DiscSpan is a tool that will take a large directory full of files and automatically burn a series of DVDs to near capacity, without the need or hassle of creating individual ISOs or moving files around. It is geared more towards smaller files such as music and photos, as it cannot span a file across multiple discs.
DiscSpan prompts for the directory you'd like to back up, the device to use to burn, and the speed at which to burn. It analyzes the files and calculates how many DVDs are needed, while making sure no files are greater than the size of a DVD.
running and installing DiscSpan
copy the discscan.py somewhere in your path. run discspan.py.
You will be prompted for the directory you'd like to backup, the device you want to use to burn, and the speed at which you will burn.
The program will then analyze the files and calculate how many DVDs are needed as well as make sure no files are greater than the size of a DVD itself.
If you run discspany.py with the "test" argument, it will perform a test burn.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· The "--test" option was broken in 0.2.1 and has been fixed.
· The tray is no longer ejected when --test or --iso-dir options are used.
· The drive/media detection code was cleaned up a little and more meaninful output was added.
· The "--skip-big" option was added to optionally skip files that were too big for ISO 9660 or recording media (CDs) instead of exiting.
· Logic was added to try to predict ISO file system size to reduce the need for the --size-factor option.