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Creating and Burning from a UIF file

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by Kyojitsu, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Kyojitsu

    Kyojitsu Member

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    This question is actually specific to the Magic ISO software, but I wanted to make sure of something before going out and purchasing expensive media.

    I created a uif file of Kurosawa's Throne of Blood using Magic ISO. The file is 6.95 GB in size and so when I try to burn a DVD-R with it, it says the file is too big. My question is, what options do I have to fix this? Do I simply need a multilayer 8.4 GB DVD-R or is there some other way that I should be going about this? What is the best way to copy DVD's using Magic ISO, as I have purchased the full verson because of its usefulness in the past.

    Any help would be very much appreciated!
     
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    uif file?

    Magic ISO will allow you to create an ISO image file (.iso) of the movie that you can then burn to disk using a free apps called imgburn, DVD decrypter or Magic ISO itself. Now, that file size of 6.95 GB is too big to fit onto a single layer DVD disk (as you found out), you have two options....

    1) Purchase dual layer media
    2) Shrink the file to fit onto a DVD+/-R disk

    There are quite a few applications that will allow you to shrink the file, but a very good free one is DVD shrink. You can get it here:

    Dowload DVDShrink 3.2 freeware
    English dvdshrink32setup.zip 1.04MB

    http://www.mrbass.org/dvdshrink/

    NOTE: Once magic iso creates the image file, open it with shrink (goto:file-->open disk image) and begin the transcoding process. Shrink can also be used to autoburn the file to disk using nero, imgburn, or DVD decrypter. Checkout the guides on use.

    Here are some guides you might find useful
    http://webpages.charter.net/bacitup/

    DVDshrink guides
    http://www.dvdshrink.info/guides.php
    http://forum.digital-digest.com/showthread.php?t=49051
     
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  3. Kyojitsu

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    John, thanks for the help, I really appreciate it! If I opted to use dual-layer media, will Magic ISO burn the image file just as it would burn to a normal DVD-R or is there something additional that must be done when using dual-layer DVD-R's? Also, by chance, do you know if they make any dual-layer DVD-R's that work with LightScribe technology? I have only seen 4.7 GB DVD-R's and DVD+R's on the market using LightScribe up to this point.

    As for the ".uif" file type, it is basically an image file that Magic ISO touts as having certain advantages over ISO files, such as the ability to password protect the image files and other such things. Below is a link to Magic ISO's information page on the file type, in case you were interested.



    Thanks for all of the assistance thus far! Oh, and just to be sure, does DVD Shrink work well on Windows Vista, if you should happen to know that is?
     
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    1. Click [​IMG] to open "Burn CD!" Dialog

    [​IMG]

    2. Choose CD/DVD-Writer

    3. Enter CD/DVD image filename

    4. Choose writing speed.

    5. Click "Burn it!"



    It looks like Magic ISO doesn't provide support for burning to dual layer media, so your stuck using it for single layer disks, unless you use imgburn (a free application/ISO burner) which provides full support.

    Imgburn
    http://www.imgburn.com/

    No, I don't, but I doubt it.

    Yes, Shrink does work with the new microsoft operating system.
     
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