DVD-R capacity: dependant on media?


Thank you for reading my post. More and more often I come across DVD images that don’t fit on the DVD-media I have (Philips 8 speed DVD-R branded FUJIFULM03).

Example: an image is 4493 MB, but Nero reports that only 4489 MB fits on the disc. Are there other brands/disc types that have a little bigger capacity (I have seen 4.9 GB media and ofcourse DL, but that is not what I am looking for). Or should I purchase a DVD+R disc and try to overburn the disc ?

(I read that DVD-R can never be overburned).

I have two recorders: an old Pioneer DVR-105 and a (newer) NEC 3540A.

Any advice is welcome as I want to burn those images and free up my harddrive !



Have a look at here http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=163674

and also here :wink:


Thanks, I think it is time to buy a new (BenQ) drive and some DVD+R media then I guess. I hoped there would be some media that would allow a few MBs more than the media I use now.

Thanks for your replies !


The DVD-R specs only specify that the disc capacity must be at least 4,700,000,000 bytes. So the capacity of DVD-R discs may vary from brand to brand and exceed the minimum. The DVD+R standard, on the other hand, mandates an exact capacity.