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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Daviesim01, Jan 26, 2007.

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  1. Daviesim01

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    Hey Guys, I was wondering, I want to put a film onto disc, i have a Philips External DVD-RW, And the Film is about 750MB, Where can i buy discs that have that much space per disc?
     
  2. dustyjay

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    Well a DVD R disc has 4.7GB space on it. Or on a dual layer disc 8GB
     
  3. Daviesim01

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    So its 4.7GB per disc?
     
  4. Courtneyc

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    For DVDs, yup. CDs have about 630 to 700 MB.

    By the way, if you are intending to put this film onto a DVD to watch it on a standard DVD player, you will need to do a lot more than just copy the file.

    Transfer this post to Multimedia if that's what you want to do.

    Courtney sends....
     
  5. Daviesim01

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    Courtney, What else will i need to do?
     
  6. mshabsovich

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    blank DVD R disks are sold at any electronics store like Best Buy, Circuit City, Comp USA, Radio Shack, Office Max, Office Depot etc. even Walgreens sells them. if the disk says DL on it, it means that it can support 8.5 gigs. if it does not say DL then it is 4.7 gigs.
     
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    But the burner has to support double-layer writing, too.
     
  8. mshabsovich

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    that's true. i should have mentioned that. if you can see the letters DL on the drive then it does support it. look on the front of the tray or the bottom of the unit. it should say.
     
  9. johnpost

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    you said your dvd burner is dvd-rw, if that is the case then you
    need dvd-r or dvd-rw media. stand alone dvd players usually
    can't play rw media.

    check if your burner might be dvd+r-r+rw-rw. that would
    allow you to use dvd+r and dvd+rw media as well.

    if you want to play the disc in a stand alone player then
    check what media it can read, some only dvd+r, some
    only dvd-r, some both

    you need a dvd burner program, one probably
    came with your dvd drive. you need to burn a
    dvd in a 'make a video dvd' mode if you want to
    play it in a stand alone dvd player.

    a computer could just probably play the file
    as is and if you wanted to only play on computers
    then either burning a video dvd or just copying
    the file would work.

    if going to a standalone dvd player then if the
    player could use the file type, then small files
    could be done cdv, that is cd video. it uses
    cd media.
     
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