Okay I was stupid....
I had just installed the new DVD program "DVD Identifier" and then I got my DVDINFOPro to work. (The firewall was screwing things up.)
Anyways, I started looking at the two read-outs and wondering what they all meant and then I wondered how my new SONY 8X media might
COMPARE TO THE FUJI -R MEDIA THAT WOULDN'T WORK RIGHT.
And then it all became clear to me.
Dim bulb that I am. Occured to me that may be the WHOLE POINT of downloading and installing the program was to look at the old BAD media, and not the new GOOD media.
So I ran DVDInfoPro on the Fujifilm DVD-R media that gave me 7 coasters in a row before the BenQ started spitting out perfect Sony's at 16X, one right after another.
Here's the skinny on the old bad Fuji, for the experts to chew on...
Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID 5j)US
Format Capacity Not Formatted
Free Blocks 412352512
Free Capacity 4.38GB(4.71GB)
Book Type DVD-R
Media Type DVD-R
Media Id Code Speed Unknown
Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.4x 3324KBps
Write Strategy Speed 2.0x 2770KBps
Data area starting sector 30000h
Linear Density 0.267um/bit
Track Density 0.74um/track
Number of Layers 1
What I notice is that the "Media Id Code Speed" is "Unknown", which makes me wonder. Also I am seeing a lot of "2's" next to "X's" which also makes me wonder.
Can anyone look at this data and tell me something about why the Fujifilm DVD-R media threw out 7 consecutive blanks on a system that has done about 10 perfect burns at 16X?
Thanks in advance.