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02-22-2012   #1 (permalink)
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I have a problem with a DVD-R. The brand of the DVD is maxell and it says it is able to store 4.7GB of data. I know when a DVD is labelled 4.7 GB it actually means approx 4.37GB because of some bytes conversion.
The problem is that the DVD I burned says that it can only store ~2.81GB and it won't let me burn files unless it tells me it fits.

Does anyone know why I am having this problem? If no one in this forum knows, could you please tell me where I can find out?
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I believe once you've burned a DVD-R once, you can't burn any more additional files on it even if it has the "space" to contain the files.
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Perhaps I was not clear enough, the DVD-R was empty in the beginning but for some reason it did not allow me to burn the full capacity on it.
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Have you tried any other DVDs?
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no I haven't
This is the first time I burned a DVD and I thought it will be straightforward
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no I haven't
This is the first time I burned a DVD and I thought it will be straightforward
It could be because of a conversion factor or something. I use Convert X To DVD 3 to make DVDs. I use Memorex 4.7 GB DVD-R's and as far as I know I can put up to 4.7 gb of data but I typically only put 4 because the quality ends up being better. You could try using ConvertXToDVD3 and see if that works, it's free.
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Any screenshots?
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.... Speak of the devil

Just when you asked for a screenshot I tried to repeat exactly the same steps I did before to another disk and the new disk actually fits the 4gb of data.

This probably means my first disk was probably faulty.
Sorry for taking up your time people. I suppose I got worked up just for one faulty DVD.

Thank you for your support!
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