I just had this wierd thing happen today when backing up a dvd. I use the newest Anydvd and DvdDecrypter to rip and burn. The dvd came out a while ago too so it doesn't have any new protection to mess things up. Anyway, I ripped it to my hard drive just like usual. Then when I popped in my 16x Verbatim +r it would only burn @8x. This has never happend before ever. I tried it again with five more discs and the same thing happened. I'm in the middle of a spindle of Verbatims and the media seems fine. I then swapped out my installed burner with a new burner I had in my closet(same exact model and firmware) and the same exact thing happened. So then I made a data disc with Nero of something else and the verbatim disc burned @16x. I ripped and burned a different dvd to see what would happen and it too burned @16x. Why won't my dvd burner burn @16 for that one particular dvd? It's already been successfly ripped to my hard drive so it doesn't make sense to me.