I bought a disc that has a 900 mb capacity but the software I run only has a setting of up to 740 mb.
Today I tried to burn a 780 mb disc for the first time. I set the software for 740 and got a write-error at the very end of the disc. something about a "lead". But the disc seems to be complete. I don't want to try the 900mb until I get this straightened out.
Too bad we cant use your approach. We could keep our 2X burners forever just get software that tells it to burn at 32X.
Most of the new 24X burners will do the 90 minute CDs and about half will do 99 minutes. They arent that great as many entertainment players or even older CD-ROMs cant read them.
The official color book standard is 650 Mb. Anything above that is unofficial and many burners dont show the capability for the very large capacity CDs even when they can burn them. If the latest VOB and Nero both show 740, I would presume that is the most you are going to be able to do with your burner.
So, if I download a 60 or 70mb mp3 which converts to an 800mb .wav file then there is no way that I can burn it on to a cd so I can play it on my stereo?
BTW, I thought the "x" ratings referred to speeds - not size. What difference does the disc capacity make? That's like saying a cassette player or VCR can only handle 60 minute tapes. And if you want to play 90 min. cassettes or 360 min video tapes, you have to go buy a new one. Doesn't make much sense to me. I only bought the Toshiba last year and already it's obsolete!?!
1) Yes, you are limited by your burner. My old Samsung 8 speed CDRW wouldn't recognise 90+min CDRs. It just saw tham as 80min/700mb discs. But my new LITE-ON 12 speed does.
2) As far as I know, EZ CD Creator 5 and before simply won't let you even try to burn to a disk with a higher capacity than 700mb.
But the latest versions of Nero will let you - but like has been said here, you're asking the hardware/software/media to do stuff it wasn't really designed to do - so be prepared for occasional trashed disk.
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