Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster
The guy with my model of DVD drive had audio problems. I don't.
how do you think it works playing music from a CD? Data is read from that disk in real-time and worked on by the media player. If read speed sucks big time, like your case, audio playback is distorted.
Which is some evidence for the disk drive model may be flawed.
This is not a problem with the DVD drives or my BIOS. It's a widespread, known bug in Vista and Windows 7.
There are tons of people using CDs and DVDs here and none has your issues, so it's not that widespread as you may think from googling.
There were some issues, but only for a relatively limited amount of drives, which means it is a weird device compatibility issue. It does not qualify as bug.
Yes, substance does not change, the drives don't talk well with Windows 7 (and Vista) what changes is that none at MS is going to to fix it as it affects too little people to be worth their money investigating and fixing.
If you notice, in 2011 and 2012 the amount of people having issues is back to normal levels (very rare), which means the issues were mostly ironed out with newer disk drive models by the device manufacturers.
If this bug can't be fixed, then I will either need to stop using Windows 7 (what good is making backup discs if you can't read them?) and revert to XP Home SP3, or dual-boot with Win 7 and XP forever, using XP to actually be able to copy data files.
I'm very sorry man, but I know no other way to fix this than buying a new DVD burner/player/whatever.
You can ask what DVD burners others here recommend, so you will buy one that you are sure will work fine (my burner is waaay out of production).