Tutorial how to convert large DAA files to ISO DVD using Windows Freeware DVD2ISO Utility

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Suzanne DeAngelillis, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. As far as I know, below is the only freeware tutorial on the Internet today
    which shows how to convert DAA archives to DVD when the original DAA files
    are larger than 300 kb (even the venerable Wikipedia is wrong on this

    Many thanks to Luigi Auriemma who personally replied to my emails all night
    on Christmas eve to enable me to write this simple tutorial up. If someone
    can fix Wikipedia to let others know of his wonderful solution, we'd be

    Thanks to all (I'll sign off now),
    Suzanne DeAngelillis
    QUESTION (previously not answered on the Internet as far as we can tell):
    How do we convert large DAA files to DVD on Windows using freeware?

    ANSWER (thanks mostly to Bjorn S., Jim S., & especially to Luigi Auriemma):
    0. Download Luigi Auriemma's Windows freeware daa-conversion utility:

    This contains a zip file with source code & a Windows binary:

    1. Point Luigi's dvd2iso to the *first* file in your DAA archive:
    c:\> daa2iso filename.part01.daa output.iso

    This will convert single or multi-part DAA files to a single ISO.
    A single output.iso file image will be the result.

    2. You can burn that ISO image to DVD using Windows ImgBurn freeware:

    This will get you a playable DVD.

    3. Or you can unpack that ISO image using Windows IZArc freeware:

    This will result in the original files that were in the DAA archive.

    ALTERNATE SOFTWARE (not necessarily freeware nor Windows):
    PowerISO (not freeware, especially for large DAA files):
    AcetoneISO (this is freeware, just not windows, works only on Linux):

    REFERENCES (none of which currently outline the simple solution above):

    Any other references we should add, specifically for Mac users?
    Suzanne DeAngelillis, Dec 24, 2007
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    Yes, why go to the trouble of stealing DVDs, if you can't
    find a freeware method, to do it?

    Ken Maltby, Dec 25, 2007
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    sandy58 Guest

    Ken, believe me....it's NO TROUBLE! It's FUN!! :)
    Merry Christmas from Scotland, Ken. :)
    sandy58, Dec 25, 2007
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    Richard Guest

    Hi Suzanne,

    How does one usually create DAA archives? Just curious.

    Richard, Dec 30, 2007
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    koppah Guest

    Thanks for this! Great tip! :)
    koppah, Dec 30, 2007
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    scottmfish Guest

    Suzanne, thanks!!! This is exactly what I needed... and I prefer
    command line vs GUI any day for this kinda stuff, light a fast!

    scottmfish, Jan 27, 2008
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