I have no problem that I know of yet with the drive. The successful burns that I've made are of very high quality.
I think that my problems are of other sources and I've got so many independent variables going that I haven't been able run the problem source to ground.
I downloaded the CD-DVD Speed latest and installed it did the bitsetting thing and still wouldn't read on the Cyberhome player. However, I'm now thinking that that may be a player issue as I've got two of those players and when I first brought the drive home Sun. aft. I made a little DVD from some *.avi files from my Canon A85 and they played fine on one Cyberhome machine. It is the other CB that won't play. Need to test that tonight.
Also I'm testing two softwares to transcode and burn: Nero Vision Express and that which came ATI AIW 9600XT video capture/tuner card. I've experienced "errors" with both somewhere between transcoding and burning. In capturing the video, I have two files of 4.+ GB and one of 1.+ gb. I've had good burns with the smaller but problems with one of the larger ones. The problems have been with both the Nero and ATI software.
I keep losing self discipline and start jumping around randomly following hunches as to the source of the problem. I've got to regroup, systemize the effort and keep notes in order to run this to ground.
Worse yet, there is another variable to test with Nero. You have the choice of transcode with immediate burn, or transcode to hard drive *.nrg image file and burn later, or transcode to hard drive folders (*.vob files) and burn later. If I get the error with the first two of the above, everything is lost and I have to go through the lengthy transcode again. So know I'm looking to make the *.vob files because if it errors near the end I may still have most if not all of the stuff saved.
Anyway, if I can get through and burn out all three files with Nero, then I'll chase the Bitsetting/booktyping thing and then attack the burning with ATI.
Well maybe it is the M/A drive some how because I never had these problems with my NEC, but then I was doing shorter tests, not full 4.+ Gb burns.