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I have a set of files which total about 12 GB, which I would like to burn to a few DVDs. I could manually try to "bucket" things, but it would be nice if there was a piece of software which could put enough files on the first DVD until it runs out, then puts more on another DVD, etc.

Does such a tool exist?

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If you don't want to use an archiver, here's a list of programs that will do what you want. I haven't used any of these except Burn to the Brim, and that was several versions and years ago.

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Check out Size Me

SizeMe makes it possible to scan a directory and compare it to how many floppy/zip/CD-R/DVD-discs you need. (Many calls it spanning or span of elements over a medium). It tries to fill each disc up as much as possible, and gives you the result on each disc


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This answer could do with a few more details (links can go stale eventually) – RedGrittyBrick Sep 17 '11 at 12:20

WinRAR if you're using WIndows will split the archives up to a DVD size, CD size, Floppy disk, or any other size you wish

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It won't split files though. It only allows splitting of archives, which means you'd have to copy all the DVDs back to your disk before unarchiving anything. – Billy ONeal Sep 17 '11 at 0:09
You can unarchive from any piece of thr archive... It will simply ask for the DVD with the files you want to extract – Canadian Luke Sep 17 '11 at 6:23

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