Hi. Also new to the DVD burning scene. I recently burned four DVD+Rs that were 4x speed and they worked great (using an Iomega Super DVD writer 16x onto Sony DVD+R). I bought a whole bunch of DVD+Rs (a 50 pack) at 8x recording speed and I get skips or pauses in the playback on multiple players. Is it the recording speed? I read another recent thread about this. If the DVD writer is compatible with 16x recording on DVD+R and burn to a 8x DVD+R, I would think it should work. If it is the speed, what causes the problems? Also, is there any difference in performance between DVD-R and DVD+R? Your help is greatly appreciated!