I got a new external DVD burner for Christmas and was looking forward to backing up some of my DVDs, but I'm having problems. Here's my setup: Using it with my laptop Pacifig Digital DVD burner, it's a Toshiba ODD-DVD SD-R5272, now running the latest firmware The DVD burner is USB 2, and I only have USB1 but the manual says it should work. Verbatim DVD+R's. Initially I ran 1Click DVD copy w/ DVD43Free to backup Master and Commander. It said it burned fine, looking at the back of the disk you can tell its been burned. However, trying to play it in a standalone doesn't do anything, and on any computer I put it in it says there's 0 bytes on it, 0 free and used bytes, and it tries to spin the disk, stops, and then tries to spin it again. So, after that I came on here again and saw a few other people had been having trouble with Master and Commander, and I also decided to try some new software people on here suggested. This time I used DVD Shrink to rip The Last Samurai to my HDD, and Nero 6 Ultra to burn it. Once again, Nero said it burned fine, you can see burn lines, but it won't play in anything, and it's doing the same thing at Master and Commander did as far as space on the disk and spinning. Any suggestions? It's kind of annoying, it was a Christmas present from my parents. Some posts I've read say that the media could have a problem, but a few sources I've read say Verbatim is pretty good. I'm a poor college student, I can't afford to buy expensive DVD-Rs, but right now I'm just getting coasters. Thanks Originally posted in the hardware forum, but after consideration I thought it belonged here more.