seem to have a problem. (o.k , apart from the obvious ones :-)…) i have Rar’d a decrypter rip into two RAR files for copying across to dvd-r disc.
I made the file size in RAR 4 706 074 624 bytes. Rar spilts the files in the directory i have set it to compress from over a spanned volume so i get two disks to hold say 8 Gb’s of files from my rip.
Thing is i tried to burn ONE of the resultant files to a dvd and the program i used burnt almost all the first file to disc and then wanted a second disc to finnish the first file …ie i would have ended up with three disks !! to do a two file RAR burn…hmm is that clear ?
I would have thought setting RAR to split files to the next disc at 4706074624 would have been correct.
Not so apprently. The first disc was full then the next disc would have only had 6k on it !! then it wanted a third full disc to burn the second file thus giving me 3 discs to burn two files…
so my question is what is the absolute file size a DVD-R can hold ? so i dont get this problem again. Man when i think of the HOURS i have spent RAR’ing rips and all at that size setting…now i have to go and unrar the files and reset the size for the volume in RAR and do them all over
Is there perhaps an overhead in the burning programs that i have overlooked ?
by this i mean do the burning programs need say 5mb to setup the files on the disk ?
Since i dont have Nero or recordnow etc i did’t realise.
Anyone got any clues ??
The more i learn the more i realise how little i know