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Author Topic: IDEA: DVD File Arranger  (Read 3093 times)

justice

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IDEA: DVD File Arranger
« on: March 09, 2007, 05:08:51 AM »
I have several DVDs worth of projects that I would like to backup to DVD. I would like to see a coding snack that can sort (grouped by folder) files into multiple folders of a fixed max-size, in a way that all folders all as full as possible. It would be excellent if I could specify the max-size of each output-folder to make it flexible (CD-R, DVD-r, or X MB etc.) It might exist already but I cannot come up with the right search query.

It's a little hard to explain so please see the example below. Say i've got the following projects:
  • Project a: 100mb
  • Project b: 10mb
  • Project c: 60mb
  • Project d: 40mb
  • Project e: 20mb
  • Project f: 120mb
Now I want to back them up on my special 150MB discs, what projects should I put on which disc to use the least amount of discs?
I'd run the program and it would move the folders around the output could be:
Folder '01': project b,e,f (150mb)
Folder '02': project a,d (140mb)
Folder '03': project c (60mb)


What do you think? Thanks for your time, Sander
« Last Edit: March 09, 2007, 05:14:50 AM by justice »

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Re: IDEA: DVD File Arranger
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2007, 05:48:59 AM »
Seems I've solves my own problem! Burn to the brim

With http://www.frogaspi....ownload.htm#frogaspi for the dll it needs (dump it in system32)

bttb2main.png

[edited to attach picture to post - rather than link externally]
« Last Edit: March 09, 2007, 07:44:57 AM by mouser »

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Re: IDEA: DVD File Arranger
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2007, 06:42:59 AM »
Oh, nice.

I found a python script that would do the sorting, but it was quite limited compared to Burn to the brim. Thanks for finding this app :)

PS: dropping files in system32 isn't always such a good idea, you can drop it in the folder where you install BTTB instead.
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Re: IDEA: DVD File Arranger
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2007, 08:13:51 AM »
Now i'm just looking for an app that generates a nice cover based on the root folders... any idea?

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Re: IDEA: DVD File Arranger
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2007, 09:03:33 AM »
 ;D
After some help from a colleage and 2 hours of browsing I can present:
http://www.snapfiles...or/covercreator.html
http://www.spadixbd....etools/jdirprint.htm

Use the directory printer to get a list, copy the part that matters into the Covercreator software as a backcover, add details, and print.  :Thmbsup: