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4,464 mb problems

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by danadena, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. danadena

    danadena Member

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    Hello,
    I have been making (media) backups for a while now. I have always used Memorex DVD+R's, I had nearly a 100% burn rate. I ordered a new batch from Amazon, these are beating me up bad. I now have a 50% rate, the picture shutters, locks up, and the end is cut off. I did notice these discs are a little thinner. Somebody told me to try Ritek Ridata 4x dvd+r to cure the problem. I got them this morning, the shuttering and locking up stopped, but the endding is still getting cut off. I changed the shrink mb from 4464 to 4200 and that seemed to fix that. My system is a Dell 8300, windows XP, Teac DV-W58E. I use dvd dycrypter, shrink 3.1, and nero 6. My questions are, why did this all of a sudden start? Has anybody else had problems with Memorex? I have always sworn by Memorex as I have used them for years and years (cassettes, CD's, VHS, etc.) and the DVD's for about 7 months.
    If anybody has any input, please let me know.
    Thanks
    Danadena
     
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     ... I've posted it elsewhere on AD forums and I'll repeat it for you ... Memorex media is landfill material ! ... The problem is that they change manufacturers of their media more often than I change my socks ... It really is a crap-shoot with them, you may get the best quality or you may just get trash ... You really shouldn't write past 4350 under any circumstances and 4200-4300 gives you more of a safety zone ... RiData branded Ritek media is some of the best for the price ... I've had hundreds of flawless burns using the stuff ...

     ... Here's a link that identifies media for you ...
    http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm
     
  3. danadena

    danadena Member

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    Thank you very much!!!
    So far after I changed it to 4200, everything seems great. Also switched to Ridata.
    Thanks again,
    Danadena
     
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     ... You're very welcome ... and welcome to AD's forums ... there's all you can ever want and a little bit more here ...
     

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