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Problem burning file to 4.7gb SL DVD

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by ccgegg, Jan 20, 2009.

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  1. ccgegg

    ccgegg Thread Starter

    Jan 20, 2009
    Tried searching for an answer.....
    I'm trying to burn a 4.3gb file to a single layer DVD. I'm new to this and have learned that 4.7 capacity actually means 4.37-4.38 usable capacity. I get a message that my file is 320k over capacity. What's puzzling is that my friend can successfully burn this same file to the same DVD on his system. So I guess that means the problem is either my DVD burner or the software I'm using. I've successfully burned CDs before, so the burner works. I'm using the DVD burner software that comes with Windows Vista. And I don't have my laptop in front of me, but the CD/DVD burner is the standard one on a Dell Inspiron 1520, about 2 years old. (sorry if that isn't specific)

    Do you think the problem is the software I'm using? My friend successfully uses Nero 7, but before I go buy it, I was wondering if the software could affect the usable capacity of a DVD.
  2. johnebadbak


    Feb 28, 2002
    in nero options special features setting to "overburn"
  3. joeten


    Jan 15, 2009
    you could try dvd flick price free
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