Roxio Toast Help: Multi Session DVD's

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  1. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    Hi,

    I am having trouble burning multi-session DVD's (dvd-r) on my intel iMac using Roxio's Toast (v6).

    I have to be missing something here because if I just burn a regular data dvd with some files on, select the burn button and from the advanced tab, the "close disk" checkbox is unchecked (so it leaves the disc open for more sessions.

    Burn the data, eject the disc, pop it back in, and try to burn another session onto it, but it says the disc is not writable!

    I've tried using DAO and TAO, but neither will allow me to continue further sessions.

    Any help here appreciated, otherwise I'm ending up writing small bits of data on multiple dvd-r's which is totally unncessary.

    Thanks
     
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  3. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    I seem to remember having to choose the "mac only" option when burning multi sessions.

    could that be it?
     
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  5. road dog macrumors regular

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    stay far far far away from multi-session DVDs on the mac... the Finder cannot mount them reliably... and even though DB lets you make them, they warn you that they can't always be read.

    toast doesn't let you make them, because the OS can't read them.

    i wouldn't do it if i were you.
     
  6. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Wha??

    I burned my 110 Gig iTunes library with Toast 7. I just dragged the entire library into Toast, and clicked burn. When one disc was done, it asked my to put in another one, and so on and so on..I've gone back and gotten stuff off of those backup DVD's many times, mounts fine, works fine....

    Couldn't have been any easier.

    Maybe i'm not reffering to the same thing you guys are...
     
  7. stoid macrumors 601

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    Indeed you are. They are talking about a DVD that when mounted is more than one disc icon. Multiple disks on a single disc.
     
  8. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    oh ok my bad....

    I've seen those work on my machine with a mountable .dmg

    but I've never tried it with an actual DVD disc.

    So, I'll take your word for it that it won't work.

    sorry for the confusion.
     
  9. dalvin200 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    wow.. so multi-session discs dont work on macs properly? :eek:

    isn't that a big drawback? hmm.. maybe i'll have to get used to always having 4.7GB of data in one go to write!! pretty lame tho, IMO..
     

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