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Burning Large Files to DVD

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I have created some video projects that are larger than will fit on a standard DVD.  I have a DVD burner that can burn to Blu Ray disks, but since many of the people I share with don't have Blu Ray players, I always burn to normal DVDs.  Someone mentioned that there are "dual layer DVD" disks available that will hold my larger projects.  I am running Windows 7, and use either NERO or Cyberlink for authoring disks.  So I've got a couple of  questions:

1.  Can dual layer DVDs play on regular DVD players, or would they need special players?

2.  Can I burn to dual layer DVDs with my Blu Ray burner, or will my normal DVD burner write to a dual layer disk?

3.  What would you recommend I do?

Thanks,

Phil
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1. Unless the DVD player is really old, It should play on normal DVD Players.
2. You can burn Dual layer DVDs in your Blu Ray burner. I recommend Verbatim Dual Layer.
3. I suggest using IMGBurn http://www.imgburn.com/
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yes they should play on a standard DVD player.  Store bought movies are actually on a dual layer disk...  
Yes you should be able to burn a dual layer disk with your normal DVD burner.  Nero should do the trick for you.

Another option would be to go ahead and burn the way you normally would with a Blu-ray or even a dual layer, then use the NERO Re-Code to compress the video down to a standard (non-dual layer) DVD.
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Here is a good site about Dual Layer Burning http://www.burnworld.net/howto/articles/intro-to-dual-layer.htm
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Dual Layer dvd's should help, but you should verify your DVD burner will burn double layer. I suggest checking your DVD model# and cheack the manufacturer's specs.

Double Layer is 8.5 Gb Any larger than that and you should just get a 16 or 32 gig flash drive.
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Usually, dual layer DVD drives in computers will have a little "DL" on the drawer or under the slot. e.g.DL mark indicating Dual Layer compatiblity
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