please update to ImgBurn for burning. same author as dvd decrypter.
you can get a version of dvdshrink compatible for burning with imgburn.
DVD+R Reserve Track
This setting makes ImgBurn send the ‘Reserve Track’ command to the drive before it starts writing all the time when burning DVD+R/+RW format media.
Basically, when burning DVD+R/+RW you can either just go right ahead and start sending ‘Write’ commands or you can send ‘Reserve Track’ and then send ‘Write’ commands.
If you send a ‘Reserve Track’ command first, the drive knows right from the start how much data you’re intending to burn. That way the drive already knows how much data to expect and can update the disc’s TOC or whatever accordingly. It will either accept the track size you specify, or it’ll reject it. As such, you’ll know if an attempted ‘overburn’ is going to work or not. If you don’t send the command, it could fail at any time if you try to write beyond the end of the disc.
Most drives will allow ‘Reserve Track’ + ‘Write’ to the same size it allows just ‘Write’ to - and I’m mainly talking about overburning here.
Some drives, as BenQ drives, need the command to be issued prior to burning if you’re attempting to overburn. Without it, the ‘Write’ command fails at the ‘normal’ end of the disc. It’s like some secret overburning method! This option was added in the settings when support for BenQ overburning was added. (‘DVD+R Reserve Track’ is automatic when overburning).
For normal size burns, there’s never a need for reserve track on DVD+R/+RW, it’s totally optional and most programs don’t send it. It’s really just these in case you have a weird drive that does things differently if it’s sent. It’s not an option you should even need to touch.
It’s always sent for DVD-R/-RW media (because it needs to be) but it’s not needed for DVD+R/+RW format media.
The default setting is ‘Disabled’.
also updating to a new drive, would not hurt.