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Can't burn project-what's going on?


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Can anyone help? I am trying to burn a project and I get the following messages:

 

Estimated size of the ISO image or file-set exceeds the available hard disk space. If you continue, content may be truncated. I went ahead and pressed yes anyway and then it said:

 

destination drive doesn't have enough space.

 

The size of my project is: 4220.9 MB and I have 479.1 MB of free space.

 

Can you tell me what I should do next?

 

Thanks in advance! :)

 

Netts

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Thanks for the replies.

 

gi7omy Posted Apr 5 2007, 12:48 PM

If you are going to convert a project to DVD iso, you will need the space required for the project PLUS the space for the final DVD iso file (which will be at least 4.3 GB), so call it anything from 5 GB upwards, depending on project size

 

I'm only trying the ISO method because the project won't burn to disc - so I saved disc image to file, then burned that file... but this isn't really the problem I would like to solve... I'd prefer to burn the project to disc, so to grandpabruce (or anyone else with thoughts on this)

 

 

grandpabruce Posted Apr 5 2007, 01:22 PM

If you are going to be doing any video work, I would advise getting a large hard drive, 120GB minimum. Hard drives are fairly inexpensive now.

 

getting a larger harddrive is not an option at this point. I'm not trying to do anything too fancy, just adding a menu to each of the DV tapes I import - and then burn it to DVD.

 

So, I'm using MyDVD 9. After adding and editing the menus, the message at the bottom of the MyDVD 9 window is as follows:

 

Disc size: DVD 4.7 GB; Used: 4653.5 M; Free 46.5 MB; Time Remaining: 00:00:40

 

I've cleaned up my harddrive so it now has over 20 GB of free space.

 

I click the 'Burn' button and get this pop-up message:

 

The estimated size of the ISO image or file-set exceed the available hard-disk space. If you continue, content may be truncated. Are you sure?

 

If I continue from there the message is:

 

Destination drive doesn't have enough space.

 

so I guess back to my original question - how much space is needed? on the harddrive? and on the DVD?

 

or am I doing something wrong?

 

Thanks again,

 

daz

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I have the same problem as you but if you haven't noticed, every time you attempt to burn a DVD, look at your hard drive space. It decreases severely whether you have a successful burn or not. For me, I've tried encoding a DVD and trying to save it multiple ways from burning it to disc to saving it as an ISO file. I've even tried to have both options at the same time as I want to burn my project to disc and save and ISO image file so I can make copies later in the long run. Basically whatever the size of your project is and whether or not you were able to burn or encode your movie successfully, that is the amount of disk space that will be taken away. For example, let's say your project size was 4 GB. That would mean if you began to encode your project or burn, that's how much free space would be taken up on your hard drive. This is the problem that I'm having. I don't know what exactly to delete because I've searched my entire computer for a file that would be around that size. I've had no luck finding these files. Now I'm down to 6 GB left and basically I need that space for other things. I've done everything from disk cleanups to disk defragment and till now I have never been able to recover that space on my hard drive.

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I have the same problem as you but if you haven't noticed, every time you attempt to burn a DVD, look at your hard drive space. It decreases severely whether you have a successful burn or not. For me, I've tried encoding a DVD and trying to save it multiple ways from burning it to disc to saving it as an ISO file. I've even tried to have both options at the same time as I want to burn my project to disc and save and ISO image file so I can make copies later in the long run. Basically whatever the size of your project is and whether or not you were able to burn or encode your movie successfully, that is the amount of disk space that will be taken away. For example, let's say your project size was 4 GB. That would mean if you began to encode your project or burn, that's how much free space would be taken up on your hard drive. This is the problem that I'm having. I don't know what exactly to delete because I've searched my entire computer for a file that would be around that size. I've had no luck finding these files. Now I'm down to 6 GB left and basically I need that space for other things. I've done everything from disk cleanups to disk defragment and till now I have never been able to recover that space on my hard drive.

 

You just responded to almost 3 year old thread which is long dead :blink:

 

It would be much better if you were to start your own thread.

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So, I'm using MyDVD 9. After adding and editing the menus, the message at the bottom of the MyDVD 9 window is as follows:

 

Disc size: DVD 4.7 GB; Used: 4653.5 M; Free 46.5 MB; Time Remaining: 00:00:40

 

I've cleaned up my harddrive so it now has over 20 GB of free space.

 

I click the 'Burn' button and get this pop-up message:

 

The estimated size of the ISO image or file-set exceed the available hard-disk space. If you continue, content may be truncated. Are you sure?

 

If I continue from there the message is:

 

Destination drive doesn't have enough space.

 

so I guess back to my original question - how much space is needed? on the harddrive? and on the DVD?

 

or am I doing something wrong?

 

Thanks again,

 

daz

 

I am only guessing. Your project is 4.65 GB going onto a 4.7 GB DVD. The overhead needed to complete the project is likely more than the available space.

 

. . . Greg

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Thanks for the replies.

I'm only trying the ISO method because the project won't burn to disc - so I saved disc image to file, then burned that file... but this isn't really the problem I would like to solve... I'd prefer to burn the project to disc, so to grandpabruce (or anyone else with thoughts on this)

getting a larger harddrive is not an option at this point. I'm not trying to do anything too fancy, just adding a menu to each of the DV tapes I import - and then burn it to DVD.

 

So, I'm using MyDVD 9. After adding and editing the menus, the message at the bottom of the MyDVD 9 window is as follows:

 

Disc size: DVD 4.7 GB; Used: 4653.5 M; Free 46.5 MB; Time Remaining: 00:00:40

 

I've cleaned up my harddrive so it now has over 20 GB of free space.

