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Thread: Split big .iso file into 2 parts to fit on 2 DVD's

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    Split big .iso file into 2 parts to fit on 2 DVD's - How?

    I have a big .iso file of 6.91 GB which I want to burn to 2 CD's. I can't burn double layer, so I want to split it, so that I can play the 2 DVD's. Can anybody be so kind as to explain to me how to do this? Thanks!!
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    Sorry, I want to burn the .iso file to 2 DVD'd - not to CD's.( ) I really hope somone can help me!

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    What program are you using to burn it?
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    Hello mjc!
    I am using CDBurnerX or ImgBurn. I can install NeroVision if necessary.

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    I'm not on the machine with Nero...but I kind of remember it having the ability to split them...
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    If you install the free archiving program 7-zip, it will add a context menu when you right-click on that ISO file. Select "add to archive" from the menu and you'll see a section marked "Split to volume, bytes." This is above a pulldown menu where you can select CD-R or single-layer DVD-R size. Then you can burn these to individual disks.

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    http://www.splitter.vze.com/ for "Splitter & Merger". Tiny, powerful, simple and made for the task of splitting and then merging but not of making two playable DVDs as per "so that I can play the 2 DVD's". The only way to achieve that I would imagine is by only burning a copy of some of the content of the double-layered DVD and not of its iso.

    If you dont have the original you could make a virtual DVD from the iso using DVD Decrypter or similar. Pangea's suggestion of 7-zip (a great program) I didn't immediately pick up on but it looks like a similar way to get a single layer that I wasnt aware that it could do.
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    Thank you Pangea!! I am going to try this out. It sounds very simple..... I'll keep you informed!

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    Kind of you, mjc! I told you I have Nero - installed it now. Maybe Nero can solve my problem. I am going to find out.

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    I didn't fully appreciate the situation at first, and I am pretty certain my suggestion isn't going to help you. I thought you wanted to split a large *.iso file into two, for seperate burning. I assumed that later you would reassemble these into the single *.iso for burning to a single disk.

    If you've got an *.iso of a double layer dvd containing a movie, and you want the ability to span two playable dvds, you must get that large *.iso burned to a double layer dvd somehow. Presumably that would require the assistance of a friend with a dual layer capable dvd burner. Unfortunately, an *.iso file is a bit for bit copy of an original source. Half an *.iso file has no meaning without the context of the complete file.

    Once you have that, you would most likely be able to do everything else on your machine. Again assuming that you're talking about a movie disk, you would then need to extract the *.vob files off that dvd so that you can get each of the individual items on it. In addition to the featured movie itself, this typically includes additional *.vobs for each of the extras and such.

    These files would then have to be converted into the audio/video portions, which would be combined into aggregated *.avi or *.mpg files. These files would then need to be chopped into smaller portions so that they could fit onto single layer disks. Finally you would have to burn the portions back to a format recognized by your player.

    If my understanding that you're working with a video dvd is correct, then I am totally serious about all these steps. You could possibly fit the feature movie onto a single layer disk directly from the extracted vob files, but I don't know if that's true since it's just the video portion. Chopping out the appropriate audio portion would be tough, and syncing it properly would be almost impossible. You would still require the original *.iso to be burned to a dual-layer disk by someone too.

    No joke whatsoever, this will be a very time consuming, and very frustrating task. Considering that internal dual-layer dvd burners can be had for $40-50 nowadays, I completely recommend either shelling out the bucks, or forgetting about this disk. Being interested in attempting this simply to educate yourself would be the only feasible scenario for bothering.

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    Hi Pangea,

    Thank you for your explanation! I am talking about a movie I downloaded from a movie newsgroup, so I don't have to extract it from a dvd.

    The advice given by the poster of the movie was: if you can't burn it to a double-layer dvd, just burn the movie to 2 dvd's. For me this is easier said than done! That's why I asked my question in this forum.

    Following the advice of some other members here, I downloaded some software. But I didn't have time yet to try the software out. I'll let you and the others of this forum know if I succeeded or not.

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    I guess things have changed a little since I used to keep up on this stuff. Here are a couple links that looked pretty useful to me...

    http://www.digital-digest.com/~bluta...pgcedit_v2.htm
    http://www.videohelp.com/~r0lZ/pgced...th_pgcedit.htm
    http://www.moviecodec.com/topics/7225p1.html

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    Lightbulb here is what i did and it works just fine

    I took the iso file 7.75 gigs opened it with win rar reformated back to a video_ts file.I put it in DVDFab it split the dvd into two parts so I have two disk that work perfect hope that helps the next guy out . HT aka bluetigerusa

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    Its easier than that. Get DVDFab 8.1.0.5 (We don't allow that) there is an option to split one DVD into two. You can use this function on ISO files as well. You simply click and burn.
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    Sorry, not posting to pirating sites... Reported to mods...

    I have DVDFab and it does have this feature, though I don't use it. I use it for backing up my Blu-ray movies into compressed MKV files, but it is horrible and fails to open disks 90% of the time. It was a waste of $40 (on sale) in my opinion. And that was just for the Blu-Ray ripper part of the program that I use, each component cost that much.

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    MagicDvdripper wil split it 4 u then use nero to encode vobs, then burn to the 4.7 dvds. simples =)
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