Hello. I’m having some problems with my PX-716 (ide) burner. AVI files on data dvds and dvd movie backups are lagging/locking up the video app at the end while playing back on my htpc which has a Nec ND-1300 dvdrw drive.
First of all when using the stock firmware (1.05?) I couldn’t burn my Premium (AML) disks at all. The burner failed during the first quarter or so of the burn. I later flashed to 1.07 and I could finally finnish the burn. Unfortunately the burner seemed to have some problems with these discs unless they were burned in DAO mode. If I burnt them using standard cdrecord (K3B) and Nerolinux the discs were totally unreadable. The drive kept chugging and chugging and it was impossible to eject them. Discs burnt with K3B DAO were readable but they had laggs during the ending of the disc and could sometimes lock the htpc video app. This was mostly noticed on DVD movie backups.
I burn game backups a lot and none of the burnt discs have turned out corrupted during install but that may be because of them not covering the whole disc (often only 2-3gb). I started doing verifications after each burn and none of them failed. These discs are +R 8x discs and I’ve never had any problems with them when I used my ND-1300 for burning. All those of those discs burnt with the ND-1300 still play back fine on the htpc. Later on I lowered the speed to 4x and even to 2x but it didn’t help either. The drive also got flashed to 1.08 straight after.
When I visited this forum for the first time after a long period I noticed that these AML discs weren’t so good that I’d thought they were (My retailer and VCDhelp recommended them, that’s why I bought them). I then ordered some Verbatim 16x +R discs and refunded my remaining Premium one’s in hope that these would eliminate the lagg/stall problems. But no no, same errors still persisted on my htpc. Howewer, now the discs were readable after burning with Nerolinux and Cdrecord (K3B). Nerolinux has been my choice as it allows 16x recording (I could only reach 12x with K3B).
So simply, discs read fine with the PX-716 itself laggs at the end while playing back on the ND-1300.
Bah, anyone heard of these problems before? Could this have something to do with DAO/standard recording? I’m trying to examine that now with some RW discs but I’m loosing faith soon. Maybe I’ll have to buy another drive for the htpc or just wait for the ps3…