hey guys, i'm encountering an extremely frustrating problem. i hope someone had the same problem and found the answer. software: dvd shrink 3.2 hardware: nec nd-3520a (all-region patched) maxell dvd+r in short, the movies that i cloned 'expired'. they worked right after the burn, worked the next day after the burn, but somehow, mysteriously, they failed after a week or so. here's the failure, the movies would run fine for a while before the dvds started to skip, and pictures became pixelated. eventually, the dvd player just froze (both tv and computer compatible). my initial speculations were: - the activation of my screensaver - using the computer during the burning process - the writing speed (x8) i changed all the above assumptions in my 2nd try of cloning: - de-avtivated my screensaver - not using the computer while writing - reduced speed (x4) the movies still fail. 20+ dvds wasted. as of now, i'm absolutely cluesless. though ridiculous, i start to suspect it's the cd labels. i plan to get a lite-on burner to start my 3rd trial and thought i'll seek help from you guys out there as well. thanks.