DVD Burn......?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fab5freddy, May 19, 2008.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    I'm trying to burn a DVD with Data that is 4.6 GB......
    It's telling me that it is too big for a DVD....?

    DVD's are normally 4.7 GB ???

    what is going on ?
     
  2. sOwL macrumors 6502

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    erm... you didnt mention which program your using for burning..
     
  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i'm using the built in MAC OS X Leopard Burner in Finder.
     
  4. sOwL macrumors 6502

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    ah sry then i cant help since im not using leopard yet :S
    but there should be a "Compress Files" option somewhere. Test it out, because sometimes the "4.6gb" statements can be false (like some calculate 1gb as 1.000.000 bytes, which is wrong) so 4.6 and 4.7 are very close and that could be the case.
     
  5. cpjakes macrumors 6502

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    Usually when burning with Toast, I get about 4.37GB of usable space. The rest is just formatting & bits/bytes nonsense. 4.6GB definitely won't work...
     

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