DVD Spanner

What is DVD Spanner?

Do you have large folders full of files you would like to archive to DVD? The default Mac "Finder" interface to burning DVDs requires you to manually split the folder up into 4GB sections so you can burn it to separate disks.

DVD Spanner solves that problem. Just specify the directory of files, and optionally a name for the disks, and it will automatically span the archive across multiple disks.

DVD Spanner also keeps a library of all the files you have burned. Wonder where DSC_1234.NEF is? Just enter the library mode and search for it. It will instantly tell you where you put the file.

DVD Spanner is freeware, meaning you don't need to pay for expensive alternatives. DVD Spanning software for the mac is now free!


DVD Spanner version 1.3

Note: DVD Spanner does not work on Lion. This is due to incompatibility with the underlying library (called CamelBones). Unfortunately the author of CamelBones passed away and so I now have to port DVD Spanner to another framework completely, which is a large and potentially slow task.


Version 1.3
  • Performance improvements
  • Stability improvements
  • GUI cleanup
Version 1.2
  • Slight user interface change to tidy things up
  • Ability to only burn selected disks of an archive, in case one or a few disks of your burn failed for some reason
  • Option to enable console debugging
Version 1.1
  • Now works on Leopard and Snow Leopard
  • Known not to work on Tiger - please download version 1.0 below if you require a Tiger version.
Version 1.0
Note: In the "About" box this displays version "0.2" which is an error, but can be ignored.
  • DVD Spanner now stores a searchable library of all archived files so that you can always find your files
  • Minor cosmetic improvements
  • Some bug fixes to how the display is updated
Version 0.2
  • Support multiple media sizes (CD, DVD or DVD-DL)
  • Create the disk structure purely in memory rather than building up a mirrored filesystem in temporary storage.
Version 0.1
Initial Release to the public


If you like DVD Spanner, please let the author know: mailto:matt@sergeant.org.