CD burn question...

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  1. t0tz

    t0tz New Member

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    I have a file on my mac that i want to burn. its 699 megs. A video. I got a blank 700 mb cd but it wont let me copy the file onto the cd coz there is not enough space.

    On windows, the cd appears to have the full space it has. But when i check the info on the mac it only has about 660 megs of space. why is that? ive burned 700+ megs onto reg cd-r's before without problems on the windows pc. Why wont the mac do this? is there a way to resolve this? thanks for any helpful input.

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  2. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    Its software specific, not platform. Our software at work won't let us burn 4.7gb of info on a DVD-R. It only lets us burn around 4.2 and this is on a windows machine.
     
  3. Wolf68k

    Wolf68k OT Supporter

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    What program are you using to burn the CD with?
    If you're just sticking in the CD and letting the OS format it to burn with, more than likely it's using UDF which basicly formatting the disc so you can direct copy files to it without using something like Toast where you have to set all of the files to be burned up first then tell Toast to burn it.
    I've burned 701megs worth of stuff running OS X but using Toast to burn it.

    The same might hold true with the DVDRs as well
     

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