Burning Large ISOs

I am trying to figure out how to burn a 5.83 gig iso to DVD (it is a series of home movies). I lost the originals, is there any way to do this in Nero? Or another software program?

Thank you in advance,

You can burn this to a dual layer dvd if your burner has that capability. Most dvd drives from the last 3 or 4 years have the ability to burn them. I would use ImgBurn ( a free burning program) and use Verbatim +R DL media.

Nero can burn ISO’s also if you prefer to use it, but many of us around here prefer ImgBurn for dual layer burns. Burn them at 4x, and make certain you use Verbatim +R media, as it is the only reliable DL that is widely available.

By the way, keep the copy you have now on your hard drive as a backup. And you should think about other means of storing videos that can’t be replaced, like an external drive or possibly a small usb thumb drive that you keep stored in a safe place. Burning to dvd is only one backup method, and should be augmented with other strategies in other words.

Welcome to the forums.

Kerry gave you some good advice.

I might approach it a bit differently.

Seeing as it’s a series of home vids I would use DVD Shrink (free) to create 2 DVDs.

You can import your ISO into Shrink (from File choose ‘Open disc image’), hit Re-author, then drag the titleset to the left pane. I would then use the ‘Trim’ function to find spot between 2 scenes, somewhere at about the half way mark ( 3+GB). This will be your end point. Note where it occurs.

Save this as DVD1. Reload the original ISO, go back to Trim again, now use the original end point as your Start point. Save this as DVD2.

The advantage to this is that you will now have DVDs that can can burned on regular (SL) blanks. Assuming you want to pass out copies to friends/relatives your chances of them playing on a wide range of players is greatly increased. Playback of DL discs can be a bit of a hit or miss proposition as can be the actual burning.

This guide is with an older version, but it should work. You will be choosing File-> Open Disc image to get started.


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