Creating .isos on the Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by CTerry, May 12, 2006.

  1. CTerry macrumors member

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    Hey I wanna create an iso on my Mac. With a copy of Macdrive, I hope to be able to burn isos on my Windows Machine as my iBook's CD Burner has gone a bit dodgy lately. Does anyone know an app or anything that will allow me to create an iso of a disc, or perhaps convert a .toast file to an .iso? (As I have a full copy of toast on here)
     
  2. emaja macrumors 68000

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    Is it already an .ISO file or do you need to create the .ISO?

    If it is already created, just use Disk Utility as described here.

    You can also use Disk Utility to create the image. Launch it, then open file -> new and go from there.
     
  3. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    ISO disk images are only used on Windows. Using Disk Utility makes Mac OS DMG image files, not ISO files.
     
  4. reh macrumors 6502a

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    No they're not. It's the standard file format for sharing images of CDs (windows, linux, etc). The name is just shorthand for the ISO 9660 standard for CDs.
     
  5. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I should have put the word "generally" in there...

    There is very limited support for ISO files on Mac OS. And, as I said earlier, Disk Utility still only will make DMG images. I don't think it will even read ISOs. In fact, I think you need to purchase Toast or use some other third party app to actually do anything with ISOs on a Mac. I don't recall ever successfully reading, creating, or burning an ISO image file on a Mac.
     
  6. Nermal Moderator

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    If you choose "DVD/CD Master" in Disk Utility and feed at an ISO-compliant disk or image, then it will make an ISO image (albeit with a .cdr extension).
     
  7. CTerry thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! That seems to be working!
     

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