Trouble with burning a DVD

I have a 72 mb video clip and a 5 GB DVD-RW and use Everio Media Browser for my JVC camcorder-the 72 mb video takes up all the space on the 5 GB disk-why? Is there some setting on the pc or the Everio software?

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Clarification Request
Proper operation

Before exiting the burn cycle, you should pay attention. It should ask if you want to "finalize" the disc. You don't want to do that, instead leave it open or have an open session or similar wording. That way, provided you don't finalize the burn session, you return to the DVD and continue burning other video or media to it until it fills up. If the setting or configuration is prior to the burn session, then again make sure you don't finalize it.

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Trouble with burning a DVD

Thanks Willy-I don't get the 'finalize' step-it goes from authoring-writing-and once it's done-the disc is ejected and the box pops up saying sucessful.

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Other burning DVD s/w

Not familiar with that specific s/w, you may want to use another that should be just as capable for burning. I have used ImgBurn and CDBurnerXP, both freebies and work quite well. These too also have the sessions to burn but can be left open to continue burning at later time. These are strictly PC based s/w, you need whatever media present on system in order to burn, thus it won't necessary work from the camera source directly. So, you'll need to export the media files to the PC and then burn using the other s/w mentioned.

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After over a decade of "sessions"

I can write that we should avoid sessions wherever possible.

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