great to have found this forum. I just bought myself a Sony DRX-530UL DVD burner and are new to burning DVDs. I’m using Nero 6 Ultra but problem is, I’ve been making “expensive” coasters so far.
I’m not interested in burning DVDs to record videos, but rather to make backups of my computer files. I’m not sure if I’m using the right media (8X Memorex DVD-Rs) or if the settings on Nero are right. I go to “create data DVD”, select “no multisession”, burn at 1.5 Mbytes per second (believe it’s 2X so as to burn at a slower speed), Joliet-1999 settings, but to no avail, discs don’t read well…meaning both my two home computers (running XP w/SP2 installed) are able to read them but opening files seems buggy (DVD drives on both machines seem to behave oddly as in attempting to reading the contents in short, constant cycles). I get to the point where I’m able to actually see the contents on File Explorer; when trying to open a file, it “hangs” with a “No Response” error from Windows.
Does it sound familiar to any of you? Could you suggest on a possible solution or another online resource I could go to? What am I doing wrong?
I remember when I began recording CDs some years ago and don’t remember having so much trouble as I am having now with DVDs.
Thank you very much for you comments.