Hello all, After struggling with a +R drive for months and eventually getting the process spot on, I consider myself battle-hardened as far as +Rs are concerned, but I need a bit of advice from those in the know with -Rs, please. Okay, my machine is a Pentium 2.4 on an Intel board, running WinXP. I replaced the Phillips 228 +R with an LG 4020B -R writer, so the PC still has all the same software and the latest Adaptec ASPI drivers. My -Rs spin up perfectly in every player and drive I put them in, but towards the end of the film the picture breaks up and gradually gets worse and worse. When I use DVDdecrypter to test them I get i/o errors in the last two or three files with every DVD drive, except for the LG I burned them in. I read through this forum and I know the gut response is "bad media", but I have tried 4 different brands, two of which were Riteks. Could I really be that unlucky? When I was burning +Rs I couldn't find a brand that DIDN'T work perfectly every time. I even took the drive back and got another one because I was convinced the laser was weakening as the burn went on, but the replacement is the same. So, sorry for the length, but I want all the facts in for a good discussion. I AM going to try some more brands, don't worry about that, but could it be something else? The PC is the same. My drives and players play ritek -Rs perfectly, because I had some already. Could it be ASPI drivers or something? Is there a recommended ASPI layer for -Rs? Any ideas, please?