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Possible Bug - No UDF Option for DVD-data disc?

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When, in my ignorance, I attempted to create a 'DVD-ROM (ISO)' using a file larger than 2GB, Nero warned me that this was not possible with a file over 2GB. It advised me to select 'DVD-ROM (UDF)' as the disc type instead. I did this and it worked perfectly.

However, CDBurnerXPPro does not issue any such warning, indeed, there is no way to select UDF as the disc type. The only indication that something is not right is that the compilation-size status bar shows black with a -(minus) character followed by a figure in kilobytes. But I aborted the actual writing process for fear of wasting a disc. Is nero telling me lies, or is this one of those instances where CDBXPpro is not yet able to work properly?

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thanks flo. At least I now know why nero behaves differently with UDF.

As for using a DVD-RW, the file in question is a very important disc-image backup file, and I believe -RW media isn't as reliable as -R media hence I only use DVD-RW for unimportant short-term data.

The experience has shown me that nero is far superior, though to be fair, so it should be since it's not free! Good luck with the development of CDBXPPro, I may give a later version a try when it has become more powerful and user friendly. It has to be said at the moment it lacks some essential options and isn't very intuitive to use. I know it's free but that doesn't make it exempt from valid criticism.

Regards

Pip

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thanks flo. At least I now know why nero behaves differently with UDF.

As for using a DVD-RW, the file in question is a very important disc-image backup file, and I believe -RW media isn't as reliable as -R media hence I only use DVD-RW for unimportant short-term data.

No, I just wanted to ask to try what happens if you burn a file with CDBXPP bigger than 2 GB. If you use a DVD-RW you can still erase it if something goes wrong.

The experience has shown me that nero is far superior, though to be fair, so it should be since it's not free! Good luck with the development of CDBXPPro, I may give a later version a try when it has become more powerful and user friendly. It has to be said at the moment it lacks some essential options and isn't very intuitive to use.

The next version, which should be released within a month, will contain many more features, especially those which some users call "basic". The usability improved too (my opinion), it seems to be more easy to use. So don't wait too much time, the next (major) version is near :-)

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On a final note, Flo, I'm stll curious to know if CDBXPP would have continued with the burn (If I had let it) and created a DVD-ROM (ISO) with a file over 2GB in size (bearing in mind that nero says this is not possible), and would the finished disc then be readable? My worry is (on behalf of other users) that because CDBXPP is not yet able to issue a warning about file-size limits for ISO discs, they may well be blissfully unaware of it until they find that the disc is unreadable, or if the burn doesn't work they won't know why (unless they read this thread of course!)>

Regards

Pip

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