Transfering Large Files To PC

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  1. penguinpaul macrumors member

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    I have a 3.5 GB Video file on my mac that I need to put on my PC.
    I tried to burn it to DVD, but it turns out my Pioneer burner isnt nativly compatible so it wont burn. I tried linking thorugh ethernet to PC, but I couldnt get that to work as I have panther. I dont have a large enough USB Flash drive, and I have no compression tools.
    Is there any free tool for burning, or anything? Has anyone got any ideas? :apple:
     
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    Why can't you link over ethernet? Panther should have nothing to do with it. Put them on the same network and enable file sharing on one of the computers -- either set up a shared Windows drive and connect to it from the Mac, or start up Windows File Sharing on the Mac and browse to it from the PC. Or you could start an FTP server on the Mac (or HTTP, even) and browse to it from the PC.

    The simplest would be to hook up an external hard drive, but I presume you don't have one handy.
     
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    Yes, Panther should have nothing to do with it as I still run Panther and am always trasnferring files back and forth between my PC and Mac, large and small in size. Are you having networking issues? If so, perhaps checking out our Networking Guide may be of some assistance to you.
     
  5. penguinpaul thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, thanks for the quick responses.
    In Panther, the allow Windows to log in or whatever button, isnt there - I've looked on the internet, and other people say it's dissapeared, but I can't work out how to get around this.
    And in response to the first reply, USB? I do, but not A-to-A ones.

    Thanks
     
  6. penguinpaul thread starter macrumors member

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    If I were to hook up an external hard drive (which I'm pretty sure I can get hold of) would it not be formatted to either Mac or PC, like a USB Drive.

    But, I will try it.
    Thanks
     
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    I couldnt use an external as my drive wouldnt work with Mac. However....... I have now put my 20GB HD into the secondary hd space in my mac. I thought that if I could copy it across, It would be simple to put on PC. But.... It wont let me send any files to it, and under the "get info" thingy, it tells me I can only read it, not write it.
    Please Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    You need to format your hard drive as FAT32 so it can be read/written to by both the Mac and the PC. PC's can't read Mac volumes (HFS+) and Macs can't write NTFS volumes.
     
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    I can't do that it my mac, it doesnt let me - do i do it in a pc then?
     
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    You could do it on a PC, but you can definitely do it on your Mac, too. (I ran Panther right up until a couple of months ago and I was definitely able to do things like format PC drives and connect PC shares.)

    I don't have a Mac handy at work so I can't step you through the process, but a Google search says: "Open up Disk Utility (it is in /Applications/Utilities). Select the external drive in the pane on the left. Click the "Erase" tab. Select the desired Volume Format, and enter a name. Click the Erase button."

    Look for FAT32, "MS-DOS Format", Windows format, etc.
     
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    I looked in there but it wouldn't let me erase it in anything but Mac Extended. Could I partition it instead?

    BTW, the drive is now inside my mac
     
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    I've installed that, just waiting for a restart on my mac. Thanks for that
     
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    Thanks everyone for all the help. I've got the patchburn working so I can burn it to disc. It's burning now.

    THANKYOU!!!!!
     
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    grrrrrr. i burned the file, and it worked perfectly. only trouble is, i copied it to the pc, and quicktime tells me it's not a movie file. i tried converting it to mpeg using total video convertor, and it told me it couldnt open the file.
    any suggestions?
     
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    www.apple.com ;)
     
  20. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    If you are looking for video conversion tools on your Mac I would recommend VisualHub or, for the more advanced user ffmpegX.
     
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    hehe lol.

    I will download one of thoose things, if I don't sucseed with that, I will buy iLife with iDVD on eBay - I'm watching one now thats on 99p;)
     
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    VisualHub is not free, ffmpegX is, just for the record...
     
  23. penguinpaul thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh I dunno, I havnt got 15 bucks to spare - for a start I'm in the UK ;)
    I dont like trials - they always do something to the quality.
     
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    huh?
     
  25. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Fair enough. If you plan on doing a lot of video conversion then VisualHub is deifnitely worth the price tag (it is a solid app) but it isn't for everyone depending on their situation (perhaps such as yours).
     

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