Posted 27 February 2008 - 09:37 PM
I've used Nero, WMP, and iTunes to burn audio CDs from my library of MP3 and M4p (iTunes) files. They always skip and stutter, more or less, depending on the player. The skips are not necessarily always in the same spot. I tried burning at slower speeds, but at 2x they still skip. The data and MP3 CDs seem to work okay. I've never had trouble copying DVD movies, but haven't done that in a while. I have tried 2 different brands of CD-Rs. I learned the hard way not to use any other resources while burning CDs. The drive has had an easy life and is dust-free, which was my first thought.
Maybe the drive is shot, I'd like to know what other BC members think about it. Is there anything I should especially look for, or avoid, if I buy a new one? For my light use, I would prefer to get an inexpensive internal drive.
The computer is an emachines, AMD Athlon 64, 1Gb RAM, and the CD/DVD is a LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S.