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add data to a dvd+r dl

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by camalus, Nov 16, 2011.

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  1. camalus

    camalus Thread Starter

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    Hey all :)

    I was wonder how, or what program to use, to add data (pictures and files) to a DVD+R DL?
    Btw, I'm using Windows XP. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Mark1956

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    You have to start the first burn on the disc as a Multisession so it does not finalise the disc. I only use Nero, which has this facility, but I am sure there are plenty of others.
     
  3. Elvandil

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    What exactly are you trying to do? Are you asking how to burn files to a DVD, about how to add files to one already burned, or how to add files to any DVD at any time?
     
  4. camalus

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    I'm trying to save a bunch of pictures to a DVD+R DL just as a backup. It's about 7gb of files so I didn't want to try to use CDs, and I had some of these DVD DLs laying around. Just want to be able to save them and transfer them back whenever I need to reformat.
     
  5. Elvandil

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    OK. Does your burner supoport double-layer DVD's? Check the faceplate if not sure. Or right-click the drive with a DVD in it and see how much space it says you have.

    One of these tools will also tell you exactly what your drive can and cannot do:

    VSO Inspector
    Nero Info Tool
    CD/DVD Capabilities Viewer
     
  6. camalus

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    Thank you, I'll check when I get home. I've used them to burn movies before though, so I'm sure it supports DLs.
     
  7. Elvandil

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    OK. Then if you don't have burning software, you should just be able to click on the drive. A window will open and you just drag the files you want to burn into the window. There will be a clear option to burn the files when you are done.

    If you want a program to burn with, Infra Recorder is a good, free one that seems to have good compatibility with everything.
     
  8. DoubleHelix

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    Do not use multisession burning. It's very unreliable, and the disk will probably not be readable in all devices. Burn an entire disk at once.
     
  9. Elvandil

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    Multisession also wastes space needlessly.
     
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