For film makers and individuals who back up large computer files, DVD burning is a useful process to help store and share video and data. Unfortunately, most DVDs are only capable of storing a maximum of 4.7 GB of data. This storage maximum can severely limit your ability to burn large video projects and other big files onto DVDs. While it is possible to burn files onto multiple DVDs, a method exists for burning a DVD with more than 4.7 GB.
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Things you need
- DVD burner
- 8 GB dual layer DVD-R
Turn on your computer and open an application that allows you to burn dual layer DVDs. If you do not already have a dual layer DVD burning program, then download and install software such as InfraRecorder, Apple iDVD or ImgBurn.
Insert a blank 8 GB dual layer DVD disc into your computer's disc drive. Wait for the DVD burning program to recognise the blank disc.
Import the files you wish to burn to the DVD. If you are using InfraRecorder, locate the target files in the "Explorer View" window at the top of the screen and drag these files to the lower "Disc Layout" window. In iDVD, click on the "Audio," "Photos" and "Movies" tab to find the files you wish to burn to DVD and drag them into the DVD timeline in the desired order. If you are using ImgBurn, select the option to "Write files/folders to disc" and use the icon with the magnifying glass on the folder to browse for the target files. Import 8 GB or less worth of files to the DVD.
Burn the dual layer DVD. In InfraRecorder, click on the icon that looks like a CD with a pencil on it to start the disc burning process. If you are using iDVD, click on the "Burn" button. In ImgBurn, click on the icon that looks like a folder and a CD to start burning the files onto the 8 GB DVD.
Wait for the DVD to finish burning and to finalise. Eject the disc and put it into a DVD player or other DVD disc drive. Play the DVD to make sure that there were no errors made during the burning process.
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