Burn CD with sound files and "data files"

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Rantipole, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. Rantipole macrumors 6502


    May 24, 2004
    I was wondering how I could burn a CD that both has, for example, and album of sound files, but then also includes the AAC files for those songs.

    I know this technology must exist somewhere. It has to work similarly to, for example, the new Garbage CD which has the album, and then also a video.

    It does not look like iTunes can do this, but I'm not sure. Can Toast do this? I was thinking about buying Toast, and this might tip the scale.
  2. pooky macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2003
    Toast will do this in two ways - either the data will be stored inside an audio track, which makes it compatible with older CD drives, or the data will be stored in a separate session. iTunes will not do this.

    You'll find that Toast will do a lot of things that OS X's built in burning capabilities will not.
  3. wheezy macrumors 65816


    Apr 7, 2005
    Alpine, UT
    I'm shooting from the hip here, I don't have my mac to try it out on....but!

    Can you make two .dmg files? One to burn like a regular CD, but then you also drop the data file .dmg on there too? For instance, if you put in an Enhanced Audio CD, 2 discs actually mount on your drive, one is labeled as the music, the other is the extra features....

    Maybe you do it with 2 partitions....

    I can't remember! I think it would be the same as making a Hybrid CD-ROM to run on both Windows and Mac platforms.......

    And yes, Toast does all this.

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