I'm getting an increasing number of duff DVDs produced from DVDA 5.0. My RWs never seem to work for more than a few minutes - these are a few years old but I have the problem even with old but previously unused ones.
Not much of a problem given the price of -/+Rs but they're now giving me grief (Verbatim +R and Ritek +R) not every time but maybe 50%.
Funnily enough this appears to be only when writing using DVDA and seems to have only become so bad since version 5. I don't recall any problems on the same computer using DVDA 4.0 or 4.5.
The few I've produced so far using Nero seem fine (not enough to draw a conclusion as yet).
But I can't find a way of getting Nero (bundled version) to simply take the DVD structure created by DVDA and burn it - it always wants to create its own folder/structure and this takes time - especially as if you want to burn a second copy it wants to do it all over again.
Anyway - much simpler if I just burn from DVDA. I've read that some people have had similar experiences so my question (at last) is:
Who has (virtually) 100% success burning from DVDA and what make/model DVD RW drive do you recommend? Currently using PATA, but have spare SATA port if necessary.