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Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170A ATA not writing DVDs

When I try to write a movie to a x16 maxell DVD-R blank disc, using Nero 7 set to 'fit to disc', I get an error message saying 'insufficient space on disc'. The 1st 3 diss from a pack of 25 wrote ok, but when I inserted the 4th disc I got the error message. I tried several discs from the same pack and got same eror each time. I then tried using Windows Vista DVD maker but it failed again.

I then tried writing the same movie to disc using my HP Laptop and also got the same error.

Finally I used one of these discs in my Sony DVD Recorder, to record a TV program and the disc worked fine.

Any idea what the problem could be?

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  • jacksmith Feb 03, 2008

    The original file was a 699Mb .avi with a running time of

    1h 48m 51s.

    I think the problem lies with the .avi file as I tried writing a different .avi file of a similar size and that worked perfectly. I am now stuck with an .avi file that I can't write to DVD. I'll try downloading the file again and see if it works then, otherwise I'll have to give up on it, but it was part of a 10 part fishing series that I wanted to watch on my TV.

    Thanks for your speedy answer.

  • jacksmith Feb 04, 2008

    I was using Nero 7, when I add the avi file it converts it, makes an image then tries to write to DVD. I will try converting the file myself first, maybe that will work - worth a try. Thanks for your help.

  • jacksmith Feb 05, 2008

    ok thanks, will give it a try.

  • jacksmith Feb 05, 2008

    ok thanks, rather busy now, will give it a try in a day or so.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    I am using Maxwell Pro 4.7GB (120 min Video) blank disk but I am getting a message Insufficient disk space when I try to copy a DVD film. How can I overome this error message?




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How big is your movie les sthen 4.5 gb ha sto be and u only burn at 8x never full 16x ok thx for using fix ya nick

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    nick helpap Feb 03, 2008

    yes u need mpeg 2 ok use allok converter to do the job or nero 7

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    nick helpap Feb 04, 2008

    ok if u do use 720x480 29.97 fps mpeg2 ok thats dvd format ok

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    nick helpap Feb 05, 2008

    ya sumtiems nero choke up use nero smart encode super fast if its in that right dvd format 720x480 29.97 fps wide screen tell nero 16.9 in menu burn options standered play ok burn it slow when u make iso to hard drive 8x dvd +r



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