Can I compress an iso file?

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

  1. knobtwiddler macrumors regular


    Feb 4, 2002
    Carbondale, IL
    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

    Jul 14, 2008
    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

    May 21, 2009
    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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