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Burning PC-compatible CDs

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by CaNMaC, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Greetings for the New Year!

    Down to business... As a recent switcher, I work between my 12" PB and a PC. Today I discovered that the CD I burned on the Mac was not receognized by the PC (this is the first time I'm transferring files this way). It's a multisession CD that I burned, which has .jpg and .pdf files. Is there something I have to do when I burn the CD to make sure it is PC compatible, or is this not a normal occurrence? Thanks very much for your help!
  2. macrumors 68000


    I use Toast Titanium, because it has a choice to burn a Mac-Only CD or a Mac-PC CD. If you have access to Toast, I highly recommend it, because I find it much better than burning with the Finder.

  3. macrumors 68020


    Ditto on the Toast tip - works every time for me - not sure even how to do a PC/Mac disk from the desktop as I use Toast every time.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Disks made using the Finder are suposed to be hybrid disks that can be read by Macs or PC's. I've never had a problem reading the disks I burn from the Finder on a PC. I do prefer to use toast though as it does give me more options so I'd use it if it's available.
  5. macrumors G4

    Norouzi is correct. CDs burned using the Finder are cross-platform by default.
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  7. macrumors newbie

    Thanks for your responses. I tested a single session CD burned on the Mac in a PC and it was read correctly. So, the conclusion is, as some have mentioned, that single session CDs burned in OS X are compatible with PCs, but multisession CDs are not. Thanks, again.
  8. macrumors member

    MAN! Think if iTunes could do that!

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