Trying to burn DVDs, this thing makes nothing but coasters. Here are my system details:
Compaq Presario V6000
Intel 2060 1.6ghz
Windows Vista Premium 32 bit, service pack 1 installed
Drive = TSSTCorp TS-L632D, firmware is version HH16
I've used Windows DVD Maker, Windows Movie Maker, Roxio 9, Nero 7 and 9, Ashampoo Burning Studio 7. Media have been memorex dvd+r 16x, Office Depot DVD+r 16x, TDK dvd-r 16x, another one I can't remember. Burn speed has never been over 8x, usually set at 4x. Drivers are up to date. DMA mode is enabled in the Device Manager. Lower filters have been cleared in the registry (no upper filters).
I don't get any burn errors and the avi files play fine on my laptop prior to burning. In most dvd players (all other than my Samsung upconvert) the movies are pixelated, freeze up and the disk will stop playing. Any insight or ideas or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated at this point. I don't know if the drive is going, google says it isn't a sturdy unit, or if I need to updated the firmware (which I can't find any manufacturer's updates).