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    I need to burn data DVD's containing more files than will fit on a single DVD. Can anyone suggest a free burning program which will span multiple DVD's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Hipschman View Post
    I need to burn data DVD's containing more files than will fit on a single DVD. Can anyone suggest a free burning program which will span multiple DVD's?

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    Ivan,
    Hello..How large are the "files" ? Would it be possible to "Zip" (compress) the folder\ files before "burning" them to DVD? Regards Fred
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    Fred,

    The files are not large, but there are many of them in a somewhat complex folder substructure. I know I could split them up manually, but it would be very convenient to just select the top folder and copy the whole structure to DVD's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Hipschman View Post
    Fred,

    The files are not large, but there are many of them in a somewhat complex folder substructure. I know I could split them up manually, but it would be very convenient to just select the top folder and copy the whole structure to DVD's.

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    Ivan ,
    Then what about compression ? http://www.7-zip.org/and then copying to DVD . Are they larger than 4.5GB? Regards Fred
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    Fred,

    Compression won't help. These are all videos and are already compressed. Using compression wouldn't get them down to the size of a single DVD. I know programs like I need exist. I used to have a backup program from Genie-Soft which spanned DVD's. When it reached the end of a DVD it simply split the file it was backing up and continued on to the next DVD. Restoring required rejoining the split file, but that was not a problem. I could buy the program again, but I find it hard to believe there is not a freeware program which will do this. It involves nothing more than copying a bunch of files to DVD's.

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    CD Burner XP will span multiple dvds. Instructions on how this is done click here. I have use CD Burner XP for years and am very please with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Hipschman View Post
    I need to burn data DVD's
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    Fred,

    Compression won't help. These are all videos and are already compressed

    Your files seem to have changed from data files to video files or do you have both?
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    T D Myers

    Thanks. CD Burner XP may be exactly what I am looking for.

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    Roadrunner,

    They are video files. I never meant to say they were 'data' files. I just said I needed to burn a data DVD.

    Ivan Hipschman

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    Ivan, why not purchase Dual Layer discs they have 8.5gb capacity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred J Usack View Post
    Ivan ,
    Then what about compression ? http://www.7-zip.org/and then copying to DVD . Are they larger than 4.5GB? Regards Fred
    Use a compression program like 7zip to save the folder structure and segment the archive in to 4350 megabyte (4.36 gigabyte) pieces i.e. spanning. All good compression utilities support this. You'll notice I said 10MB short just to ensure the part sizes fit on a single layer DVDR +/-.

    Set compression to "Store / minimum" as you won't be gaining much in compression. This will save you time and then burn the segments on to multiple dvds.

    To extract data from the archive you will have to have all parts available.

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