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351, CD burning
Posted by minacross, Thu Dec-13-01 05:07 PM
i wnat to put some folders on a 700mb CD, who much free space should i leave on it (the minimal)??

352, RE: CD burning
Posted by optimusprimerib, Thu Dec-13-01 07:14 PM
Depends. Which mastering application (cd burning program) are you using? What format does it use to write to the cd? ISO 9660? UDF?
353, RE: CD burning
Posted by Sonny, Thu Dec-13-01 07:48 PM

Practice with a CD-RW till you are comfortable.

354, RE: CD burning
Posted by Myk, Thu Dec-13-01 07:20 PM
With DAO I've fit 675MB on a disk. It wasn't much over that that it refused to fit. Run a test "burn" and you'll know if it's over or not.

It's also going to matter how many files you have. My 675mb was with one large file.
355, RE: CD burning
Posted by Grogan, Thu Dec-13-01 09:17 PM
One time, using the Linux tools and both Rockridge and Joliet extensions for the filenames (All horrible long filenames with spaces and crap...every file) I burned some 690 + Mb of files to a Verbatim 700 Mb DatLifePlus CDR disk.

bash-2.05$ du -s /mnt/cdrom
711431 /mnt/cdrom

Value is in kilobytes. I was kicking myself for not doing a test burn (-dummy mode, it's called in my software), thinking for sure I was going to make a coaster as it was displaying progress, but nope! There must have been extra space on that disk. I can't believe how much data I crammed on it.

I don't think I'll try my luck again like that, without testing first though.
356, RE: CD burning
Posted by JP, Fri Dec-14-01 05:14 AM
Your CD burning software should let you know when you have filled up the disk, no free space is required on a CDR since it wouldn't act like a hard drive.

Use the test function before you burn, if there's a problem it should pop up then and give you a chance to make changes.