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Burn Folder Too Large?


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Trying to move some video off my Macbook to free up space. I have a folder that is 4.48 GB. I drag it to a new burn folder and hit burn. Insert a 4.7GB blank DVD+R. Hit burn in the next box and OSX tells me the contents of the folder is too large.

What am I doing wrong? Is there that much overhead on a burned disk or do I need to do some kind of setup on the SuperDrive?

I have burned a Ubuntu .iso before but this is the first regular file burn I have tried.

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It's all to do with the horrible mess manufacturers make when stating capacity. Some state gigabytes at 1000 megabytes when they should be 1024, some state 'theoretical' capacity rather than the capacity that is actually useful once the filesystem data is on there. As a rule of thumb, you can get 4.4GB on a 4.7GB disk, so you're just over the limit
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I use DivX Player and DivX Converter to compress my video files. Are your files .avi's? DivX is a free download.
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i've had problems like that.

when i was trying to burn something that was 4.6 gb's it just wasn't happening.. it would spit the dvr out.

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It's all to do with the horrible mess manufacturers make when stating capacity. Some state gigabytes at 1000 megabytes when they should be 1024, some state 'theoretical' capacity rather than the capacity that is actually useful once the filesystem data is on there. As a rule of thumb, you can get 4.4GB on a 4.7GB disk, so you're just over the limit
Ahh... Didn't cross my mind with blank optical media. I assume the number on a hard drive box is bogus but I guess this is the same deal.

Maybe they need to state things like CRT monitors and viewable area... "Will show up on your computer as 4.3GB"

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