad sound on the program (like an explosion for example, but that might just be a coincidence).
Using ImgBurn with the default settings, I’ve tried burning at the slowest rate possible with the media I’ve been using and it only seemed to make a tiny difference, not enough for it be acceptable though. It isn’t the encoded video either, I used DVD Flick to make the DVD Video and I played the result on VLC and it was flawless, so that isn’t the problem.
At first, I used Memorex DVD+RW discs (4.7GB). Though upon researching the problem I found many people saying Memorex are actually rather shite. So, I got some Imation DVD-R discs I had and used them instead. Although using the Imation discs reduced the problem a lot it didn’t eliminate it and the problem is still bad enough to be unacceptable.
I’m not totally sure though if that is indicative that it is the media that’s the problem though or if the drive simply likes burning to Imation more than the Memorex. The drive has the latest firmware in any case. I’m also using a separate up-to-date install of ImgBurn (not the one that comes with DVD Flick as that tends to be outdated).