Burning on a DVD-R... help!

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  1. visualpoetry

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    I am trying to burn images onto a DVD-R (4.7GB 1X-16x) and am having SO much trouble. I burned them and after flipping the disk over it looks as though the images were burned on to it. However, when I tried openeing them today there is NOTHING. I've been going round and round on this stupid issue for days now. Do you think it could be the disks? I have tried on multiple.. all show NOTHING! I'm confused... and frustrated.
     
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    What software are you using? Have you tried anything else?
     
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    I've tried a few things.. dragging images into the empty D Drive AND using burning software (Roxio). I'm baffled. Never had this issue before!
     
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    Are you closing the disc? Have you ever been able to create a disc that worked or is this your first try?

    Check out Nero.
     
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    Nero is the best software for this. Images as in pictures? If you get nero, just select burn data, and drag all of your images onto the list. If you're burning images as in ISO, then select burn image. If you can't get Nero, then just select all of your images (highlight), right-click, and burn to disc, or in the menu.
     
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    Is your disk drive working properly?
     
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    you know what?... I had the very same problem when backing up my comp.... I burned the pics to a dvd... adn after the disc showed em nothing on several computers I save like 15 regular cd with the same info...

    later on I realized, not sure why, that the dvd HAD all the info but was only "readable" on the dvd drive (where I burned it) not any of the other drives... weird...

    but would like to know how can I do or what can I do to do this disc readable on most cd drives.... I used Nero and Roxio....
     
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    Are you somehow encrypting the CD?
     
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    Have you tried a DVD+R. They are the ones meant for data. The -R's work too, but not so much with older drives.
     
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    It should ask you when you eject whether you want to finish it to read in any drive or leave it writable.

    At least for CD it does. I've yet to burn a DVD on my computer.
     
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    Can you describe how you burn your DVD? Did you burn all the files to the Disc at once as Data, or you just drag and drop them to the disc? If Drag and Drop, is your software required you to format the Disc before use?
     
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    I've heard that they're pretty similar in performance, but that the DVD-R is the more compatible disc with older equipment.
     

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