Media disc

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by lewi9020, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. lewi9020

    lewi9020 New Member

    Can anyone advise me on what are the best media disc to buy? Is it okay to burn on 16x or 8x? My disc have been sticking, can anyone advise me about this too?
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    1. Update your burner's firmware (if available)

    2. Use good quality media (Memorex, Ritek, Princo, Fuji, TDK from Costco, and Maxell that are not made in Japan are not good quality media). Are you using inferior blank media? If you're not using Taiyo Yuden Premium, Verbatim, Maxell Plus, or Maxell Broadcast Quality, then chances are the answer is yes.
    If you use poor quality blank media, then you should expect problems.


    3. Try lowering your burn speed (not below 4x; if you have a 16x burner and 16x rated media try writing to it at 12x instead of 16x; an 8x burn speed on 16x rated media wouldn't be a bad idea either)

    4. If you're using +R, +RW, or +R DL media, change the booktype to "dvd-rom" (step 3)

    5. Avoid sticker labels (they tend to cause problems)

    6. Try setting a custom size of 4300 in whatever program you're using to burn (but if you're using good media, you shouldn't have to) if you're using regular single layer dvd-5 (4.7GB) discs.
  3. customshopkv1

    customshopkv1 Well-Known Member

    I use:
    Verbatim +R 16x
    Taiyo Yuden +R 16x (Hub Printable and Premium)
    Verbatim +R DL
  4. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    I use what is listed below. Just personal preference after the manufacturer.