How to burn files larger than 2GB using Nero

To burn a data DVD with a file that is 2 GB in size or larger you must use the DVD (UDF) format and not the default DVD (ISO) which is regularly used for creating a data DVD in Nero Burning ROM.

You will receive a message telling you that you have to use a different specification setting : “The file “” is larger than 2GB and therefore cannot be store in an ISO file system. Please use the UDF file system to write such large files. This can be done by selecting another compilation type.”. And this is because the ISO 9660 specification doesn’t allow to write files that are larger than 2 GB.


To burn more than 2 GB at once you have to use “DVD-ROM (UDF)”. The following steps will help you to do this:

1. click and lunch Nero StartSmart (Nero icon)
2. on the left side of the window you will click on Nero Burning ROM
3. again look at the left of the new window, scroll down and click on DVD-ROM (UDF) – in the image, at the bottom.


4. click on NEW

From here you’ll have to follow the regularly steps in burning you DVD.
As you can see, that annoying message disappear and you can drag & drop files into burning section, larger than 2GB.


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