Burn Windows-compatible DVD-R?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by notjustjay, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. notjustjay macrumors 603

    notjustjay

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    #1
    Hi,

    Sorry if this is answered elsewhere (it probably is...), the search function in the forum just doesn't like me.

    So I have a bunch of JPEGs (a LOT) from my new Nikon D70. I want to burn them onto a DVD-R. When I do this (drag-and-drop through Finder) I get a DVD-R that is burnt using the Mac OS Extended file system, meaning it works just fine on my Mac but my PC and DVD player don't recognize it.

    When I burn CDs, they mount on PC's just fine.

    Is there any way to get the Finder to burn DVDs that are Windows-readable? I don't want to have to buy Toast or some other application. I'm using Panther 10.3.9.

    Thanks..
     
  2. xsedrinam macrumors 601

    xsedrinam

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    Dose Disk Utility have and "advanced' Option where you can select both format compatibility? Don't have it readily available; I'm pretty sure Toast offers this feature but notice you don't wish to get Toast.
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  3. notjustjay thread starter macrumors 603

    notjustjay

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    Well, I'll get Toast if it's the only way to do this, since this is a pretty important feature to me. Still, I would have thought this is one of those things that would "Just work". The Finder's burn dialog even says "The disc can be used on any Mac or Windows computer" -- which seems to be true of CDs but not DVDs.
     
  4. DrRock macrumors regular

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    similar question

    Why is it so hard to backup to DVD-R? I've tried several times to backup a folder to DVD-R, and I keep getting "this disc cannot be verified". What does this mean? I follow the insructions from the help menu. I've tried to do it through disk utility, and finder. Am I just doing it wrong?
     

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