Hi all, great website. I’ve been reading a few threads and it seems that ScubaPete is the expert of all experts so I figured I'd ask my question here I have a new LG GSA 1460B. I was having trouble with it making DVDs that skipped like crazy, I was using DVD shrink and I tried burning with DVD shrink, Nero, making an ISo and burning with Alcohol, a bunch of different kinds of media and nothing worked. SO I took it back and they replaced it. This new one seems to work better but I haven’t had a chance to really test it. I was reading this thread http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/129338 and saw ScubaPete's post about DVD identifier, media etc. Anyway for my question. This derive is supposed to burn from 1x to 16x and I realize that this is dependant on the type of media. But my problem is that with some discs I can only burn as slow as 4x and some only 2x, I don't even have the option of burning at 1x which is what it's supposed to be capable of. Reason for wanting to burn slow is my comp is kind of old. It's an AMD durron 952Mhz and 768MB of ram. I stuck these discs that I was only able to burn at the slowest speed of 4x into DVD identifier and got this information.... And for drive capabilities with these discs Now why is it that the DISCS are able t go as slow as 1x and 2x but the "drive capabilities" say I can only burn at 4x or 8x? Why can't burn at 2x or 1x? On a side note, these are non branded discs but say Tayio Yuden, they may be good but they are useless to me as I can't burn at 4x, my computer isn't fast enough. Question #2. Is it passable to start in safe mode and burn a DVD? I think some of my problem is that not all of my computers "power" is going towards burning the DVD and I think that may also be a factor to my skipping/pausing /non-readable burns. How can I have it so that only the programs necessary for burning are working when I am burning? (I already turn off Mcaffe). Thanks. Oh ya, one more question. My burner is an LG GSA-1460B but why does it say HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B for the drive?