On Monday 05 January 2009 15:18:02 Ernest L. Williams Jr. wrote: > Tim wrote: > > On Mon, 2009-01-05 at 13:22 +0200, Veli-Pekka Kestilä wrote: > >> Disks are Samsung pleomax (Cheapest I could get) > > > > Not a good decision making methodology. I find most higher priced discs > > are fine, many medium priced discs to be crap, and all cheap discs to be > > crap. And beyond buying heavily discounted crap from reject shops, > > there's not a great deal of price difference between decent quality > > discs, it's usually down to buying what I know has worked well > > beforehand. I'll choose reliability over trying to save twenty cents a > > disc. > > What disks did you use? And what about DVD -R versus DVD +R? > That's often decided by the preference of your burner. Some are equally happy with both formats, some work much better with one or the other. I don't think there's any way to tell apart from trying. > > You'll probably get more reliable burns if you do NOT burn discs at > > their top speed, too. > > I let k3b select all of the default settings (i.e. auto) > > What speed should I burn at? You'll have to experiment. Auto works fine if both your burner and your disks are good quality, but if you are having problems do try slower burns. You'll have to be patient, though. A 2x burn takes about 20mins. IIRC. > Why does anaconda media check not catch a badly burned disk? > Can't answer that. Maybe it's marginal and sometimes reads correctly? Dunno. Anne
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