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Hi,

 

When I create an 'iso' file an additional file with the extension of '.001' is created. Do I need this when I burn the 'iso' file to DVD?

 

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GojuKid

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Hi,

 

When I create an 'iso' file an additional file with the extension of '.001' is created. Do I need this when I burn the 'iso' file to DVD?

 

Thanks,

GojuKid

 

The .001 file is the overflow from your project that won't fit on a disc. Remember the warnings you got when you clicked burn???

 

V6 is limited to 65 minutes at Low Compression or 95 minutes at High Compression. Not way around it.

 

V7 & V8 offer more latitude but it was not in V6.

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The .001 file is the overflow from your project that won't fit on a disc. Remember the warnings you got when you clicked burn???

 

V6 is limited to 65 minutes at Low Compression or 95 minutes at High Compression. Not way around it.

 

V7 & V8 offer more latitude but it was not in V6.

 

Hi James,

 

I noticed you're still actively replying in these areas, and I appreciate that.

 

Is there no way to force DVD Builder to simply create the iso as is, or to merge the .001 file to the iso with some other utility?

 

In the past I've done some registry fudging to make v6 work as I want it to (AudioCentral track naming conventions) ... is there some work around here?

 

My project consists of 6 input files which will substancially compress without loosing much output quality, and if I could force dvd builder to encode the files at vcd quality and put them on the dvd then we'd be just spiffy.

 

My thought had been to let dvd builder do what it wants and then compress the 10 gb file with DVD Shrink and burn it then as a 4.7 gb iso

 

 

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Let us know how it works…

 

I believe that most ISO burning programs or editing programs that will import ISO will automatically pickup the overflow file.

 

A simple test would be to add 2 long movies. Trim the first to 60-65 minutes and the 2nd to 10 minutes.

 

Create an ISO, then use your program to read it in. See what length it reports or skip to the end and see what is there.

 

Keep in mind that while V6 may be currently on the shelf for sale, it is in essence a program that has been out of production for about 2 years. These "limits" were fixed in V7 as well as V8.

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Keep in mind that while V6 may be currently on the shelf for sale, it is in essence a program that has been out of production for about 2 years. These "limits" were fixed in V7 as well as V8.

The only reason V.6 is still on the shelf, is to support Win 98 and Win ME - and Microsoft is pulling the plug on both of them.

 

If you have Win2000 SP4 or WinXP SP1 (or better), you might consider EMC 7, 7.5 or 8.

 

V.7 was built by the company then known as Roxio and now known as Napster. An update of that, V.7.1, is the eariest to support Dual Layer, if I recall correctly.

 

V.7.5 was a combination of V.7 and Sonic's products, after Sonic bought the name and software from the company now known as Napster.

 

V.8 was built by Sonic, largely from scratch.

 

Lynn

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Hi,

 

When I create an 'iso' file an additional file with the extension of '.001' is created. Do I need this when I burn the 'iso' file to DVD?

 

Thanks,

GojuKid

It rather depends on your operating system. Some won't allow a file over 2 GB so the ISO is split because of the operating system's limitations/rules.

 

When I'm backing up a drive with Ghost, the image produced is always split into chunks of 2,097,142K.

 

If an application has the sense to split a large file into chunks you should be able to trust it to use all the chunks when it comes to writing them to a DVD.

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V6 will only install on W98SE or better. Win98SE & ME are FAT32 systems which support 4gb files.

 

FAT16 systems are the only ones that have a 2gb limit. But since V6 will not install on such a system, that isn't going to happen…

 

V6 Builder will not write an ISO file in excess of 3,652,200kb. Anything above that is written to a file called project_name.dat.

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Tharius: For giggles I created an oversize V6 Builder project – Est Project Size = 3.919gb.

 

It produced a 3,652,200kb ISO, the max V6 will produce, and a 529,694kb .001 file.

 

I then used V8 Disc Copier to burn the ISO to disc. It added the .001 file without prompting and compressed to fit a 4.7gb disc.

 

Based on that, I am assuming that most software that can load an ISO will include the .001 file.

 

Edited 6/29 to clean up my dat's

Edited by james_hardin

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I believe that most ISO burning programs or editing programs that will import ISO will automatically pickup the overflow file.

 

[...]

 

Keep in mind that while V6 may be currently on the shelf for sale, it is in essence a program that has been out of production for about 2 years. These "limits" were fixed in V7 as well as V8.

 

I will attempt to find something that will read the overflow. Appreciate the advice.

 

As to updating to v7 or v8, I had v5 and bought v6 the first week it was out :) So I am pretty aware of it's age. However, since v6 never really worked quite right I am reluctant to purchase any Roxio software without a demo copy. I would happily demo v8, which would only cost $49.99 with my previous registration, but I don't have enough confidence to plunk down the $50 to see if it might work the way I want it to.

 

I believe, as I think a lot of people did, that v6 was rushed onto shelves to cash in on the burn your own DVD craze and lacked heavily from a design standpoint... I've never found an option that would allow me to center the title on a menu screen for example. Similarly, a complete lack of layout flexibility ... that is you must fit the prefit designs ... often limiting to 6 menu items ... Also a lack of chapter support ... poor codec support, on and on.

 

That's only dvd builder. The Audio Central worked fairly well as did the disc copier and "classic" but even these products often required me to obtain 3rd party utilities (or use registry hacks) to get them to be flexible.

 

Every time I push this software it breaks. If you say these problems are fixed in v8, well, that's great because I know we all waited a long time for the "it's getting addressed" type answers. I am however living in a "I'll believe it when I see it" world with Roxio. I've never seen a demo offered and until I see a demo of the software (wether downloaded ... or demonstrated in a store, etc) I would never pay for it again.

 

I would like to retire the almost literal fleet of software I use to get my home DVDs burnt and return to an all in one world, but unfortunately I'm once bitten, twice shy.

 

Thanks for your help, it is appreciated. I will try to find a 3rd party utility to merge the files created by this software. (I will also try renaming the .001 file to a .dat file and see if that does absolutely anything)

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Don't rename it!!!

 

That was a typo on my part and I will edit it.

 

The file is project_name.001 and must retain that name to be recognized!!!

 

Your plan doesn't make sense to me. If you have to spend money for a 3rd party software to handle ISO's like this, put the money in the right place and upgrade your software.

 

Using V6 today is equal to using Nero's V5. But generally speaking you will never find a software that is everything to everybody using it. I converted 100 Laser Discs with V6 (200+ burns) and have no complaints whatsoever.

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I will suggest you might not like EMC 8 for reasons similar to not liking Version 6.

 

Maybe 7 (with updates) or 7.5 (a combination of the program developed by the company formerly called Roxio and programs from the new owner, Sonic).

 

They are probably pretty cheap on eBay; I don't checked eBay like I used to since they added so many wonderful features it's hard to acces the site.

 

Lynn

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Laser Disks?? You mean those 12 inch (approx) shiny disks that had a hole in the middle like a 45 RPM record??

 

I saw those before. You only got 1 hour per side?? We used Selectavision's CED video disks in the early 80's. We still got them, and the player. They were only about 1 hour per side, and HUGE!!

 

As far as upgrading to anything above 6, I have no reason to. Yet. :)

Edited by msil217

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As far as upgrading to anything above 6, I have no reason to. Yet. :)

No problem. I had V.6 on my computer briefly between ECDC 4 and ECDC 5, and ECDC 5 is still on the Win98 SE (my main computer).

 

The Beast (WinXP) has the Nero that came with the CD-RW/DVD-ROM, and a copy of RecordNow Deluxe by Sonic. I admit the Sonic program has bailed me out a few times, but I have enough to do what I want. I think getting a DVD burner is maybe like getting a yacht - if you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it.

 

Lynn

Edited by lynn98109

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