I've been using DVDShrink for a good while now and have made upwards of 30 backups without any kind of problem. However recently when the movie is done encoding and burning the disc has problems playing in my DVD player and PS2. The problem almost always occurs near the end of the movie so when I took out the disc to look at it I noticed a dark ring around the inside of the disc about a centimeter wide. Looking back at all my other discs I noticed that they do not have this same ring. The ring comes after the disc is burned because the discs look perfect beforehand. I suspect it is this ring near the center of the disc that makes the movie skip and become distorted and eventually stop near the end of the disc. I thought that this problem could be the discs but I borrowed a diffrent disc from a friend and made a backup but the same problem happened. Then I took some of my discs to his house and burned one on his burner and no problem, so I dont think its the discs. So finally I sent the burner back to the place I purchased it and they said that it would be repaired but when I got it back it still does the same thing. However the burner still reads these discs just fine without the distortion near the end, and I figured that if this ring showed up on DVDs it would show up on CDs so I burned a music CD and it had no ring so I dont know if its the laser or some kind of software program. I have no idea why this just started out of the blue but it is causing me great distress. For your info I'm using HP DVD+r 8x discs and a Rosewill Dual Layer Burner. Also I use DVDShrink of course and it uses Nero 6 to burn. I hope you can help me but I cant come up with a solid answer to why this is happening. Like I said this problem came from nowhere I've been doing this discs the exact same way all this time and it just started. Please feel free to mention any ideas on what could be the culprit and possible solutions. I fear that I might just have to buy a new burner. Thanks a bunch for your help and I apologize for the long post but this is really stange and difficult to explain, if you have any other questions please ask, I'll respond ASAP. Thanks again.