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How to split a large file in 2 small ones

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I am burning my first DVD and so I have little idea how to do these things. So, the thing is that I have a 8 GB file that naturally won't fit one DVD so how do I split it? I.e. I want to burn that large file on two separate discs. I don't see an "edit file" option anywhere. I just wonder why doesn't the software simply burn the first disc as full as possible and then you just insert a new disc to burn the rest...

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Burn it to a double layer disc.

 

Splitting a file would require a program the specifically supports splitting a file of its type - unless you just want to split it and don't care if the file still works or not in its separate parts.

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Is there a possibility to create two separate files at the reading stage? Or select only certain sections from the source disc to read&burn? Double layer disc makes sense, but I need the burnt copy quickly and the closest dealer for those discs is 100 km from where I type this (I have only single layer discs at home).

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What is it exactly that you're trying to span over/split between two discs?

 

The more info you provide us with, the easier it is for us to help you!

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It is a DVD with a playing time of about 2 h 30 mins. The ImgBurn reads it without problem and the resulting file is some 8 GB.The film does have multiple chapters and so on. Since the burnt copy would be needed for a couple of days only, I'd rather not spend any extra to buy those double layer discs I have no other use for.

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Split it to two disc in the reauthor mode of DVD Shrink (assuming it's DVD Video). Then you should be able to burn the two parts with ImgBurn.

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