still no luck in coping a 6 G dvd to a 4.7 dvd...

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Tue Dec 11 02:50:09 PST 2007

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> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Gary Kline
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> Subject: still no luck in coping a 6 G dvd to a 4.7 dvd...
> 	Guys, I've set up a test account which is pure KDE.  Still,
> 	using both my Pioneer and the Lite-on burners, no luck in burning
> 	a DVD that is larger than thee default.  This time I'm using a
> 	documentary that I own, so there is nothing wrong in making a
> 	backup.   Results: Same thing as happened with the other
> 	commercially created DVD.
> 	K3B reads the disk flawlessly, but growisofs fails (perhaps) to do
> 	its thing.  In any case, the program complains that there is not
> 	enough space on the blank and spits out the disk.
> 	I've tried replacing "auto" with "generic-mmc-raw" on the Lit-On
> 	burner.  Nope.  Anybody other suggestions?

Well you can start by purchasing a DVD writer that can burn double
layer DVDs and purchase double layer media to burn it with.  Most
DVD drives will read double layer media but not many burners will
write it.  The media also costs a fortune.

You must reauthor your DVD.

You have 2 choices.  First, you can read in the video file and
split it in half.  Then burn the first have to one DVD and the
second half to the other DVD

Second you can read it in then use a higher compression rate.
Of course this will really degrade the video quality.

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