Overburn a DVD... How?

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#1

I am only a few MBs short of being able to burn the files I want on one DVD, and I would like to avoid having to burn a CD on the side… My idea is to avoid this by overburning the DVD, since I have had success with overburning CDs in the past.

Is it even possible to overburn a DVD? I have tried fumbling around with Nero (have version 6.0.0.9), but got no wiser. I then starting searching extensively on the internet, and followed some guidelines there (including Brad’s Nero Overburning Page), but nothing helps. It just brings up the oh-so-famous “Not enough space on the disk” message. :sad: I do use “Disk at once”, I do use “no multisession”, and I have checked “Overburn” in the Expert features. … and fixed the red marker, both in the General- and the Expert features tabbed panes. I have a “HP dvd writer dvd200i”.

I hope this is information enough. Any help is well apreciated :wink:

edit: some nasty typo’s :stuck_out_tongue:


#2

Overburning a DVD is not possible.


#3

what files? data files? just zip a few of them with win zip.


#4

It is, I think.
I remebber CopyToDVD supports it, Lapinou (VSO developper) said. But he really advice not to.


#5
  • The new Padus Diskjuggler can Overburn the DVD, it have the Option

  • The new Nero CD/DVD Speed can test the Overburn on DVD, but Nero can’t use the Overburn !?


#6

Can you make a CD/DVD Speed3 test of that DVD?

lol :wink:


#7

Well, since THAT DVD is virtually available [COLOR=RoyalBlue]here,
you too might in fact run that test by yourself.[/COLOR]


#8

The latest version of Nero (6.3.1.15) supports DVD overburning.


#9

Aww, sweet! :cool:

My question: is DVD-overburning a thing done by the software or by the recording hardware? And if it’s the latter, do people have an idea of which drives support it?


#10

More likely it is hardware/media dependent, as it was with CD recorders.

So now we have a whole new feature we can play with :slight_smile:


#11

But… I must burn a DVD to scan for Overburning or i can simulate it?

(sorry for my english :sad: )


#12

simulate, you can see that in the pic you have quoted too :wink:


#13

Yes but… why checkbox are disabled?!


#14

Simulation works only for -R.


#15

With:

  • Nero CD/DVD Speed 3.10
  • DVD-R RitekG04
  • Lite-ON LDW-411s

“SIMULATE” is checked but, also, disabled (like in the pic)…


#16

I’ve been playing with the CDSpeed overburn test a bit. Results are very much specific to the burner and media in use.
As mentioned above, simulate only works with DVD-R, DVD+R will require that a disc be burned.

With DVD-R, (Ritek G04), both my LiteOn and NEC burners failed to start the test, returning “Command Sequence Error”. My NuTech 082 in a USB enclosure was able to run the simulation, and ended at 4488 MB with a frozen drive and program.

NuTech 082:


#17

Testing DVD+R, (ricoh R00) my NEC was able to burn to 4482MB, and the NuTech burner froze the program/drive at the initialization point. The 811S returned the exact same results as the NEC, failed at 4482MB.

NEC 2500A:


#18

With DVD-R (Ritek G04), my LiteOn LDW-411s failed to start the test, returning “Command Sequence Error”.



#19

@ GringoTM

Which drive did you use for overburning?

Bye,
Frittenbude


#20

So is it safe to assume that one can overburn maximum up to 100mb moreless? Your results RD seem to indicate that (assuming the drive is able to overburn).

I will try with my SD-R5112 when i get back home tomorrow.