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    burning data on a dvd
    I am new to burning data on a dvd and I'm having a problem doing so.
    I have Mac OS X (version 10.4.6) with a PowerMac G5 quad
    and 1.5 GB of RAM. My version of iDVD is 5.0.1.

    I would like to burn data on a single disc that is 5.89 GB in size, so I have a Verbatim DVD+R DL disc for this purpose, which holds a maximum of 8.5 GB of data.

    I have the data files in a burn folder, and when I click on the "burn" button I receive the following message: "insert a blank disc to begin. This disc will be burned with the contents of "Burn Folder." You will need a disc with a capacity of at least 5.89 GB."

    The disc is, in fact, already inserted in the drive but the Mac doesn't seem to recognize it for some reason. In the iDVD / project / project info / window, I have selected the 8.0 GB (Double Layer) option within the Media Type drop-down menu.

    Any tips on how to successfully burn this data is much appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Try just inserting the DVD, copying the files onto the DVD by dragging them onto the blank disc, and then burning the disk from the Finder. It's been a while, but I'm pretty sure this is what I did when I last burned files onto a DVD... let me know if it works for you.
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    That worked great.
    Thanks for the tip.

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    No problem. Glad I could help!
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