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Large/Huge file copy or back-up Utility

by Bru5W / June 15, 2007 8:16 AM PDT

I have been doing a fair amount of home movie editing and now I have several large/huge MPG and AVI files on my hard drive. I would like to back them up or copy them onto DVD but these files exceed 9 GB. Are there any recommended utilities that can effectively split files onto multiple discs?

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Virtualdub
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 15, 2007 8:21 AM PDT

I believe Virtualdub will split .avi files.

Mark

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Thanks
by Bru5W / June 15, 2007 11:08 PM PDT
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Thanks! I'll check it out. Hope they can do MPG files as well.

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Many freeware and shareware file splitters given by ...
by Kees Bakker / June 15, 2007 11:58 PM PDT
http://www.google.com/search?q=file+splitter

They date back to when people wanted to transport a file > 180 kB on single sided 5.25" floppies. And the kept being useful when people wanted to sent a file > 1 Mb by email when that was the ISP's limit for attachments. And apparently they still are useful!
The big advantage of such a general file splitter is that it's fast and independent of the file type.

Kees
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