Burning larger files to DVDs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dre, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. dre macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2004
    If my file is over the 4.7gb capacity of a normal DVD+r, do I need to buy a dual layer 8.5 gb DVD+r in order to burn, or is there some way to compress the file? Any information at all would be greatly appreciated.
  2. jimsowden macrumors 68000


    Sep 6, 2003
    This post is so illogical. First of all, apple Superdrives use DVD-Rs, which also are 4.7GB. Dual layer media is unaviable as of now, plus required a burner that no macs ship with and only Lacie makes for the mac now. You could try stuffit, but if your file is over 5gb forget it. Try to split it or something then re-attach.
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    If you have a single file that is over that size, then you're going to have to split it - perhaps someone else on the forum would have a good suggestion for as to how to do that. However, it's rare to find a single file that big. Otherwise, just put some of the files on one DVD-R, and the rest on another. I would avoid compression, as compressing a 5+GB file will take approximately a billion years, give or take a year or two. And it most likely still won't fit.

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