I've been making audio CDs for many years now on Nero, and have never had any troubles.
Quite a few months ago, I upgraded my PC (built from scratch, LITE-ON 52x24x52x + WinXP pro SP1 - that's probably all the info you need to know), and also purchased a 50pack spindle of Lite-On Gold CDRs.
Now, every so often an audio CD that I've written has a great problem seeking between tracks (in fact, even the transition from one track to the next causes a problem - a long pause as the laser does something, and then the song starts a second or so into the song, as well as the same problem when skipping tracks on a CD).
I write them at 52x, so I thought this was the problem.
I dropped the writing speed to 12x (the speed of my old Ricoh burner), and this seemed to fix it for a while - but as this isn't a continual problem, I wasn't so sure. And sure enough, after a while it happened again.
So I was thinking that maybe it was the media - and was going to buy a TDK gold spindle; but then found out (using the medium info dialog box in EAC) that both brands are made by CMC Magnetics Corporation. So I guess that it isn't to do with brands, as I've heard from a few sources that TDK make very good CDRs.
Or am I wrong?
Today I had the idea that maybe it could possibly have something to do with the ASPI layer. From memory I installed the Adaptec ASPI layer when I built the PC - could it somehow conflict with Nero? Am I best off using the Adaptec, Ahead, or WinXP ASPI?
Any more ideas? I've wasted so many CDs on this.
Thank you kindly!