I've got an external HP CD writer, 8200 series (8230f maybe?). And I have about 20 GB of unbelievably boring video footage (public hearings, alderman speeches, and the like) in various lo-res formats, mostly in .avi saved by someone else. I've got to back these up on CD, never to be seen again. Each of these files are at least 500 mb, and some are too big to put on a CD, but I'm not going to spend hours with a video editor cutting and rendering. I'm perfectly happy if the ends get cut off.
The CD writer won't even start if the file is too big (over 701 mb in these cases). Can I override this? Is there some simple file editor which will chop off the end of the data without the endless rendering process? (I'm thinking of something here like when I download an mp3 and it fails midway, I can still listen to the first half of the song)