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Can't Burn DVD's for picture files!!

by raguusuace / January 4, 2007 2:31 AM PST

I used to be able to backup my pictures on my dvd burner with ease, either using the windows explorer, or Ahead Nero. Now when I try to burn a dvd of only picture files, its says wrong type of media, says to insert a blank CD, but then, once I do that, the files are too big for a CD.
This is actually happening both on my laptop and my desktop. I have tried several brands of DVDs, +R/-R, even RW. Still no luck.

I have no clue what happened. However, I can still make a duplicate copy of a DVD, meaning, read a DVD then burn it to another DVD, with no problem. But writing to a blank DVD, for simple .jpg picture files, it just doesn't work.

Please help.

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Tell the details.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 4, 2007 2:44 AM PST

I ran into someone that tried to put a thousand pictures in the ROOT of the drive or disk directory. There are limits to this so all we needed to do was to put them into a folder or subdirectory and the CD and DVD would be created.

Another gaffe was the user trying to make something other than a DATA DVD. They were clicking on some make a DVD option which was to make a Video DVD.

If nothing works, then install CDBURNERXP and make it with that.

Bob

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Thanks
by raguusuace / January 4, 2007 2:49 AM PST
In reply to: Tell the details.

Thanks, I will try that. And DL that program if all else fails. It just seems odd that the same error is happening on the laptop and the desktop, when it worked perfectly before.
I'll give it a shot

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