DVD Media Problem

By orondf
Oct 21, 2009
  1. hi,
    i am looking for a DVD which is larger than 8.5GB. does anyone have a suggestion?
    also, when i insert a blank DVD, it gets detected as a CD, in Windows and other programs, such as RealPlayer, but the true DVD utilities detect it as a DVD. i am puzzled...:confused:
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    Blank dvds don't come larger than ~8.5GB, some stamped DVDs are bigger, but not much. You'll have to go to BluRay if you want more on an optical disk.

    Windows XP may still detect blank dvds as cds because it can't burn dvds without 3rd party software. I say may still because I haven't used XP in many years.
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