Ive done the searches and the FAQ thing that keeps getting posted. Ive been using both programs for over 2 years now, great programs as well. I just got a new computer and installed both programs, the latest version and now i get media write errors, i have one year old lg DVD 16x burner using verbatim disks and they always worked fine. Basically once it says put recordable disk in, i do and basically it keeps on saying put disc in because the dvd burner doesn't recognize that there is a disk there, so i take it out and put the same disc back in and sometimes that works and then it says writing and boom media write error. I take the same disk and hit cancel, and wait a couple mins and then hit write and then it writes ok, but the dvd drive does sound odd at times even though it has no problem reading movies, but the burning process seems to be the problem. Sorry for the long rant, its just difficult to understand the exact problem. It basically went from a painfree process of 100% working all the time to 20% if that and thats me taking the disk in and out, hitting cancel retry and it might work. Did this happen to you guys when the writer starting giving out?