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Should I overburn my DVDs?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by k0k0m0, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. k0k0m0

    k0k0m0 Regular member

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    I used to overburn my CDs with Nero and get some extra space on my CDs, in spite of that fake threat of damaging the burner.

    Now I'd like to know if it's worth it using DVDs, how much more space would I gain if used? Is it advisable?
     
  2. bbmayo

    bbmayo Active member

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    Not a good idea with either format CD or DVD's IMO.

    Not if it is a disk you wish to keep anyway and the space gained just isn't worth it. Most people doing DVD movies actually lower the amout burned to the DVD so they stay away from the edge where defects occur with the ink on most disk's.
     
  3. Gringle

    Gringle Guest

    Poweful spot of advice bb..
     
  4. k0k0m0

    k0k0m0 Regular member

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    Oh... great... Thnx...

    Now that you mention it... I've got several problems with audio CDs and in 95% of cases errors occur on last tracks... never thought about it...

    Thnx again bbmayo!
     
  5. bbmayo

    bbmayo Active member

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    How does Homer say it..
    Daaoohh!

    :)
     
  6. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    have done it for years on cd's, mainly audio cds which still work fine. BUT, as for DVD's (as the other guys have mentioned above) it's a no-no, most ppl under-burn as bbmayo has said. Its a shame but seems its the way it is
     
  7. -LoNeR-

    -LoNeR- Active member

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    i overburned one disc and it knackered my drive, so much for the fake threat... lol
     

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