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Old 04-21-2006, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to be able to fit 9gb of information onto a 700mb CD-R.
I don't know what I need to do this or even HOW to do this. Please help if you can. This is for work and nobody else is here today to help me.

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Old 04-21-2006, 04:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what kind of data?

we'll prolly need to span across several cds. unless video/music where we can reencode the data.
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Its all Adobe PageMaker files, PDF's, and JPEGS.
My boss wants 2 copies of the yearbook we just finished, and she only gave me 2 700mb CD's!

If it can't be done, I'll have to leave her a note and then just deal with it on Monday, but I'd like to get it out of the way if possible...
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umm...the eaisest way is to compress it multiple times with a high-rate data compression program...i recommend WinRAR
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Bah, forget it. I'll just tell her it can't be done. I've already given the witch my two-weeks notice... I don't care if this gets done or not :laughing:
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Bah, forget it. I'll just tell her it can't be done. I've already given the witch my two-weeks notice... I don't care if this gets done or not :laughing:
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no, that is alot of data right there.

i dont see how compressing multiple times would do anything at all...
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i was once able to compress a 800MB video file to fit on a 128MB USB thumb drive by WinRARing it multiple times
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It is not possible what you can do is use Winrar with best compression and splitethe archives to several CDs.


Why can't you get more CDs, DVDs or the new HD-DVDs?
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Mac Mogul's boss gave him 2 CDs, and CDs are starting to cost alot...DVDs are cheaper now, but not everybody has DVD-ROM drives.
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