Again, sorry, I don't think I'm posting the info very straight - thanks for your help and I'll try from the start
Here's the situation. I'm a photographer and a new business model that I'm developing has me producing about 20-30 DVD's per week that will go to a different set of clients each week.
I am using a slideshow package from www.photodex.com ProShowGold to produce an ISO file. I then use ImgBurn. My media is MCC 03RG20. I have two identical BenQ 1625 drives (I started out with Lightscribe disks but now use inkjet printable for labelling) and the firmware is BBIA. My burn speed is 2X which I am setting with ImgBurn.
The problem is that I get numerous skips and pauses. I did 20 DVD's on Saturday and had about 8 rejects. My QC is to play the DVD on my very new but very cheap DVD player in the living room on my TV. The 8 all had skips or pauses.
One of my concerns stems from the fact that after a pause in the playback, I can "rewind" and play that section again and not get a pause (although I would get a pause soon after that on the same DVD). Makes me wonder if even the DVD's that played "OK" might not pause or skip when played back on another machine.
I don't know what a DMA setting is, what it affects, or how to change it.
At the end of the day, I just want reliable, consistent burns that I don't have to check in real time for problems. Is that achievavle with internal DVD burners?
Again, thanks for your input, etc. I am working hard to get on top of all these issues.