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Over 4GB Error Message Help


mackenrick

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Using Roxio EMC 7.5 and am trying to write a file that is over 4GB to a new DVD and I get an error message that says I can't write a file that is over 4GB. I get the same message on my other computer that is using "Record Now". Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Mac

 

PS: I understand about the 4.7GB disc actually having a real (binary) capacity of about 4.37GB but the file I am trying to write (4396MB) only equals about 4.29GB.

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It is the Joliet file system of the optical disc that has the limit.

 

Switch to UDF, No Bridge and it will work. You may have to turn off Validate too if the warning message still comes up.

 

 

 

Thanks everyone for the replies and thank you James for the answer. I was away all day yesterday and couldn't give it a try but I'll give it a try this evening. I was actually going to try that next because a friend of mine can burn a single 4+GB file usig Nero set at UDF but can only do a 2GB burn if set at UDF/ISO.

 

I'm not familiar with UDF, ISO, Joilet, etc. Would it do any harm to do all my burns using UDF/No Bridge or should I use the default, UDF/Joliet for everything except the 4+GB burns?

 

Thanks for all the help. Mac

 

PS: from the number of views on this post it looks like there are a few people interested in this topic and you have helped a lot of us.

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I have set my defaults to UDF, No Bridge, Validate off and never looked back.

 

If you were swapping discs with a MAC there could be a problem as the OS does not recognize UDF data discs. OS-X will read Joliet whereas all earlier MAC OS's require ISO9660. (I think there are some 3rd party utilities to help with reading but that is beyond the normal scope)

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It's possible this is because of the way your harddrive is formatted Is it formatted with FAT32?If it is then the file size limit using it is 4GB.

 

Fat 32 will write a ISO image up to dual layer limit. Just breaks it 3.99gb file limit and writes another. All one ISO with one MDS file.

 

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It's possible this is because of the way your harddrive is formatted Is it formatted with FAT32?If it is then the file size limit using it is 4GB.

 

 

Thanks for the reply. The HD partition is NTFS and has about 70 gigs of free space. I've tried three new DVD's and got the same error message. I recorded a TV movie on one of of the disks just to see if it was working and it works fine. Do you have any other areas I might investigate? Thanks, Mac

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Thanks for the reply. The HD partition is NTFS and has about 70 gigs of free space. I've tried three new DVD's and got the same error message. I recorded a TV movie on one of of the disks just to see if it was working and it works fine. Do you have any other areas I might investigate? Thanks, Mac

 

What program are you using, and are you burning a data file or a video file?

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I have set my defaults to UDF, No Bridge, Validate off and never looked back.

 

If you were swapping discs with a MAC there could be a problem as the OS does not recognize UDF data discs. OS-X will read Joliet whereas all earlier MAC OS's require ISO9660. (I think there are some 3rd party utilities to help with reading but that is beyond the normal scope)

 

 

Thanks James and the rest of you folks that replied to this post. Changing the default to UDF/No Bridge did the trick. I was able to burn a single 4450MB file to a DVD. Great advice.

 

Mac

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What program are you using, and are you burning a data file or a video file?

 

Thanks Bruce. I'm using the Copy Files to Disc program of EMC 7.5. I'm trying to burn a data file that is 4396MB. It is a single backup file made in Norton Ghost 10. The error message I get states:

 

 

Compatibility Warning

 

Your project layout contains a file larger than 4GBs. The current File System does not support file sizes larger than 4GBs. Do you want to delete it from the project and continue recording? Yes No

 

 

Any help will be appreciated. Also has anyone been able to burn a single data file larger then 4GB using EMC 7.5?

 

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