Transfer big files Mac - PC

nicorojas

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Jul 18, 2003
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So my friend has a DVD writer and I don't. I have a Powerbook, he has Win XP Home. I download an amazing DVD from Genesis (bootleg, not breaching any copyright laws here), a concert from 1973, with Peter Gabriel on vocals.

He wants to have it and I want to be able to see it without connecting my laptop to the TV.

I thought of using my iPod to move the files, formatting it in Fat32, and then connecting it to his pc. Is there any other way you can think? I thought of burning several cd-r, but stuffit is the only mac program I have that let me segment a compressed file, and the windows version of stuffit is crap.

Any other ideas? It would be a one time deal.
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LeeTom

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FAT32 doesn't recognize files over 2GB in space... so if it's under 2GB, then the iPod method will work fine.
Overall, it might be simpler to just connect your computers via Ethernet or Firewire and use Windows File Sharing.

Lee Tom
 

nicorojas

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usb 2.0

I have also a usb 2.0 cable (from my external hard drive), but I don't know if it would work.

Can you provide me a brief step by step guide?
pleaase :rolleyes:
 

MoparShaha

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Like another post said, just hook up an ethernet cable between the two. I regularly transfer in excess of 20 GB between Macs and PC's via ethernet and SMB. Takes only a few minutes.
 

nicorojas

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as a lawyer, I can say that this particular issue is very arguable... anyway, is a amazing dvd transfer of a 16mm film of Genesis in Concert, which has never been available commercially in any format.