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Has anyone ever noticed that the only max DVD size that can be burned within Toast is 4.4GBs? I have 4.7Gb discs, and Toast doesn't read them as being so, and only burns up to 4.4, is there anyway to change this?

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No that's normal, and try burning 4.7GB files, it will work.

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You'll likely never be able to burn the whole 4.7GB to a disc because the disc formatting takes up a few hundred megs (in some cases). The amount varies, but you get the idea.

It's the same with a hard drive. If you have a 200GB hard drive, you'll likely only have 180GB of free space as soon as you plug it in. Formatting takes up space.

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Oh that makes sense then CreativeGuy. I was trying to move data from a DVD-RW disc I had to a DVD+R, since I needed the RW for something else, and it seemed the RW had more data on it than the R could hold, even though they were both 4.7GBs in size. But I guess the formatting would make sense

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Just to add though, If I have a 4.7GB ISO image or Video_TS folder and I drag it into to Toast to burn, it does so with no issue.

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Yea I did try that with a 4.5Gb TSFolder, and it gave me compression options within Toast.

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