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    Nov 19, 2006
    Question DVD burning
    I have a quick question. Say I want to burn 3GB of data on to a standard 4.7 GB DVD+RW. Can I later use up those 1.7GB of empty space (after I finished burning) if I decide I want to burn more stuff onto it later on say about a week or more. Basically instead of using another DVD to burn 1.7GB can I just burn that amount of data onto the first one so I can use it up 100% Sorry if it sounds confusing

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    Jan 15, 2007
    Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
    15.4" MacBookPro Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHz 2 GB RAM, 120GB HD
    DVD discs are pretty cheap. What is the issue here? Sure you can keep the disc open but close it and don't worry about it. Unless you only have one disc. Safer not to burn to the maximum of the disc anyway. i have had a few discs that I wrote to the max and they can't be read now.
    --Never give in......NEVER!

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    Oct 27, 2005
    There isn't exactly 4.7Gb available on DVD discs anyway ... it's just down to marketing ... they look at bytes, megabytes, gigabytes as being round numbers, eg 1000.

    But 1024 bytes = 1Mb, so it just doesn't add up like they would have you believe.

    There is about 4.37Gb per DVD.

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    Jan 26, 2007
    Waihi Beach, New Zealand
    MacBook Pro 15" 2.6Ghz | 200GB 7200 | 4GB Ram | 32GB iPod Touch 2G
    This might be what you're trying to achieve -

    not too sure if it works on DVD's, haven't tried myself yet.

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