720 MB on 1 CD ???

By scorpion_1112
Jun 3, 2005
  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 TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    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: 4,172

    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.

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

    scorpion_1112 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    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 TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    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 TS Rookie

    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 TS Rookie Posts: 47

    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: 6,000   +15

    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 TS Rookie Posts: 47

    What about the above quoted ?
  10. zillah

    zillah TS Rookie Posts: 47

    Any comment ?
  11. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    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
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  12. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    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.


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

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

  14. Shadowrunner

    Shadowrunner TS Rookie Posts: 106

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

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    That doesn't help much (at all) if he has a 720meg divx file he wants on a CD.
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