Dvd Burning through a PC

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  1. elisha cuthbert macrumors 6502a

    elisha cuthbert

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    Is it possible (using toast or disk utility or even finder) to burn a dvd through a windows pc from/on a mac
    I have a 6.12GB dmg with all my business stuff on it and i dont really want to segment it; is what im thinking just the impossible or is there a method to my madness
     
  2. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

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    Can i ask for clarification? You have a dual layer DVD writer in a PC, and you want to share it in a way that you can write the DVD over a network from you mac?
     
  3. elisha cuthbert thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    if its possible to do it that way yes thats what I want to do
     
  4. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

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    Toast can write to remote shared burners it doscovers via Bonjour, but to be honest Im not sure if it will work with one side being a PC. If you want to try it however i would think you will have to share the drive in windows, and install the windows bonjour service. Thats the best I can suggest. What is your network speed? I really wouldn't even attempt it unless you have at least a 100mb connection.
     
  5. elisha cuthbert thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    and where would i get the windows bonjour service installation file?
     
  6. elisha cuthbert thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for that
     
  7. janey macrumors 603

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    i would imagine that unless your network was at least 100/1000mbit and was extremely reliable, it would take forever and be awfully painful and coaster-prone to burn a DVD over a network..
     
  8. elisha cuthbert thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Then what would you surgest
     
  9. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

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    My thoughts exactly, personally wouldn’t even do it with a 100mb network (I’m coaster allergic)

    Took my PC DVD writer and put it in an external firewire case, plug it into any computer and it burns like a dream!
     
  10. elisha cuthbert thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I cant take the PC DVD writer out of the pc because then it would void the warranty and i dont really want to void the warranty on my neighbours computer
     
  11. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

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    ok, here is what i would do then, I gather you have a network between you and your neighbors PC, convert the DMG to a cdr (in Disc Utility convert it to a CD/DVD Master), it will have a cdr extension, just change the extension to iso.
    Then copy the iso over the network to the neighbors PC, most PC burning software should then recognize it and be able to burn it without a problem.

    Found the Disc utility bit on macosxhints btw.

    Cool that you can have a network between neighbors, over here it’s very very illegal.
     
  12. elisha cuthbert thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its not the ilegalities because I always end up going over there and fixing their computer so i set up a protected wireless network and set up remote desktop connection to connect to it when I need to to fix it.
    Thanks for the help I will try this tomorrow
     
  13. gman71882 macrumors 6502

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    ITs not a free option but a DL Superdrive is on sale @ Macsales.com for 49.99!!
    Macsales DVD DL
    An enclosure for it couldnt be any more than $20-30.
    just an option.
     
  14. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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    You will probably want your own burner later, so just get your own like gman says. It will be much less hassle. You can simply burn a DVD, instead of all the machinations you are considering.
     

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