[QUOTE=chagousa;2158719]I have a question, anyone with suggestions please help.
Someone gave me a copy of an ISO file that is supposed to be a DVD 9 file, the problem is that I thought that DVD 9 files were supposed to be larger than 4.7GB…this file is 4.6GB and fits on a DVDR.
I recorded the file into a DVDR (4.7GB capacity) disk, and I tried to play it on my Panasonic DVD…I’m at work right now, so I don’t have access to the model number of my dvd player, but the dvd player is about 7 years old (if not more)…it’s a pretty basic DVD, it plays DVDR files because I have done it before.
Anyone has any input?..can a DVD 9 be less than 4.7GB? Does it has any restrictions on playing in the USA?
I’m really a newbie when it comes to dvd formats and such, I have only copied a couple of dvds for my little niece, and they seem to work just fine. First time this DVD 9 issue came up…
any help will be appreciated.[/QUOTE]
DVD+R DL discs are rated at 8.5GB but could hold much less, if that option is selected. DVD+RW are rated at about 4.7GB but the usable space is more like 4.4GB
Many people would rather split a long file into 2 DVD 5s rather than using DVD 9.