Originally Posted by lordsmurf
Bad media (CMC) and labels. Two problems.
Better media, no labels.

Lordsmurf, you seem to agree, that "burned DVDs wearing out" is possible with the combination bad media and paper labels. So can't it in your opinion be, that the same effect happens with bad media, if you have a white printable top plastic layer instead of a paper label?

Originally Posted by Spoffo
* The problem appears to be only the printable white tops. I burned through a stack of BeAll silver tops about the same time, and those are all still good.
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The playback problem with paper labels seem to be not imbalance, but perhaps disk warping, leading to bad laser focussing, see:
Originally Posted by junkmalle
I once cut half a label off, creating the worst possible balance problem. The disk was still readable but I thought my DVD player was going to explode from the vibrations!