1. The first tip to remember is that the the type of DVD you purchase always matters. It may be true that the DVD errors you encounter are the results of some other factors, but always make it a point to burn DVD-R with good quality brands or purchase them from a reliable store. Read here for more about this.
2. Try a different media. Your DVD burner may not be compatible with your
media. To check if the media you are using is highly compatible with your
burner, please visit DVDRHelp.com to see what users think about the burner and media you are using.
3. Use a slower burning speed. The slower the burning speed, the better the
burning quality. So using a lower burning speed may solve this problem.
Please check "Set write speed before burning" option in the config window.
And then before the recording process, a window will pop up for you to
choose the burning speed.
4. Make sure the firmware of your DVD burner is up to date. Most burning
errors can be solved by updating firmware. You can download the latest
firmware from the website of your DVD burner's producer.
5. What DVD authoring software you?re using can also have impact on your final burn. Your DVD authoring program should allow you to decide which MPEG encoder you use. Some DVD authoring programs, such as Apple's popular iDVD, have a built MPEG-2 encoder and you cannot use other encoders. The built-in encoders may be okay for home movies or, depending upon the software, some simple commercial projects, but they generally don't do a very good job if you want to get more than 60 minutes of video on one DVD and some, quite frankly, don't do a very good job on any length of video.
The highest quality encoding is usually "two-pass, variable bitrate (VBR)" encoding. That means the MPEG encoder goes through your video twice: on the first pass it analyzes each frame to determine how much data should be allocated to each frame, and then on the second pass it encodes it (there are VBR encoders that can do more than two passes for even higher quality).
Last update: 08:05 PM Wednesday, May 9, 2007