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Hi, everyone. I know that this is an old thread, but I'm new to this problem. I have been trying to transfer some VHS movies of my youngest child as a baby, have spent HOURS capturing using Studio 9 that came with my Dazzle hardware from Dell. I saved all the clips as MPEG.

 

I am using the Roxio MyDVD LE that came with my Dell computer. I'm running Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 3.

 

I have several problems:

1. Size of a particular file on disk is only 1.6 GB, but when adding to DVD, it exceeds capacity! Actually, the entire folder of 6 clips just barely hits 4 GB.

 

2. When I do manage to get files to fit onto the DVD, it burns half-way and then I get a device error... 040800 but the DVD burner works when burning data, or copying from another DVD.

 

I did try the suggestions noted above, but when I switched over from DMA to PIO and restarted the program, I got a warning that I needed to go back to DMA.

 

I know that the DVD burner is fine because I just used it before, and after, to copy other DVDs and to create backup data disks. It only fails on burning media from my baby's folder.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

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Hi, everyone. I know that this is an old thread, but I'm new to this problem. I have been trying to transfer some VHS movies of my youngest child as a baby, have spent HOURS capturing using Studio 9 that came with my Dazzle hardware from Dell. I saved all the clips as MPEG.

 

I am using the Roxio MyDVD LE that came with my Dell computer. I'm running Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 3.

 

I have several problems:

1. Size of a particular file on disk is only 1.6 GB, but when adding to DVD, it exceeds capacity! Actually, the entire folder of 6 clips just barely hits 4 GB.

 

2. When I do manage to get files to fit onto the DVD, it burns half-way and then I get a device error... 040800 but the DVD burner works when burning data, or copying from another DVD.

 

I did try the suggestions noted above, but when I switched over from DMA to PIO and restarted the program, I got a warning that I needed to go back to DMA.

 

I know that the DVD burner is fine because I just used it before, and after, to copy other DVDs and to create backup data disks. It only fails on burning media from my baby's folder.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

 

Forget about file sizes ,they are basically irellevant when it comes to creating DVDs. The important parameter is the timelength of the video. A standard 4.7GB DVD will hold 60 minutes of video at best quality. You can put on longer videos but they will have reduced quality.

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Forget about file sizes ,they are basically irellevant when it comes to creating DVDs. The important parameter is the timelength of the video. A standard 4.7GB DVD will hold 60 minutes of video at best quality. You can put on longer videos but they will have reduced quality.

 

Hi, Guru. Thanks for the reply. I kinda had a feeling that might be it.

 

The bigger question, however, is the burner error I get about halfway through the larger file. I know the hardware is fine because I can burn other types of stuff onto the DVD.

 

Any ideas? I tried the other stuff from another thread, didn't work.

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Hi, Guru. Thanks for the reply. I kinda had a feeling that might be it.

 

The bigger question, however, is the burner error I get about halfway through the larger file. I know the hardware is fine because I can burn other types of stuff onto the DVD.

 

Any ideas? I tried the other stuff from another thread, didn't work.

 

 

What "other stuff" . We have no idea what "thread" you are referencing too, give us some details.

 

Another problem is you have a OEM Dell version of Roxio MyDVD LE, few of us have had any exposure to that version…

 

 

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What "other stuff" . We have no idea what "thread" you are referencing too, give us some details.

 

Another problem is you have a OEM Dell version of Roxio MyDVD LE, few of us have had any exposure to that version…

 

On CD Freaks, someone posted a similar problem. He found the answer to the problem here on the Roxio.com boards, so he posted the answer over there by copying/pasting from here... it's old, though, Spring 2007.

 

"Here is a copy of what I did from the Forum MyDVD will NOT BURN DVDs-Does anyone know how to fix it or has had this problem before? This forum is on www.roxio.com:

 

Here is the response I got that worked:

 

However, I have found a few things regarding your drive - it seems it doesn't like being in DMA mode and prefers to be in PIO. Check either the BIOS or control panel, system, hardware, device manager and in IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, properties, look for the connection to the DVD drive. There should be a check box for 'let BIOS select transfer mode' Uncheck that and if it says DMA, try PIO and vice versa

 

DMA mode is preferable but only if the drive supports it."

 

So I tried that, and it didn't work. Mine was DMA, so I changed it to PIO but when I restarted the program, I got the message that I had to go back to DMA.

 

 

 

 

 

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