Disk Image Splitting?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DavidS7, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. DavidS7 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2008
    Hello, I've encountered with a problem here.
    Months ago I wanted to burn a DVD, but first I had to make it an image. Its file size is 7.3 GB and my DVD's are of 4.7 GB (as usual).
    Does any of you know how to split a disk image to burn into 2 DVDs?

    Here's some information you might need:
    Kind: DVD/CD-R Master Image
    Size: 7.35 GB on disk (7,887,960,064 bytes)

    Please help me out!
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    It's easy, mount the DVD image. Now you can access all the files with the finder. Make two burn folders drage half the files into one folder and the others into the second folder. Burn each folder.
  3. DavidS7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2008
  4. DavidS7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2008
    Can anyone explain me a little more?
    Will the movie run well if I just split the files as ChrisA told me?
  5. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I believe he was responding with the thought that it was a data disk, in which individual files could be separated into two groups sized to fit a single layer disk.

    As for movies, no that won't work (assuming it is normally ripped and has a VIDEO_TS folder). The original rip appears to have been from a Double Layer disk, so your choices are to either burn it back onto a double layer disk with no compression necessary, or to compress the video to a single layer disk size with Toast or other compression utilities such as DVD2oneX, etc.
  6. sallywon macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2008
    Disk Image Splitting

    Thanks my friend it was helpful. :)
  7. DavidS7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2008
    But I've only got the disk image on my desktop. Look what I've got is THE_MOVIE.cdr and inside there appears the VIDEO_TS folder as you mentioned.
    So, what do I have to do now to put it in DVD(s) to be able to see it?
  8. DavidS7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2008
    Please help me out, I'm not experienced in this matter.
  9. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2008
    Buy a blank dual layer DVD and then copy the image to the DVD. Or you can use Toast to compress it to fit on a single layer DVD. The image quality will be worse than using a dual layer DVD. However, it will not be that bad. I would suggest using the dual layer DVD, as no compression will be necessary.

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