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    mkv file burn to disc?

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    mkv file burn to disc?
    I searched for a topic on this issue and while I found some good stuff for future reference I did not find a Q&A to this issue:

    Recently I upgraded my OS and in spite of placing my back ups on another drive the OS disc updated the back up drive too. I lost everything - mkv files included.

    Usually, I place such info on disc and store it, but the mkv files are too large to fit on a single disc. The loss could have been prevented if there was some way of burning an mkv file to more than 1 disc. Anybody know how that could be done?

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    mkv file burn to disc?

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    Why not just get a cheap external drive that you don't tie into time machine - format it for HFS+ (since chances are it will come formatted either fat32 or ntfs) and copy all of your mkv's and other video files there. I keep all my mkv/avi/wmv files on drives separate from my system drives - and considering how cheap they are, it'd be a lot cheaper then DVDs in the long run...
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    mkv file burn to disc?

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    the regular way of burning videos to disc is :
    first, convert the video file to a dvd format, vob for example. u can try handbrake to help u
    then, burn the vob to disc, nero will help u

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    mkv file burn to disc?

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    I'm thinking the OP may want to keep the mkv files in native format. Let's face it - if they were just DVD quality mkv's, you could easily fit 2-3 on a single DVD, but if they were HD mkvs, 5-6mbps 720p or 9-14mbps 1080p, the resulting files would be too big to fit on DVD, and of course, the quality loss of going from HD to DVD...
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    mkv file burn to disc?

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    The loss could have been prevented if there was some way of burning an mkv file to more than 1 disc. Anybody know how that could be done?
    Anybody?

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    You can't split an mkv file at all, so no way of getting it on one or 2 discs, though it may work in Toast, you would have a swine of a job joining it again!
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    mkv file burn to disc?

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    I still don't see where the problem would be in getting another external USB hard drive that you don't associate with time machine, that way an OS upgrade would not affect it since time machine wouldn't mess with the data on a drive not associated with it.
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