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Does Toast (or another program) do this:
Posted by: jimbrady
Date: December 16, 2006 02:00PM
Throw a bunch of files at it that are way larger than a CD or DVD and have it burn a series of as many discs as necessary?

Seems like an obviously useful capability, but I can't find it.
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Re: Does Toast (or another program) do this:
Posted by: Silencio
Date: December 16, 2006 02:09PM
Yes, Toast 7 does that.
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Re: Does Toast (or another program) do this:
Posted by: papercup
Date: December 16, 2006 02:18PM
Yes, to elaborate Toast will span discs, but to do so it places a tiny Roxio application on each of the spanned discs in a series. This acts like a master file on each disc in the series.

My only hesitation to use spanned discs is the readability of the Roxio spanning app in ten years if they go under...
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Re: Does Toast (or another program) do this:
Posted by: jimbrady
Date: December 16, 2006 02:22PM
I might jump ship and try Disco (and 9 other apps for $49 at Macheist)... the other alternative is ponying up the same amount before rebate (or more) in order to keep up with this Toast app. I dunno.

I don't like the idea of the spanning app when something much simpler would do the trick (I can write 1 of 10, 2 of 10... with a marker).



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Re: Does Toast (or another program) do this:
Posted by: Carm
Date: December 16, 2006 02:25PM
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jimbrady
Throw a bunch of files at it that are way larger than a CD or DVD and have it burn a series of as many discs as necessary?

Seems like an obviously useful capability, but I can't find it.

Even larger then an DL DVD?
EDIT: I meant, is a DL DVD not capable of holding all of your data?

Carm



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/16/2006 02:26PM by Carm.
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Re: Does Toast (or another program) do this:
Posted by: Silencio
Date: December 16, 2006 02:26PM
Yeah, I just do it manually still: I'd rather have full control over which content goes on which disc so that it make some sort of sense (at least to me).
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Re: Does Toast (or another program) do this:
Posted by: jimbrady
Date: December 16, 2006 03:27PM
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Carm
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jimbrady
Throw a bunch of files at it that are way larger than a CD or DVD and have it burn a series of as many discs as necessary?

Seems like an obviously useful capability, but I can't find it.

Even larger then an DL DVD?
EDIT: I meant, is a DL DVD not capable of holding all of your data?

Carm

I gave my Father in Law 2 full DVDs of family pics (he actually wanted this) and it turns out his DELL has no DVD drive. I'm thinking 10 CDs should do it... I ALSO want the burning software to burn the files in the order I specify--hope that's the case w/Disco as I go off to DL it.



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Re: Does Toast (or another program) do this:
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: December 16, 2006 03:43PM
A DVD drive (desktop) is cheaper than Toast...
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Re: Does Toast (or another program) do this:
Posted by: Panopticon
Date: December 16, 2006 03:59PM
DragonBurn does it and costs much less than Toast or Disco. Even though I have Toast 7, I prefer DB.

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DragonBurn Help -
When creating a Data CD/DVD, users may choose to enable the Disc Spanning feature to allow Dragon Burn to write data files onto multiple discs automatically. The files are left in their native format – there is no file compression or file splitting used during this process. ...






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Re: Does Toast (or another program) do this:
Posted by: jimbrady
Date: December 16, 2006 06:03PM
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Seacrest
A DVD drive (desktop) is cheaper than Toast...

Except there's no way I'm adopting whatever problems arise from opening and installing something in his DELL.



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Re: Does Toast (or another program) do this:
Posted by: Carm
Date: December 16, 2006 09:06PM
The picture on the DVD should play in almost any DVD player. Me thinks.
What does he plan to do with them? View them or print?

Carm
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Re: Does Toast (or another program) do this:
Posted by: jimbrady
Date: December 16, 2006 10:48PM
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Carm
The picture on the DVD should play in almost any DVD player. Me thinks.
What does he plan to do with them? View them or print?

Carm

View, edit, print... interesting note on playing the disc on TV, though.



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Re: Does Toast (or another program) do this:
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 17, 2006 02:25PM
Except there's no way I'm adopting whatever problems arise from opening and installing something in his DELL.

Not much of a problem with a desktop (read: external) DVD drive.

Playing discs on TV is pretty cool too. I've seen drugstore kiosks that let one create a video slide show from a memory card. I haven't played such a disc on a computer, though.






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