How to Burn a Navigation Disc

by W. P. Wentzell
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Created by automobile manufacturers, navigation discs are in-car digital video discs for use with a vehicle's navigation system. These discs come with a new vehicle to aid the driver in finding hot spots to eat, shop and entertainment venues. Most navigation discs contain multiple gigabytes of data, so it is necessary to obtain a blank dual-layer DVD prior to burning the backup navigation disc for your automobile. Keeping a backup navigation disc can come in handy if you happen to scratch, break or even lose your original navigation aid.

Step 1

Insert the original automobile navigation DVD into a DVD read only memory (ROM) drive on your computer and insert a blank dual-layer DVD-R into the dual-layer write-compatible DVD-RW drive on your computer.

Step 2

Launch your preferred DVD copying software program. To create an exact copy of the original navigation disc, be sure to set the option to write a dual-layer DVD disc.

Step 3

Execute the duplication process using your preferred software.

Eject the newly-copied navigation disc and insert it into your automobile's navigation system to ensure it works properly.


  • Copy the navigation disc at the slowest possible write speed to avoid buffer underrun errors during the burning process.


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About the Author

William Paul Wentzell is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, holding bachelor's degrees in English and photojournalism. His work has been published in the New York Times, Deseret News, The Victoria Advocate and The Daily Texan.

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