DL drives and large files

vbimport

#1

Hi - can anyone help with this question:

I need to backup several large avi files (typically 6 -8GB each). Can I dump these onto a dual layer disk (in the appropriate drive of course!) in one piece, or do I need to split the file up into parts that will fit onto each layer?

In other words, can I store a single, contiguous 8GB file onto a DL disk, or is it just that you can store a total of 8GB of data (in little chunks!!) on these drives?

Please let me know, thanks!
Cheers
Pete :confused:


#2

even if you can copy your 6-8gb avis straight onto a DL disc, i think it might still be better to split the files to DVD-5 size. as DVD Rs can be unreliable and DL disc`s are still faily new and no ones realy knows how well thay archive.

get some good quality made in japan media make 2 copys of each disc using 2 different brands of disc.


#3

If you would like to play them on your stand alone drive or only want a backup of this
avi files, i would burn it as a data dvd in nero. If you’ve a big file it doesn’t matter,
is the file 6gb or 5.7 for example. To burn as a data dvd it depends only on the files you’ve and
capacity of the disc size. If one file has 6gb of data in your case for a data dvd
you don’t need to split it for a dl disc, only if you would like to do this! :wink:


#4

Thanks guys - really appreciate the comments. FWIW I do use nero for single layer DVD, and I find that the UDF format works well for my data files.

*and yes - I always make 2 copies for the really important stuff!

See you around the forums from time to time!
Cheers, Pete


#5

You can copy them using the UDF data format instead of ISO. Since ISO has a 2Gb max filesize limitation.

However, if these are to be later viewed on a comsumer player, I’d personally re-encode them to standard DVD format. If you can use DL disks, then you’ll not loose any noticeable quality either.