How can I span a HD movie across two 4GB DVDs?

Kenn April 1, 2011
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I have some DRM free movies with high resolution ripped to my hard drive. I just recently bought a DVD writer and purchased some 4+GB DVDs.

Many of the movies are too long to burn at the HD setting, so I use my Roxio software to “shrink-to-fit” before burning. However I prefer to maintain the original quality of these movies while burning. Are there any programs (preferably free) that will span an HD movie across two or more DVDs?

I now know to buy the 8+GB blank DVDs the next time around…

  1. FIDELIS
    April 4, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Hello, the best program you can use to accomplish what you want is the one on the following link:
    http://www.dvdfab.com/dvd-copy.htm

    I know it is a paid software but it can do many things that other similar tools can not. It has a split and a merge function. You can split movies in different pieces and also you can merge several movies on one dvd. It also lets you use either dvd9 or dvd5.

    Also, after having the files converted to dvd you could use the program on the link to burn it to two dvds. This is an old software but it is good for what you want:

    http://www.dvddecrypter.org.uk/

  2. Anonymous
    April 2, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    DVD Shrink - DVD Ripping and Backup
    http://www.dvdshrink.org/what_en.php

    You can split the videos into two parts

    TS Splitter
    http://www.ffprojects.net/tssplitter/tssplitter.htm

    VideoReDo Plus
    http://www.videoredo.com/en/index.htm

    VideoCharge
    http://www.videocharge.com/Index.php

  3. Kenn
    April 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Thanks! I'll look into that info, and leave some feedback soon...

  4. fruitgeek
    April 1, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    You could use a video editing program such as Lightworks (open source, lightworksbeta.com) or Adobe Premiere split the video into two files, and then burn them with your Roxio app. You might set the second DVD to start playing automatically when inserted into the player (no menu).