I recently got a Mad Dog dvd burner (id is VOM-Artec) and I've been using Lead Data 4x Dvd-r's with no troubles (burning at 4x). It came with OEM Nero 6.3 and I've used Shrink and set it to burn automatically with Nero. I ran out of the Lead Data and bought some cheap blanks just to mess around with (id as MUST, they are GQ 4x) and I also bought some new Ridata 8x. The trouble is that now when I use Shrink/Nero, it burns the cheap GQ at 6x and Ridata at 8x. All I get are errors or discs that don't play back right. I know to be reliable you should burn at 4x, but my problem is that I can't get Shrink/Nero to burn slower. When I go to the change speed tab on Shrink, my only options are Max or 8x (same with just using Nero alone). I tried using the Nero CD/DVD Drive Speed program to adjust it, and that didn't stop the fast burning. The 'My Computer' drive settings in Windows didn't do anything either. I just tested Decrypter with both brands of blanks and it let me burn them at 2x or 4x (and the discs came out fine). I don't understand why Shrink and Nero only have Max and 8x in the drop down speed box. I've looked around for an answer to explain this but I couldn't find anything. I know I will be needing to use Shrink sometime so I would like to figure out why there's no 4x option. I would appreciate anyones help/opinion though. Thanks a lot.