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#1 Rob8UrChips

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 12:33 PM

Hi Folks,

I've been using a Lite-On external DVD writer for about a year now and only today noticed I may have been making a BIG mistake when burning to DVD (and CD).

I use 4.7GB discs and usually fill them to around 4.3GB before finalising. Today I finalised a disc with 4.1GB on it and the finalisation box indicated for the first time ever that it was 100% finalised.

On all previous discs the finalisation box either just flashed up and was gone, or indicated a percentage less than 100%.

I've been assuming all this time that the finalisation was still being completed to 100%, but I'm not so sure now.

So, is there a safe MAXIMUM that can be burnt to a 4.7GB disc and still have sufficient space for 100% finalisation?

Thanks folks (and please feel free to :thumbsup: ).
Rob
(the one who knows from experience that:
1. ignorance combined with minimal wealth + plenty health is, in fact, bliss;
2. asking questions becomes dangerous when they're answered; and,
3. eating too many chips wont make you into a FAT32).

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#2 HitSquad

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 07:29 AM

Hi Rob8UrChips (I wondered where they were all going ) :thumbsup:
You should be able to use your burning program to see if the discs were actually finalized.
As personal preference, I stop at 4.2GB.




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