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Finalizing DVD's On Roxio Creator LE (Dell) V.2.4.32a


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Hi folks,

I tried to finalize a data DVD today for the first time, and got an error message that "there is not enough space left on this DVD to finalize it"! I thought the idea was to fill the DVD, and then finalize it! Therefore, I am totally flumoxed.

Does anyone know how I can get past this error message, to finalize my DVD's, as necessary? :unsure:

 

Thanx,

Lida

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Hi folks,

I tried to finalize a data DVD today for the first time, and got an error message that "there is not enough space left on this DVD to finalize it"! I thought the idea was to fill the DVD, and then finalize it! Therefore, I am totally flumoxed.

Does anyone know how I can get past this error message, to finalize my DVD's, as necessary? :unsure:

 

Thanx,

Lida

 

What you you like us to say? You have an OEM version of the software that is crippled but that doesn't matter. Discs are inexpensive nowadays; put less on next time. What application did you use to burn the disc? Why finalize?

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A single layer DVD will take 4483 MBs. I always leave at least 20 MB of headroom, more if possible.

 

Hi Brendon and Skinis!

 

Nowhere in the options of the Roxio Creator LE softwear does it claim you have to leave "empty space" on a CD or DVD in order to finalize it. This is news to me! It would be nice if they would tell you in their instructions! FYI, there was 13 MB left on this DVD, but it still wouldn't finalize.

 

As to your question as to "why finalize", Skinis, I am told that unless you finalize your CDs and DVDs, you can't play them on some other computers or DVD Players. and I wouldn't want this to occur, particularly if I purchased a new computer, and needed to replace this important data on the new puter!

 

I don't understand the reason for having to leave space on a CD or DVD in order to finalize it. These are just straight DVD-R's and CD-R's. Thought the idea of purchasing this type of media was to use it!!!

 

The application used to finalize this DVD-R disk was the Roxio Creator LE burning softwear which has a "finalize" option.

 

This is very bad news, as all of my data CDs and DVDs have been filled, and according to what you guys are saying, are now unfinalizable. :angry:

 

Hey! I had no way of knowing that Roxio Creator LE from Dell is a lousy burning program...it came with my computer and has always worked fine up until now!

 

Lida

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Lida,

 

Data discs should be readable on any computer, whether they are finalized or not. All your data discs should be fine.

DVD-Video discs are automatically finalized by Roxio software, so they shouldn't need finalizing.

 

All discs need space to finalize.

 

When you write a "session" on a disc the software has to make and write structures on the disc in addition to your data. Indexes, and a lead-in and lead-out, for example. These structures typically take around 20 MB of space.

 

If the disc is left "open" then the lead-out holds the next address on the disc that's free for data, but if the disc is "closed" or finalized then the lead-out does not hold a next free address.

 

If you finalize an open disc, a new set of structures including a 'closed' lead-out must be written. That's where the overhead goes.

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Lida,

 

Data discs should be readable on any computer, whether they are finalized or not. All your data discs should be fine.

DVD-Video discs are automatically finalized by Roxio software, so they shouldn't need finalizing.

 

All discs need space to finalize.

 

When you write a "session" on a disc the software has to make and write structures on the disc in addition to your data. Indexes, and a lead-in and lead-out, for example. These structures typically take around 20 MB of space.

 

If the disc is left "open" then the lead-out holds the next address on the disc that's free for data, but if the disc is "closed" or finalized then the lead-out does not hold a next free address.

 

If you finalize an open disc, a new set of structures including a 'closed' lead-out must be written. That's where the overhead goes.

 

Thanx, Brendon - You're never too old to learn - trite, but true! Appreciate your fine advice.

 

Cordially,

Lida :D

 

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