i want to split and then rejoin a video file larger than 4 gigs

Asked by Genuine Realist

I have an HD file larger than 4 gigs. I'd like to transfer it to an external drive. The drive is FAT32, and cannot be reformatted for practical reasons. Compression techniques will not work, as these files are already pretty well compressed. My thought is to split the file, then rejoin it on the target disk.

What programs or scripts will work here?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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you can use tar to create tarballs of 4Gb. This site gives an example of creating 100Mb files from a 1Gb file but its the same principal:

http://www.simplehelp.net/2009/05/25/how-to-create-a-multi-part-tar-file-with-linux/

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Best Hund (hund) said :
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You could use the archive manager and 7z to split a file.

Just install "p7zip-full": sudo aptitude install Install p7zip-full

Right click on the file and chosse "Create archive" and click on "Other option", there you will find the option "Split in volumes of..".

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Genuine Realist (fdber) said :
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Thank you. The split question is answered, and going nicely. I assume opening the files with Archive Manager will lead tooptins for joining them.