Burnin a large iMovie file onto multiple DVD's.

I have a large iMovie file on my hardrive. I would like to back it up onto a DVD, but it is too large for a 4.7 Ghz DVD. Is there a way to copy the file onto several disks?
Thanks,
Kevin

Disk storage is cheap. For a modest amount of money, you can easily buy an external hard drive that's several times the capacity of a DVD, so I suggest you simply back up your movie file to an external hard drive.
If that option doesn't appeal to you can probably use iDVD to divide the movie file up into chapters, then burn the chapters to different different DVD discs.

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