Can I compress an iso file?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by knobtwiddler, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. knobtwiddler macrumors regular

    knobtwiddler

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    #1
    I have an iso file I'm trying to burn to a dvd but it's a little too big (5GB). What do I need to compress it?

    It's actually on a pc so if anyone knows a windows xp app to do it that would be great. Otherwise i'll have to transfer to my macbook.
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    You need to use a dual layer DVD. Or image it to a flash drive instead, if that works for you.
     
  3. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    Depending on what it is, you might be able to trim the content down to 4.7 gigs and fit it on a standard dvd. I got a spindle of dual layer dvds, 25 for $20, yesterday so they're pretty affordable at any rate.
     

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