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nerocmd

Discussion in 'Nero discussion' started by Zombie8u, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. Zombie8u

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    I new to using nerocmd so I dont know all the tricks what I want to do is burn a directory using a batch file the problem is the directory is too big for a single DVD is there a way to burn on multi discs.
     
  2. Indochine

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    If you are happy with QBasic you could write a program to move no more than 1 DVD worth of files into a each of a series of subfolders, when each one is full, shell out and invoke Nerocmd to burn the disk. The program could include prompts to the user to change disks etc.

    I could write one for you, but not till next weekend.

     
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    Thanks for the offer but I really don't want you to go through the trouble of writing a program for me.
     
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    If I write it (if!) it'll be for myself, because it is an interesting project. If that happens, I'll post it on here. Do you have QBasic?


     
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    Yes I do now just downloaded it after I read your post but I never had any practice programming.
     
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    I think it could be done all in NT batch language. I hope you are running XP or Win 2000?

     
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    Yes I'm running XP
     
  8. Indochine

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    Please send me a PM so I know we can communicate.

    I am working on the program. I have got it to a state where it will look in a folder and count the file sizes and see how many disks you will need.

    I have filled up a folder with a number of test files totalling 9.38 GB and when I run it I get an output like below.

    It doesn't look too good because you can't have monospaced fonts in posts on here.

    My next idea is to get the program to make indvidual sub folders called disk1, disk2, disk3, etc, and then move the files for each disk into them.

    After that you could just manually run nerocmd fromm each folder, knowing that the files will fit on one disk.

    I am working on the limit being the smallest recordable DVD size, DVD-R single layer, which is 4707319808 bytes. (DVD+R is slightly larger)

    You might feel like having the files sorted so that all the smaller files are processed first, or maybe it doesn't matter. You might be using RAR to archive them first, I don't know.

    A nice touch would be to call nerocmd from the program and prompt the user to change disks etc.

    I am hoping that all the files are in one folder and there are no subfolders!!! Also that the files are going to be on a writeable medium like a hard drive with some spare space on it.

    At some point I can post the program code on here and you can copy and paste it into (say) notepad, the save it as a .bas file and load it into Qbasic and give it a trial run, so give me your feedback on how it is so far.

    disk no. filename file size

    disk 1 Testfile-01 106723176
    disk 1 Testfile-02 3899176
    disk 1 Testfile-03 106723176
    disk 1 Testfile-04 3899176
    disk 1 Testfile-05 36952528
    disk 1 Testfile-06 36952528
    disk 1 Testfile-07 318120252
    disk 1 Testfile-08 318120252
    disk 1 Testfile-09 12288
    disk 1 Testfile-10 38912
    disk 1 Testfile-11 5681152
    disk 1 Testfile-12 12288
    disk 1 Testfile-13 12288
    disk 1 Testfile-14 5681152
    disk 1 Testfile-15 38912
    disk 1 Testfile-16 38912
    disk 1 Testfile-17 12288
    disk 1 Testfile-18 38912
    disk 1 Testfile-19 1073709056
    disk 1 Testfile-20 1073709056
    disk 1 Testfile-21 43008
    disk 1 Testfile-22 1025290240
    disk 1 Testfile-23 43008

    disk 2 Testfile-24 1025290240
    disk 2 Testfile-25 43008
    disk 2 Testfile-26 43008
    disk 2 Testfile-27 1073709056
    disk 2 Testfile-28 1073709056
    disk 2 Testfile-29 1073709056

    disk 3 Testfile-30 1073709056
    disk 3 Testfile-31 319666176
    disk 3 Testfile-32 319666176
    disk 3 Testfile-33 11264
    disk 3 Testfile-34 1975
    disk 3 Testfile-35 2342
    disk 3 Testfile-36 33280
    disk 3 Testfile-37 2220
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2007

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