Other than Toast

Discussion in 'iMac' started by wchong, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. wchong macrumors 6502

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    what other program could I use to burn? could you please list if they are freeware or shareware! thanks
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    What are you trying to burn? CD images, DVD images, Audio CD's, data discs, etc.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This one is great: Burn

    But it does really depend on what you want. iDVD is great for burning video DVDs. iTunes is great for burning mix discs. Finder is sufficient for burning basic data discs (but doesn't do multisession easily). So it really depends. But Burn is a nice simple one that does a lot of things for free. :)
     
  4. clindner macrumors regular

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    This is a question I just came across as well. I haven't had an issue with burning files or images so far, as I've been using the Disk Utility, or whatever its called.

    What I do lack is a program that can print CD labels. Not the square inserts, but something to print directly onto the Fellowes or Neato or Avery CD stick-on labels. I presume Toast has this, but I'm guessing that Burn does not.

    The shareware programs I've run across seem to be a bit buggy.
     
  5. Am3822 macrumors 6502

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    Slightly off-topic

    Slightly off-topic, but are multi-session dvds supported under OS X?

    I have encountered some problems in that area, and according to what I've managed to find on the web, OS X does not support multi-session dvds (or, at least, multisession dvds burned under windows, based on my exprience).
     
  6. wchong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    for example, how do i rip a dvd and make a dvd?
     
  7. Savings macrumors member

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    Although it's a beta, if you're looking for a very simple way to burn files, Disco seems to be pretty easy to use.

    By multisession, do you mean CD re-writables or data spanned across multiple disks?
     
  8. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Use a program like "Mac The Ripper" to rip (unencrypt) a DVD.

    To burn it, you can use a lot of programs. If the DVD you ripped needs to be shrunk to fit on a single-layer DVD, a program called Toast is commonly used. If you don't need to shrink it, you can use OS X's built-in burning.
     
  9. Am3822 macrumors 6502

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    By multi-session I mean a disc (cd/dvd) which had been written to several times -- not the whole 4G at once. This is very useful when backing-up small chunks of data (less than 1G at a time).
     
  10. wchong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    as far as the built-in burner, if I have a dual layer disc and i wanna burn the full quality after ripping the disc, how would i do it?

    do i use finder, create a new burn folder, make the video_ts, and audio_ts folders and add all the files there?

    Also, is there another program that can shrink the dvd other than toast? i just don't like to see how toast is about the only program out there which leads to the distributor hike up the prices.
     
  11. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    On the DVDs that I've used Mac the Ripper to rip, it created the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders for me automatically. I just dragged those to a burn folder (in Finder) and clicked the Burn button.

    I don't know of a non-commercial way to shrink a ripped DVD to fit on a single-layer DVD.
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't know of a way that preserves the original structure of the disc. Depending on why the disc is so big, you might be able to use MTR to only rip the parts you want (i.e. get rid of some titles) and burn it back, but I've never done that. You could certainly also rip it via Handbrake, etc, and then re-burn that (e.g. using Burn or iDVD), but then you would lose the menus, the special features, etc, etc.
     
  13. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    Finder will not create the correct structure for the DVD to be read in a set-top DVD player.

    What you need to do is create a DVD image with DVD Imager then use Disk Utility to burn.
     
  14. MudLake macrumors newbie

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    I recommend that you shop around for a sale on Toast. That program does many things and does them so easily that you'll quickly appreciate that you spent the money and avoided all of the various learning curves and frustrations that you'll likely have with other solutions.
     

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