DVD on windows

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Crazycole2001, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. Crazycole2001 macrumors newbie

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    I burned a DVD-R filled with data on my Mac G4 1.25. and when it was completed it showed on my mac that it had all the data but when i brought it to my friends house, he has a PC, it showed up blank... what gives

    Billy
     
  2. mattmack macrumors 6502a

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    Re: DVD on windows

    What format did you use on the disc was it a hybrid or mac only?
    Also what app did you use to burn the disc with?
     
  3. Crazycole2001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i just dragged the items into the dvd... then dragged it into the burn icon in the dock... is there a better way?
    it was the dvd the mac came with
     
  4. mattmack macrumors 6502a

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    I tend to use toast for hybrid data cds I believe it is a function in toast lite available here
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/10289&vid=100874
    I don't have experience with desktop burning since my cd-rww is not supported through itunes, but it would make sense that a mac would burn a mac data cd
     
  5. simX macrumors 6502a

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    I believe that data DVDs burned on the Mac using the Finder are always burned in HFS+ format, so your PC won't recognize them. If you want to make a hybrid DVD, your best bet is probably Toast.

    Here's the relevant Apple knowledge base article: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107416
     
  6. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    Do you know what DVD-ROM your PC has? Some can't read DVD-R media.
     

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