Making a Clone of a CD Using Disk Utility

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Italchef, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Italchef
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    I hope someone can help me...
    I have kids and basically everything gets wrecked in this house. I buy cd's and then like to make copies so that the kids can use them which means that they get destroyed. This way I still have a perfect backup should I need to make another. I used to do this with my old PC and I love my iMac but have made too many coasters and its making my monkey crazy!
    Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

    Mick
     
  2. Nermal
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    1. Insert CD.
    2. Launch Disk Utility.
    3. On the left, there will be 3 CD icons. Click the middle one (probably called Session 1).
    4. Images menu -> New -> Bottom choice.
    5. Give it a name.
    6. Image Format: DVD/CD Master.
    7. Save.
    8. Wait patiently.
    9. Images -> Burn.
    10. Find the image.
    11. Let it write to CD.

    Hope this helps :)
     
  3. virividox
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    if you have some cash lyiing about, toast by roxio is a great program, you can make disc images, burn dvds, vcds, its an overall great cd authorting program, i swear by it.
     
  4. Italchef
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    Thanks guys...one thing:
    I"m only getting 2 cd icons in the window...
    one for the drive
    one for the cd.
    Therefore no icon marked session...
    any ideas?
     
  5. acidrock
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    hey I'm not sure how big your hard drive is but why not just back your music up on your computer? I have on mine, that way if I somehow loose a Cd i can just re burn it. I have all my music on my computer, actually, and I use it as my stero, it's kinda cool, every time I hear a Cd which is like 7-12 hours of the day, I don't need to put one in, and it's easy to make mix Cd's etc. This way you also don't end up burnning your entire collection, god that could kill.
    But I would recommend Toast.
     
  6. Italchef
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    Thanks everyone for posting here and helping me out. I've taken your advice and went out and bought a copy of Toast and the problem has been solved. I had a burning app on my PC but thought that I could do it all with the Mac utility. It is just that though; a utility.
    Thanks again,
    Mick
     

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