720 MB on 1 CD ???

By scorpion_1112
Jun 3, 2005
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. K so i wanna back my data on CDs but there some DivX files that i cannot reduce more than 700-710 MB minimum. I have only a CD writer so i wanna put them on CDs somehow...

    Is that possible?

    (Pss: I remember watching a VCD which had a file of size 800 MB! Hows that possible? :confused: )
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    There are 800MB CD(R)s.. And you may be able to enable "overburning" in your CD writing software to get that little extra over 700MB.
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    VCD runs on time length of show, not size. I've put a 900MB 30 min clip on a VCD.

    Be careful with overburning, as it might not come out exactly correct, but there is only one way to find out :p give it a shot.

    BTW
    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
  4. scorpion_1112

    scorpion_1112 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 30

    First of all, thanks for ur support guys.. :grinthumb

    k to be precise, im using Nero 6603. When i try overburn.. it says cannot put 704 MB on 702 MB disk.. Maybe thats the maximum my raw CDs can hold, so i cannot overburn? (i have no experience in overburning)

    K i didnt know about 800 MB CDs, so i will try to get them also...
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    You can increase the overburn limit in nero configuration. The amount of extra data you can squeeze on a CD depends a lot. On your CD burner, on Nero's mood, on the brand of CD-Rs, on the specific CD you put in.
  6. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Newcomer, in training

    720mb on a cd should be quite easy to over burn to. most software should support overburning. i can get 770 easily without any problems reading it again etc with my NEC 3520. and yeah, it helps a lot, let me stress again, A LOT, to have good quality cds.
  7. zillah

    zillah Newcomer, in training Posts: 87

    If the size of the file that i want to burn is 720 MB, under option-->Expert Features, what should I enable ?

    A- Relative maximum overburning size

    B- Absolute maximum overburning size

    Note: I have got Nero V7
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    from what I have heard extreme overburning can lead to unreliable reads on some CD/DVD players as the factory default is not to read beyond a certain threshold. If using it on your own system, that's ok, but bear in mind, not everyone may be able to read it.
  9. zillah

    zillah Newcomer, in training Posts: 87

    What about the above quoted ?
  10. zillah

    zillah Newcomer, in training Posts: 87

    Any comment ?
  11. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    for all the effort it is waste of time to try and save that last little bit
    get dvd shrink its free --->Here
    it will shrink your movies to fit the disc the quility is like a good vhs
    don't forget to donate if you like it
  12. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,058

    No illegal activities ok? lol


    Also the guy that made/updated the program now works for nero ahead, he doesn't really need the money.

    ha

    Edit: oh i thought you had gone to the main site or something.
  13. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,058

     
  14. Shadowrunner

    Shadowrunner Newcomer, in training Posts: 149

    I think you can get 850's high-capacity. I'm not sure, I THINK so.
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,250   +214

    That doesn't help much (at all) if he has a 720meg divx file he wants on a CD.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.