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I'm not sure if this is a stupid question, but is there a way that I can use a recordable DVD for storage of large video files (ie. 1gb avi files)? I don't want to be able to play the disc on a DVD player, but when I've tried to use programs to burn four 1gb avi movies onto a 4.7gb DVD, I get an error message telling me there isn't enough space (by far). So basically what I'm trying to say (I think!) is that I want to use it for data storage, basically, rather than to create a disc playable on a DVD player - although I was under the impression that it was possible to burn a DVD with a number of movies on it and it would play on most DVD players, allowing the user to select one of the movie files to play, just as CDRs etc do. I'm fairly new to recordable DVDs, having only ever used CDR and CDRW before. Any help much appreciated!
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It should work. I would just burn a data disk in Toast rather than a video/movie disk. It works just the same when you burn a data disk from a CD rather than an audio disk. I'm not sure if your DVD player would recognize it...just as CD players don't recognize data audio disks.

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Same as Above. Just insert a blank DVD-R into your mac and when the disc icon shows up on your desktop just drag the 4 files into it. Ctrl-click / Burn Disc.
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Didn't realise it was that easy! Thanks for your replies guys.
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Hmm, I copied a few of my favorite episodes of Dexter from iTunes onto my DVD+R and it won't play in my DVD player or my wife's computer. It requires iTunes to play it. Any way of getting around this?

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Try a minus R disc instead
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