Have tried BOTH ways - direct to disc and "recording" first then trying to burn to disk. Tried DVD-R, DVD+R and even DVD+R DL. There's nothing more to say than it hangs for over an hour at 97% complete then indicates there was a problem with writing the to the disk. How about ASKING me what you need to know to help - if I knew the exact issue or what information was needed to get someone to help, I wouldn't be here talking about it.
It will sit at 97% STUCK NOT MOVING for over an hour - this has been repeated several times because the error message indicates a problem writing to the disk. Moves along fairly quickly until it gets to 97% then nothing.