What CD/DVD software is likely to work for burning 4GB data filesto DVD?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by David, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. David

    David Guest

    What CD/DVD software is likely to work for burning 4 GB data files to DVD?

    I have a new HP Pavilion PC with a single layer 8X DVD burner. The
    software that came with the PC is RecordNow 7.1, which successfully
    burns small files at 8X, but when burning a single 4.0 GB file, the
    verify option shows an error half way through. Attempting to copy the
    file back to the hard drive also produces an error at the same point.
    Running "FSUM.exe" also aborts and shows the file size as only 2 GB.

    I use Memorex 8x 4.7GB 120 min DVD+R. I've checked HP’s web site for
    firmware updates to the DVD burner; there are none. The burner shows up
    in software as a NEC ND-2100AD. It burns DVD movies with no problem.
    The basic problem is burning 4.0 GB files.

    I tried using Nero, but keep getting the Power Calibration Error before
    any data is written to disk. I tried turning off XP’s CD IMAPI
    services, as suggested. No joy.

    After ruining about 8 disks in a row, I tried CopyToDVD, and lo and
    behold, it WORKED! Unfortunately, there is no verify option in
    CopyToDVD, so I had to use FSUM.exe to verify the 4 GB file was
    identical to the source file.

    My issue now is that if I want to verify a burned DVD that has many
    files, using FSUM.exe instead of a verify option in the burner software
    is not a reasonable alternative.

    Is there another burner package I can try that might work well to burn
    large (4 GB) files to DVD? I don't mind paying up to $50 for a package,
    and am glad I gave Nero a test drive before finding that it wouldn't
    work on my system.

    It seems as though correctly copying large files requires the inclusion
    of a feature for UDF 1.02 support, which CopyToDVD has, and which I
    enabled . What other s/w has that feature? I've read lots of negative
    stuff about Roxio's s/w so not sure I want to install that one…

    David, Oct 17, 2004
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    Pug Fugley Guest

    The problem is likely the crappy HP drive. Replace with Pioneer.
    Pug Fugley, Oct 18, 2004
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    leo Guest

    No, it's the file structure limitation. I think 2GB is the limit of FAT32.
    The reason why DVD-Video is okay is because it is broken down into 1GB
    leo, Oct 18, 2004
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    Bill in Co. Guest

    The FAT32 limit is 4GB, not 2GB
    Bill in Co., Oct 18, 2004
  5. the drive is not crappy hp, its NEC like it sez in post
    Comfortably Numb, Oct 18, 2004
  6. youll haveta goto NEC site for firmware, hp wont have that
    Comfortably Numb, Oct 18, 2004
  7. David

    David Guest

    thanks...I'll go take a peek at the NEC site.

    David, Oct 18, 2004
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    RS Guest

    Not necessarily. Since you have a bundled HP system, the burners are OEM
    products supplied to HP. Before running to NEC, it would be best to check HP
    site for updates specific to that computer.
    RS, Oct 18, 2004
  9. ya, oem products supplied by lowest bidder, in this case - NEC. he sed hp
    site didnt have firmware for burner
    Comfortably Numb, Oct 19, 2004
  10. David

    David Guest

    I almost installed the NEC firmware update today, but just as I was
    getting ready to download, an informational screen came up that
    expressly warns NOT to run the firmware update on HP, etc, OEM drives!
    I don't know what the issues are, but I'm not going to tempt fate by
    installing their upgrade.

    David, Oct 19, 2004
  11. Are you using NTFS or FAT32 drive formatting? In FAT32 there's a 4GB
    file-size limit. Even though your file may be just under 4GB, you
    may be attempting to make a temporary file over the limit.
    Laurence Payne, Oct 20, 2004
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