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Has Anyone Created An .iso Larger Than 26Gb?


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To skip the HOURS I have wasted and cut to the chase... I have basically found that I can not create a Blu-Ray .ISO larger than 26GB or so. MyDVD will create the .ISO without error, it can also burn it without error however it will NOT PLAY.

 

For months I thought this was a hardware issue (disc or burner etc). Because I had invested so much time in editing the video and creating the project I was sunk. I revisited it several months later and upgraded from 2009 to Creator 2011.

 

It did not solve the problem (it actually introduced more problems, as in changing the aspect ratio of some of the vids in my project).

 

What it did do however is give me a reliable way to mount Blu-Ray .ISO files to make it easier to test them before burning.

 

That is how I confirmed that the .ISO files greater than 26GB DO NOT WORK. If I simply reduce the amt of videos <26GB I then get a working .ISO. I have confirmed this with several combination of videos and several projects.

 

How can this be an error since 2009 and not be fixed? If I am the only one with this problem what are some trouble shooting ideas? I hate that I can not use DL discs.

 

 

Previous history of suffering here:

http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/61810-has-anyone-ever-had-an-iso-file-that-did-not-work/

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That is not what he is talking about doing…

 

He is setting the ISO for 50 GB disc.

 

What is unclear here, (and why I gave up working the other Topic), is if he has ever successfully created an ISO for a 50 GB disc???

 

It appears so, but if it errors in creation, of course it isn’t going to work! That is like burning your toast and then using more butter… it is still burnt toast :(

 

Probably should try creating a Folder Set instead.

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I have Disc size set to 50GB, I am using 50GB discs. If I burn to an .ISO the ISO file CAN NOT be larger than 25 or so GB. If it is, the ISO will NOT WORK (if mounted and played). It will ALSO NOT WORK if burned. I GET ZERO ERRORS until playing, then I just get a black screen, no menus and no options.

 

I have repeated this many times, and it is in fact what the problem was back with my older threads. Once I reduced the "used" MB size to < 26000 then I can easily burn a successful .ISO file, I have always had the Disc size option set to 50GB.

 

You may recall last year when I set my 30-40GB project to "fit to disc" then set it to 25GB disc. The resolution was reduced obviously but it was a successful .ISO file and a successful disc burn.

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That is not what he is talking about doing…

 

He is setting the ISO for 50 GB disc.

 

What is unclear here, (and why I gave up working the other Topic), is if he has ever successfully created an ISO for a 50 GB disc???

 

It appears so, but if it errors in creation, of course it isn’t going to work! That is like burning your toast and then using more butter… it is still burnt toast :(

 

Probably should try creating a Folder Set instead.

 

Just to answer this directly - I HAVE been successful to create a ISO for 50GB disc (Disc size set to 50GB). HOWEVER the problem is the project (thus the resulting .ISO file) can not be larger than 25GB or it will not be a working .ISO file. That non-working .ISO file is created without error. It is what was happening in the past when I was making expensive coasters (not doing the create .ISO step 1st). I would never receive an error, then the disc would just play a black screen.

 

To make it work, all I did was delete content until the project is using less than 26000 or so MB. Then it will create a successful .ISO file and it has burned to 50GB disc successfully.

 

 

Obviously I am not able to utilize the full 50GB disc. It is a bummer but is better than me losing all the work I did to author the project.

 

So I had to take my one project that was <40GB and I split it into two projects and have successfully burned them.

 

I will continue to read up but I think I will explore other options (aka other software) when embarking on another project. Using 50GB discs and only getting to utilize 1/2 of the space kinda blows. Esp when I have DL capable hardware.

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Yeah, trying to find a solution ;) Hoped if I could do my homework and find all the posts related, it might jostle someone's memory. Working on contacting Roxio directly and through their Facebook page as well as contacting Avid through Avid DVD (I happen to have both, DVDit Pro HD and Avid DVD - bundled package). Its hard for me to believe that something they have been promoting as "new" for over 3 years doesn't have a solution. I mean that some what literally too...I actually think there is a solution. I have found that once something goes quite for a while, its usually because there is a solution. Here's to hoping that's true! ;)

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