 

I click the 'Burn' button and get this pop-up message:

 

The estimated size of the ISO image or file-set exceed the available hard-disk space. If you continue, content may be truncated. Are you sure?

 

If I continue from there the message is:

 

Destination drive doesn't have enough space.

 

so I guess back to my original question - how much space is needed? on the harddrive? and on the DVD?

 

or am I doing something wrong?

 

Thanks again,

 

daz

 

Two possible answers. More than you have on your hard drive, or your hard drive is formatted Fat32, which won't take a file bigger than 4GB. It should be formatted NTFS.

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I am also having the same issue. So it's the hard drive space that is the issue? How much free space would be required when burning to a DVD? as much as the size of the project that is being burned? more?

 

As well, I had seen the suggestion to first save the project as an ISO file, then burn it. I tried this, but the resulting DVD didn't contain the menuing I had set up for the project. Is that to be expected?

 

thanks,

 

daz

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Hi - thx for quick replies...

 

RSMGreg Posted Today, 12:36 PM

I am only guessing. Your project is 4.65 GB going onto a 4.7 GB DVD. The overhead needed to complete the project is likely more than the available space.

 

I've tried burning a smaller project to DVD (can't remember the size, but there should have been more than space for it to work) - so I don't think that is the issue

 

grandpabruce Posted Today, 01:44 PM

Two possible answers. More than you have on your hard drive, or your hard drive is formatted Fat32, which won't take a file bigger than 4GB. It should be formatted NTFS.

 

My hard drive is NTFS. Would I really need more than 20 GB of hard drive space to burn a 4.65 GB DVD? I can see needing some extra space for overhead, but more than 4 times the space? that seems quite excessive.

 

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OK - let's look at this from another angle - you say the project is 4 GB plus - if that is video, it's huge. Normally a compressed video in divX or similar takes 700 MB or so - that, when rendered comes out at over 4 GB

 

The general rule of thumb is "one hour video = one DVD at good quality"

 

If your video exceeds that, the final rendered file is going to be colossal

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gi7omy Posted Today, 02:48 PM

OK - let's look at this from another angle - you say the project is 4 GB plus - if that is video, it's huge. Normally a compressed video in divX or similar takes 700 MB or so - that, when rendered comes out at over 4 GB

 

The general rule of thumb is "one hour video = one DVD at good quality"

 

If your video exceeds that, the final rendered file is going to be colossal

 

The project is one hour of video from a mini DV tape recorded on my Canon camcorder. Then using MyDVD 9, I add in a menu. Now, the captured video files are approx 12 GB - so is this the problem? when the 12 GB of video is rendered, is it actually larger than the 12 GB of the files? if so, why does MyDVD 9 show the project size as 4.65 GB? and also, how should the one hour of video be captured?

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If you are going to convert a project to DVD iso, you will need the space required for the project PLUS the space for the final DVD iso file (which will be at least 4.3 GB), so call it anything from 5 GB upwards, depending on project size

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Can anyone help? I am trying to burn a project and I get the following messages:

 

Estimated size of the ISO image or file-set exceeds the available hard disk space. If you continue, content may be truncated. I went ahead and pressed yes anyway and then it said:

 

destination drive doesn't have enough space.

 

The size of my project is: 4220.9 MB and I have 479.1 MB of free space.

 

Can you tell me what I should do next?

 

Thanks in advance! :)

 

Netts

Annette, it appears you don't have enough free hard drive space. What is the actual size of your hard drive? Is it possible you have a partitioned drive and another partition has more space? If not, it may be very hard to clear up enough free space off your drive to work. You may want to look at upgrading to a larger drive or getting a portable hard drive.

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The size of my project is: 4220.9 MB and I have 479.1 MB of free space.

 

As Beerman states that's your problem.

 

Your project is 4.22GB, nearly 10 times the size of free space left on your Hard Drive.

 

Get an external hard drive for storing your back ups/projects..................I've just ordered my third.

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I am also having the same issue. So it's the hard drive space that is the issue? How much free space would be required when burning to a DVD? as much as the size of the project that is being burned? more?

 

As well, I had seen the suggestion to first save the project as an ISO file, then burn it. I tried this, but the resulting DVD didn't contain the menuing I had set up for the project. Is that to be expected?

 

thanks,

 

daz

 

If you are going to be doing any video work, I would advise getting a large hard drive, 120GB minimum. Hard drives are fairly inexpensive now.

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The project is one hour of video from a mini DV tape recorded on my Canon camcorder. Then using MyDVD 9, I add in a menu. Now, the captured video files are approx 12 GB - so is this the problem? when the 12 GB of video is rendered, is it actually larger than the 12 GB of the files? if so, why does MyDVD 9 show the project size as 4.65 GB? and also, how should the one hour of video be captured?

 

The size of the file sounds about right for a 1 hour video. Size means nothing, though. It is the actual time of the video which rules, and yours should be good to go for a standard 4.7GB DVD.

 

In short, the size of your file is okay, and you have not done anything wrong. You captured it properly.

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As Beerman states that's your problem.

 

Your project is 4.22GB, nearly 10 times the size of free space left on your Hard Drive.

 

Get an external hard drive for storing your back ups/projects..................I've just ordered my third.

 

The external drives have a slower rate of transfer. All external drives (when I last purshased one) are IDE drives. Simply rip it out and put it in your tower as an internal. Worked easily with my 500GIG drive, and you get the best transfer rate.

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