Editing a data CD layout is very different in OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mahashel, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. mahashel macrumors 6502

    mahashel

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    Hello all,
    Okay, I'll admit it. When it comes to burning CDs & DVDs I usually use my Windows PC. Not only is it a lot faster than my G4 iBook, but it also has a DVD burner.
    Lately, however, I've been away from my PC and need to burn a number of data CDs using my iBook. Is there something to this that I'm missing? Maybe someone can shed some light on the subject.
    I insert a blank 700MB CD. I then drag folders full of mp3s (off of a USB external HDD) into the blank CD window. Here's where the tricky part gets me...
    It makes aliases of these folders in the blank CD-burner window. This is all well and good, but let's say I drag too much data onto it and attempt to exceed the capacity of the disk. At this point, rather than deleting entire folders, I'd like to remove individual files (hand-pick less desirable songs and pull them off the burn list). If I drag individual files out of the blank CD-burner window and drop them in the trash, it looks like it's actually moving the original files off the HDD and into the trash folder!
    On the PC, the burner window is more like a staging ground where files can be added, moved or removed without altering the filesystem the files are sitting on. In 10.4, it looks like deleting individual files from the burn list actually removes them from the source drive. OUCH!
    Any thoughts? Is there a slick way around this? ..or do I really need an app like Toast if I'm going to do any serious burning?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Objectivist-C macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't.
     
  3. mahashel thread starter macrumors 6502

    mahashel

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    I'll have to try it again when I get home from work.
    The file disappears from the original source window if I delete it from the CD burn project. I guess I've been too chicken to see what happens next! ;)
    I'm not a fan of losing data due to my misunderstanding a software "feature". heh
     

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