How to back up huge files on DVD?

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  1. isaacc7 macrumors regular

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    OK, maybe a basic question, but I'm having some trouble. In essence, I would like to back up a 45 GB group of files onto DVD. This is a music collection and I'd rather not have to select the songs one by one in order to fit certain groups onto the DVDs. Is there a way to burn DVDs using Tiger that can figure out disk spanning? BTW, if it matters, I would like these DVDs to be read by a windows machine eventually if that matters. I appreciated the help stripping the files out of the folders (the automater actions worked like a charm). Thanks for any info you could throw my way:)

    Isaac
     
  2. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    Roxio's Toast 7 features automatic file spanning. It's a wonderful software, I believe it's the most popular disc burning solution on the Mac. You can also burn DivX discs in version 7.

    llama :)
     
  3. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Of course, why you'd want to make DiVX discs out of your music is beyond me :confused:
     
  4. pknz macrumors 68020

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    That will take approx 10 DVDs or 5 Double Layer DVDs, another option is a external harddrive, this way ou could update you music collection as you go.
     
  5. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    Because I have a DivX DVD player hooked up to my TV, and it's pretty cool to have 5 great quality movies on one DVD. ;)

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  6. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I would go with an external harddrive, way easier, just add as you go...

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  7. isaacc7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    DVDs are cheap...


    Yes, I could back up to an external hard drive, is there a way to do that such that both Mac and Windows machines can use it? The other computer is several states away, so I thought the DVDs would be a better option. I was really hoping that Tiger would have a way of spanning DVDs, guess I'm out of luck... Looks like it would about the same price to buy Toast 7 or a new external hard drive, so if the hard drive could be made to work with both machines, I'd probably do that.

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  8. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Yep just make sure the drive is formatted in fat-32 (ms dos). This can be read by Windows and Mac.
     
  9. isaacc7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really? That's awsome! So I guess I just use disk utility to format it as fat32 and then transfer everything over, right? I'll order the drive tomorrow!

    Isaac
     
  10. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, thats what I have going. Fat-32 is called ms-dos under disk utility as DeSnousa said.
     
  11. isaacc7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!

    OK, thanks again! I've been eyeing another drive anyway, this is the perfect excuse:)

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  12. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I wasn't even talking to you. ;)
     

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