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Author Topic: Need help with Brasero, please.  (Read 1649 times)

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Need help with Brasero, please.
« on: July 05, 2012, 06:04:22 pm »

I am trying to write a particular ".ISO" of 4.4 GIG in size to a DVD of 4.7 GIG in size, and I keep getting an error message ( as shown in the attachment), but when I try it with a different ".ISO" of the same size, it will write it to the DVD with no problems. Incidentally, both of the ".ISO" files in question are for video DVDs, if that information is of any help.
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MarkGrieveson

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Re: Need help with Brasero, please.
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012, 10:01:33 pm »

I would try K3B.  I've always preferred it to Brasero.

Maybe your hard drive is close to full, since Vector doesn't automatically empty out the /tmp directory.  Don't know if this is the case, or even if it is if it would affect the performance of Brasero when it's trying to write to a dvd, but it might.  If there are various large files in /tmp occupying a lot of space (if your computer is near full), clear them and try again. Otherwise, as I mentioned, try K3B.
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I am using VL7.0 standard with XFCE

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Re: Need help with Brasero, please.
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2012, 07:19:47 am »

I tried using K3b, and got the following display (I had ALREADY inserted a blank DVD). So what do I do now?
« Last Edit: July 06, 2012, 10:32:12 am by Locator »
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M0E-lnx

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Re: Need help with Brasero, please.
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2012, 12:05:50 pm »

Single layer DVD's normally hold 4.2GB of data.  You may need a double layer for 4.4 GB

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Re: Need help with Brasero, please.
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2012, 12:45:15 pm »

According to the information printed on the "single layer" DVDs that I am using, they can hold up to 4.7G - and yet one of those two 4.4GB ".ISO" files can be written to the DVD, but the other one can't (no, I'm not trying to fit them both onto the same DVD).
« Last Edit: July 06, 2012, 12:57:01 pm by Locator »
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Re: Need help with Brasero, please.
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2012, 05:36:20 am »

Different definitions. A quick web search found this explanation:
Keep in mind that manufacturers quote the capacity of a writable DVD disc in decimal (base 10) rather than binary (base 2) notation so a 4.7 GB disc stores 4.7 billion bytes [4:700,000,000 bytes ÷ 1000 = 4,700,000 KB ÷ 1000 = 4,700 MB ÷ 1000 = 4.7 GB] . Expressed in binary notation (as is typical with CD-R, CD-RW and most operating systems) the same disc has a capacity of roughly 4.38 GB [4:700,000,000 bytes ÷ 1024 = 4,589,844 KB ÷ 1024 = 4,482.27 MB ÷ 1024 = 4.38 GB] .

So your 4.4 GB image exceeds the capacity of a single layer disc. More info here:
http://www.megalodon.com/media/dvd-capacity-playing-times-formats.html
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Re: Need help with Brasero, please.
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2012, 10:27:02 am »

Thank you.
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