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On both my pc's ow when I insert a blank DVD to record it is not recognized and if I check the spce free I see 0 used and 0 free, also once I insert the blank DVD I notice that the drive is shown as a CD instead of the normal DVD RW

 

Can anyone help?

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showing 0 bytes for a DVD is normal - nothing to worry about there. blank CDs report their size in properties, but for some reason DVDs don't

 

Not being recognised - check for a firmware upgrade for your drive. EMC uses dynamic detection (the drive firmware reads an info track on the blank which tells it the type of disc and the burn speed. If it can't recognise the disc, it's almost certainly down to the drive firmware

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Thanks for your reply. But the problem I cna not burn any DVD I get the message that there is not enough disk sapce.

 

I even connected an external Light Scribe drive Phillips and the same happens.

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what are you trying to burn and what size is it? Also, if it's a movie that you are trying to render, how long is it in duration?

 

Also, if you are using Creator, did you set it to DVD 4.3 GB?

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I am burning football DVD as I always do I am an agent. The file size is no pronlem. No matter what size I use even if it is rather small always get the message it exceeds the disc space, I imagine because it is not recognized

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The file size could be the problem (which is why I asked). Basically one hour of video takes a full DVD after rendering and you need to forget the size in bytes as this has no bearing on it.

 

Open MyDVD and import the video clip and let it render - set the putput to hard drive (Image File) and that will save it as a .iso on the hard drive. Open that with Disc Copier and that should shrink it to fit if it proves to be oversized

 

edited to correct a typo

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Thank you for your help, I just found this on Microsfot site, it seems that the problem is with SP2

 

I will try to get this fix tomorrow from them.

 

" Your CD-RW drive is not recognized as a rewritable drive in Windows XP Service Pack 2 or in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005

(883523) - Describes an issue where your CD-RW drive is not recognized as a rewritable drive by some software programs in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). ... Therefore, if you are not severely affected ... usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for ...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883523/en-us

• DVD-RW disks appear to be empty in Windows Explorer on a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer

(899527) - Provides a fix for a problem where DVD-RW disks appear to be empty in Windows Explorer on a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer. ... a sparing table that spans more than one sector on the DVD-RW disk. ... Windows XP SP2 can recognize that a DVD is using UDF. ... Therefore, if you are not severely affected ...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899527/en-us "

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I think that's in reference to XP's built in packet writing software - but let us know if it works and that, indeed, was the cause

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On both my pc's ow when I insert a blank DVD to record it is not recognized and if I check the spce free I see 0 used and 0 free, also once I insert the blank DVD I notice that the drive is shown as a CD instead of the normal DVD RW

 

Can anyone help?

 

On BOTH your pc's you get the same message?

 

Have you been able to burn DVDs in the past?

 

Do you now have Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Media Player 11 installed on both those PC's?

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Actually, the convention is that for magnetic media it's spelt disK and for optical media it's spelt disC

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I think that's in reference to XP's built in packet writing software - but let us know if it works and that, indeed, was the cause

A couple comments. XP's built-in writing is not packet writing, it just makes it appear that it is, but in reality, it queues up the files, and when you tell XP to actually write them to disc, it writes a session.

 

As for reporting empty disc space, XP only supports writing to CD media, not DVD media, so it will properly report the available space for recordable CD media, but nothing for DVD media since it doesn't natively support writing to it.

 

I get the impression that the OP is expecting to write the files to DVD using the built-in burning capabilities, not using Easy Media Creator.

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It was a bit on the late night side when I posted Dave - I really meant session writing (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it).

 

However, I'd tend to agree that the OP seems to be using the Windows writing as opposed to Roxio

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However, I'd tend to agree that the OP seems to be using the Windows writing as opposed to Roxio

 

This is the General Chat area, which means he doesn't have to be using Roxio software.

 

The fact that he can not get EITHER of TWO computer to read the DVDs is curious...... and since he's writing DVDs, he's not doing it in WinXP because that program doesn't burn DVDs.

 

I'm wondering if he bought a new spindle of DVDs.

We need more information about what program, type of DVDs, new programs installed, etc.

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I'd agree there ml - that's why I thopught perhaps if he IS using the built in burning of XP, that's why it is returning 'no space' on DVDs.

 

But we do need more info, especially what it is he's using

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