How to reduce a DVD when there is not enough space

Depending on the DVD you use, it is possible to save a little more than 4.5 gigabytes of data on the disc. This, however, may not have enough space for all the files you want to store on the DVD. In order to increase the amount of available disk space it is possible to compress the data down to a closed format. This allows you to upload additional information to the DVD. Things You’ll Need
Empty DVD
Recorder DVD
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Locate the files you have on your computer that you want to put on your DVD.

Right-click on the file, choose “Send To” and select “Compress”. Choose a location to save the file and click “OK”. The zipped file is now saved on your computer.

Insert the blank DVD into the DVD drive on your computer. Close the autoplay window that loads onto the screen, then load Windows Media Player.

Select “Burn”, then choose “Data DVD”. Click on the “X” next to the “Clear Panel List”.

Click “Browse” and choose the data files you just compressed. Transfer files to your DVD menu. Select “Start Burn” after you have finished uploading the files to create the DVD.

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