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How do I get Nero and my CD-RW to burn 90 minute CDs?

Postby AnitaPeterson on Thu Jun 26, 2003 11:36 pm

Hi there,

I've been trying to record some 740 MB of data (old films) on 90-minute CDs that I bought some time ago.

The problem is that, even after I change the "Expert settings" in Nero to 89 minutes - and allow overburning- the damn program keeps saying that I need larger media.

I know for sure that my 52x LiteOn CD-RW supports up to 99 minute CD-Rs, and the media I'm trying to record is definitely 90 minutes each (whatever that is in MB, 800 or something like that).

What the heck? I'm completely baffled...

CD burning gurus! what is the recipe for your success?
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Jun 26, 2003 11:39 pm

Did you set overburn to 90:00:74?
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Postby maciejka13 on Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:27 am

and of course you can only do it using Disc at Once (DAO) mode,
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Postby Inertia on Fri Jun 27, 2003 5:21 am

Here is my standard prepared answer. :wink:

90 and 99 minute discs are nonstandard lengths, and will theoretically hold 791 MB and 870 MB of data respectively. Any disc over 700 MB (80 minutes) must use Nero overburn settings to allow it to be burned. Use the following settings for a data disk:

1. Don't use the Nero Wizard. It will not allow overburning as it defaults to Track-At-Once. If it is active, close it.

2. Multisession | No Multisession must be checked

3. ISO | Check Mode 1 and Joliet

4. Burn | Check Write and Finalize CD (No further writing possible). Write method must be Disk-At-Once.

5. In the main menu, File | Preferences | Expert Settings check "Enable overburn disk-at-once burning". If you are using a 90 minute disc, you can set the Maximum CD length to 90 minutes 0 seconds 0 frm. Hit Apply, then OK. If you are using a 650 or 700 MB data disc, use the overburn capacity test in Nero CD Speed to estimate the maximum overburn capacity. If for some reason the test doesn't work, create an audio overburn test disc to determine the overburn capacity. Use the determined overburn capacity in Expert Settings.

6. The Red and Yellow marker settings in File | Preferences | General Settings have no effect on burning or overburning. They are there just as a visual aid.

These settings should allow you to attempt an overburn if your recorder and the media support it.

To create an audio overburn test disc:

Most 80 minute CDR's can overburn from about 81.5 to 82.5 minutes or so. If you can spare a disc for testing, record an audio disc with extended length source material beyond the expected overburn capacity. When the burn eventually fails, the point at which it fails will be the overburn capacity of that disc. The audio disc will still be playable, and the total minutes of the disc is the total overburn capacity.
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