Copy problem, Help!

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#1

I am trying to do a disc to disc copy as I’ve done about, well, countless times (with Nero). And the disc will not copy. It says the disc I am trying to copy to does not have enough room! But they are both single layer dvd5 dvds!

The only thing I can think of is this. I use dvd+r and the disc I am trying to copy is a dvd-r. Dvd-r has about 2 or 3 MB’s more space on it then a dvd+r and this dvd-r is filled to capacity…so I suppose my blank dvd+r would not enough room would they? That is the only thing I can come up with that might be the problem.

I tried copying other dvd-r discs to the +r and no go, same message comes up. But, I can copy dvd+r to dvd+r just fine and ****ing dandy.

If this is the problem, is there a way around it besides encoding the whole disc with dvdshrink? Surely this problem has come up before? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

UPDATE: I just tried copying a smaller dvd-r to a dvd+r and it still would not copy to it. Are these two formats not able to do the copy to copy thing because they are two different formats?


#2

The maximum size for a DVD+R disc is around 4383MB. Try to copy the VIDEO_TS folder to the hard drive, then use Nero to burn the VIDEO_TS folder on the hard drive to the DVD+R using DVD MOVIE mode.


#3

Okay, I’ll try that, but I would have thought that that folder would still be too large.


#4

It would probably be too big to fit to one DVD-5. Just check the size of the VIDEO_TS folder.


#5

actually, you need to add about another 100mb to that figure. 4.7 billion bytes ~ 4482mb.


#6

Okay, but it is on a dvd-5. Anyway, I’ll try copying it to my hdd and see what happens when I try to burn it then. If it’s not going to fit though, it’s still a problem.

As said, I can copy dvd+r to dvd+r just fine. So, maybe if I had some blank dvd-r, the dvd-r would fit onto another one like it just fine. I just had no idea that you couldn’t copy one to the other.


#7

have you tried using software other than nero? such as dvd decrypter?


#8

No, I haven’t. I don’t even have decrypter downloaded. I didn’t want to have to re-encode the movie though, just copy from disc to disc.

Has anyone here ever tried copying a filled to capacity dvd-r disc to a dvd+r disc?


#9

re-encode? dvd decrypter just rips the contents of the dvd. you can rip it to an iso and then burn the iso with dvd decrypter.


#10

Well, I normally use dvdshrink when shrinking dvd9 movies, or any movies that are originals and I am making copies of. And part of that process says it is “encoding”. So, I thought decrypter did the same thing. Like dvdshrink, I thought it would “encode” it and then like dvdshrink, burn the file it creates.

Seems like there is no solution to get it to just copy to the dvd+r in the normal 15 minutes. Has anyone here ever tried to copy a filled dvd-r to a dvd+r disc? Seems to me like you can’t directly copy from -r to +r.