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burning multi ISO images to disc

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by chicadee_24, May 4, 2008.

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  1. chicadee_24

    chicadee_24 Thread Starter

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    Hi to all,

    i have recently bought a dual layer external DVD writer and am having trouble burning images to 8.5Gb discs. I am able to burn a single ISO file using either nero or sonic copy module but cannot figure out how to get more than one onto the disc (perhaps im missing something obvious, im quite new!)

    thanks
     
  2. fairnooks

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    Think of an .iso file as a disc image and there is only one image per disc. An .iso file is a conveinient method for assembling multple files into a ready-to-burn format so that anybody can "reassemble" the same exact organization of files onto a disc (or optical virtual drive) without the need for the original author of the files to provide a detailed description of exactly how to organize the files on a CD or DVD.

    You can burn multiple .iso images onto a dual layer DVD as data and store/backup them that way but none of them will be functioning images until you follow the one .iso/one DVD or CD rule.
     
  3. chicadee_24

    chicadee_24 Thread Starter

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    so does that mean i need to convert them to a different format in order to get more than one onto a single DVD that can be played on my DVD player?
     
  4. Hughv

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    Yes, and you may have more problems, depending on the content.
    Mount them with something like Daemon tools to have access to the files.
     
  5. MysticEyes

    MysticEyes Banned

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    Good SL discs are cheap and reliable. They can be had for $.25 to $.50. DL burning is still very problematic. Stand alone compatibility is poor, results are mixed and blanks cost about $1.50 to $2.00.
     
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