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I need to know if those 99min-870mb CD-R's will work with my system.  My burner is a Philips CDRW 800 Series and I use Nero 5.0.1.8 burning software.  There is an option in Nero where I can enable overburning and enter the maximum cd length (example: 99min 0sec 0frm).  

However, I know these 870mb CD-R's won't work with all burners.  Will it work with mine?  Where is a good place to purchase them cheap?

If not, does anyone know how I can get an 850mb .avi file onto a 700mb cd?
Thanks!
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For the .avi question, Im not sure you can unless you compress it into very very poor quality, but what you can do is make them into 2 cd(VCDs). They will be the same quality, you can even make them better. The only drawback is that it takes some time for the whole process. You can play VCDs are you computer and dvd or vcd players. IF you are interested in this, please ask me for more info.
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drag0n, I'd be willing to split my .avi movie into 2 files.  How can I do that?  Also, I've just been burning all of my .avi files as regular data files onto CD-R's to watch on my computer.  How do I go about making them into VCD's so that I can watch them on my dvd player as well? Do I have to just buy special blank Cd's or do I have to have a special burner or software?  Thanks buddy.

**ALSO, I STILL NEED INFORMATION ON 870MB CD-R'S.
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Well, heres a link:
http://www.winmpg.com/
I hold no responsibility for what is on the website.
I just got the link off of google.
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You can only try to overburn.  A quick search on the Net provided no information.  This is what Nero recommends.  You try it and if it works, it works.  If it doesn't it doesn't.

And Nero warns you that there is a chance of doing damage to your burner, any burner, by doing this, a slim chance but it is there.
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by:lekan
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Check in Your Nero media detect function and it will tell the available capacity. As this must be detected via Your burner here is the answer to your question

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Not quite.

The burner may detect it but may not support it.  Detection doesn't mean support.

I have an old HP burner that used to cut off at around the 75 minute mark regardless of the media in it.  That was firmware that did that.
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Well to cut your AVI, I'd suggest using NanDub.  Procedure is here:
http://www.doom9.org/virtualdub_procedures.htm#Splitting

Get Nandub:
http://www.doom9.org/Soft21/Encoders/MPEG4/nandub-binary-1.0rc2.rar

I don't think those 99min CD-Rs work in very many burners, but I guess you can try.  I'd update your Nero to the latest version first though, www.nero.com.

-dog*
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