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Nero 6 stupidly writes DVD in unreadable format!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:12 pm
by lgmayka
I was unable to back up a >4GB file onto a DVD-R or DVD+R today, using Nero OEM. I finally figured out that Nero *STUPIDLY* writes the DVD with a Joliet filesystem, which does not support such large files. Consequently, the file cannot be read back in, which shows itself as a data verification failure. I see no way to convince Nero to write a UDF filesystem. (In fact, by the way, I see no way to convince Nero OEM to bring up the old Nero Burning ROM program. Apparently that is now a retail-only feature.)

B's Recorder Gold 5.32 is only a little better: It gives an error message as soon as such a large file is chosen.

When I had Easy CD Creator 5.3.5 Basic, it was smart enough to notice the file's size and automatically write a UDF filesystem instead. Unfortunately, in the process of managing burn-software conflicts I uninstalled Easy CD Creator.

It is surprising that many people scorn Easy CD Creator, when it does the sensible thing whereas Nero's behavior is totally unreasonable.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2003 6:43 am
by lgmayka
The latest version,, apparently fixed this nasty bug. When choosing a >4GB file to burn, Nero correctly notices that the file cannot be written to an ISO (CDFS) filesystem, and offers to write it to a UDF filesystem instead.

Note that Nero OEM Suite still provides no way, as far as I can see, to manually choose to write UDF instead of ISO.