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How to put a 69 GB file onto a dvd using external dvd writer

by stardust2222 / August 6, 2011 9:16 AM PDT

Okay, so i bought a cheap external dvd writer/burner off Ebay for my Sony Vaio laptop. I have a .avi file that is 69 GB, which i know is very large. I think there is no such disc that will fit all of it on one, but where do i start? What items should i buy to complete this task? What program should i use? I am new at this but promised my mom i would do this for her, so i want it to turn out good. I want to be able to watch the files on the dvd player on the tv. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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What you're going to have to do

What you're going to have to do is break the file up into segments, and burn the segments to discs. Then you'll have to get up and change discs every so often.

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You surw about that file size?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 6, 2011 10:08 PM PDT

69 GB for an AVI video file is enormously huge. I can't even compute the size of the thing, but when many videos are in the 'hundreds' of MB range, a 69 GB is thousands of times bigger.

That can't be right.

Mark

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It could
by Jimmy Greystone / August 6, 2011 11:28 PM PDT

It could if it were a couple hours worth of 1080p video, which some video recorders are capable of capturing now. You have 1920x1080 pixels for every single frame, not to mention the audio. That'll add up quickly.

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69 GB is what it says...
by stardust2222 / August 7, 2011 7:22 AM PDT

Okay so i'm somewhat computer illiterate, but it is a series of "segments" if you will, its a torrent i downloaded. It took me 3 weeks just to download the thing! So if i break it down into a bunch of discs, how do i know if one of them will be cut off at the end? Should i fill up the disc space completely or leave a little room? Oh and my external usb burner says "Lightscribe" ready. What does that do?

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Ouch!
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 7, 2011 7:27 AM PDT

Sorry. As soon as you sad Torrent download this discussion was doomed.

That is likely to be a pirated copy of a recognised commercial film and that breaks Forum Policy.

I am locking this discussion as we cannot help circumvent pirated content.

If you feel I have erred or misjudged the situation, feel free to send me a message through the Report Offensive Post" icon, (yellow triangle with the ! mark), bottom right of my post with your reasons why.

Mark

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