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Dvd Capacity Estimates


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I have Roxio Easy CD and DVD Burner version 10.3 installed. I want to burn a DVD of several groups of photos I've taken. When I am ready to "Add Files" (my photos) how do I determine that the target DVD has enough capacity to handle the photos I want to store on that DVD? The DVD burning software I had on my old computer gave me a running total of the number of bits/bytes I was using as I loaded each group of photos enabling me to determine when to stop "ADDING FILES" (photos)". Any help or suggestions on how I should proceed would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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I have Roxio Easy CD and DVD Burner version 10.3 installed. I want to burn a DVD of several groups of photos I've taken. When I am ready to "Add Files" (my photos) how do I determine that the target DVD has enough capacity to handle the photos I want to store on that DVD? The DVD burning software I had on my old computer gave me a running total of the number of bits/bytes I was using as I loaded each group of photos enabling me to determine when to stop "ADDING FILES" (photos)". Any help or suggestions on how I should proceed would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

 

 

What program from the suite are you using to burn the photos to a DVD? I assume you are simply archiving the photos and not creating a video DVD?

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There are 2 data burning programs included and both do what you want…

 

Burn Data Disc requires media to be in your burner to make its’ estimates:

 

New Project, no media:

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Media present, showing Free space:

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Project exceeds disc capacity:

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Creator Classic (you set disc size):

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Project exceeds one disc, 3 required:

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(note: multi disc projects are NOT recommended!!!)

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Jim, You solved my problem!!! But of course you already knew that didn't you.. It was extremely thoughtful of you not only to respond to my question but take the time to provide excellent examples. Very, very, kind of you to do this. I greatly appreciate your help.

I tried the examples you showed me and it worked flawlessly. Thanks again.. I'm never going to be savy enough to respone in kind, so I've said a quick prayer for your wellbeing. Thank you again. Ken Manning

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No, I did not ‘know it’… One never does for sure unless the poster is kind enough to return and let us know. Thanks ;)

 

Neither program is what I, and most of us, would like to see. It would be great if the program had a ‘nesting routine’ that would fit all files on discs without splitting!

 

A work acquaintance wrote a linear nesting program once, actually twice, FORTRAN & VBA.

 

That would be similar, various pieces and lengths (files) and nesting into fixed length stock (media). It took him over a week to develop it!

 

Commercial nesting programs could have been adapted but they ranged from $10,000 to $30,000. Never as simple as it seems :lol:

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