DVD file size
hawat.thufir at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 04:14:16 UTC 2012
I'm making DAR slices with:
dar -c /home/gandalf/Desktop/thufir2012march03 -s 2300M -p -b -z -R /home/
I use 2300MB because dar is so CPU intensive anything larger might cause
overheating on this system. I'm taking two such files and burning them
to generic DVD-R media via an external DVD+-RW drive. However, I get a
warning about ISO 9660:
"Empirical tests with a 4.2 GB fragmented file on a DVD media have shown
that Microsoft Windows XP supports this, while Mac OS X (as of 10.4.8)
does not handle this case properly. In the case of Mac OS X, the driver
appears not to support file fragmentation at all (i.e. it only supports
ISO 9660 Level 2 but not Level 3). Linux supports multiple extents.
FreeBSD only shows and reads the last extent of a multi-extent file.
Although I'm still looking into that. Any experience with that 2GB limit?
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