Burning Multisession DVDs

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  1. swiftflo macrumors regular

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    What's the matter with Apple, don't they know there is such things as DVDs . I have quite a lot of DVDs from my day's with a PC, but now I have a iMac I don't seem to be able to use them except for 1 time recording. Say for accounting , if I use the disc utility I cannot use them more than once and the same with Roxio Toast. If the backup is only 39mb that is an awful waste of a DVD to only use it once.

    Alternatively am I wrong with my approach's to use more than once ?.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    What you are talking about is called "burning multi-sessions".
    For CDs (no apostrophe) and Disk Utility: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=DiskUtility/10.5/en/duh1749.html

    For DVDs and multi-session burning: http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-193587.html

    For Toast:

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    Further reading: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=847101


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  3. swiftflo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your reply.
    Yes I can get the Toast window open that you have shown and this will work with a CD-R, but it does not work with a DVD. That is my point, I would like to burn multisession on a DVD, which as you know holds more data.
     
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    As you can see from this slightly older thread I linked to in my first reply, Finder does not really like multi-session DVDs.
     
  5. swiftflo thread starter macrumors regular

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    In that case I think Apple should get their act together and make it so that DVDs can be used for multisession. After all I understood that the mac was supposed to be the "ultimate", for computing.LOL
     
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    That might be true, but as I gather from my experience, not many people use multi-session burning with CDs and DVDs anymore due to USB flash drives and other more reliable and cheaper media.

    If you want, you can give Apple feed back here: http://www.apple.com/feedback/ .

    Also know that burning 36MB (example) to a CD or DVD with the help of multi-session will take up more than 36MB on the CD/DVD due to the process needing to burn additional data on it. But as I haven't burnt a multi-session CD in more than five years, I don't know how much storage that extra data takes away.
     
  7. swiftflo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Many thanks for your very understandable reply.
     

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