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I need a program on Windows 8, that can Overburn DVD+Rs in order to create a OS X Maverics bootable DVD. My DVD+Rs only have 4.7GB space but i need 5GB.

Needed features:

  • Free
  • Working on Windows 8
  • should be able to overburn both CDs and DVDs
  • Could you please tell us what is your goal with overburning? Copy protection? Data removal? Recycle failed DVD-R? Your goal will help us answer better. – Nicolas Raoul May 26 '14 at 8:20
  • @NicolasRaoul Edited my question. – Celestial Dragon of Osiris May 26 '14 at 8:24
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You may not want to hear this, but...
Unless u got some kind of "special"-non-standard-DVD+R-alike disks you wont be able to get 5gb of data onto a single 4,7 GB disk!

In fact the space on a DVD+R is only about 4,37 GiB (Windows reports this inaccurately as GB) Disk manufacturers use the SI system so 1 MB = 1000 kB whilst Windows uses a binary conversion so 1MiB = 1024 kiB

Thus your so called 4.7 GB disk actualy has only 4,37 GiB capacity.

If you're still interested in overburning you have to scale down your expectations: AFAIK you can overburn about 10~30 MB depending on the tool and your DVD-Burner hardware.

If your hardware supports it: I'd recommend you get youself some Double-Layer DVD+R Disks to solve your problem. They are labeled with 8.5GB capacity, so you would actualy have about 7,91 GiB of useable disk space.

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