View Full Version : new guy question re: DVD burning - "will not fit" error

2007-09-06, 07:53 PM
Hey Gang - I just got a new DVD burner finally.

I have d/l'd a few shows via uTorrent.
I have Windows DVD Maker.
I have Maxell DVD+R.7 GB discs, 16x.
The files for the shows I have downloaded are less than 4.7 GB per disc.

Yet when I add these files (the VTS files that is) to the project for burning I get "WILL NOT FIT". Even though they total less than the 4.7 GB.

What am I doing wrong you think? Any help out there?

Example. Van Halen US Festival -- Disc One = 3.68 GB...I get "will not fit" even when using a 4.7 GB DVD+R.

Thanks to anyone with some ideas.

2007-09-06, 07:55 PM
Is it possible that the computer doesn't have enough hard drive space in the temp folder to do the burn? How much free hard drive space do you have?

2007-09-06, 08:14 PM
What program are you using to burn the DVDs?

FYI: you don't want to use "Windows DVD Maker" to burn shows you've downloaded from TheTradersDen.

2007-09-06, 08:48 PM
Daniel G -- Ah! What would you recommend I use vs. DVD Maker? Is there a good freeware out there?

I have @<hidden> 173 GB free on my hard druive plus another 130+ on my external hard drive.

2007-09-07, 01:00 AM
If you're looking for freeware buring applications then check out IMGBurn. You can download it from: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
Here's a guide on how to burn DVDs with IMGBurn: http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=4632
I've never actually used this application before, but I've heard good things about it. The guide is really detailed so you shouldn't have any problems burning a disc.

A lot of people on this board also recommend a burning application called "Ones". You can download it from: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/cdr_software/cdr_applications/prassi_ones.cfm
It's not freeware.

I personally used Nero Burning ROM (version 6)

2007-09-07, 09:04 AM
ONES isn't free, but it's cheap. Definitely worth it.

2007-09-07, 12:51 PM
thanks guys!!!! you rock

2007-09-07, 06:11 PM
Or you can get one of those herbal pills and make it bigger. :lol :cool: