Multiple Burn CD-Rs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Haberdasher, May 31, 2003.

  1. Haberdasher macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    I have a friend who burned a CD with a Roxio Easy CD Creator on his windows machine, and he says that he has used a sort of windows multiple burn technology...the ability to burn 1 CDR more than once by progressively filling the CD up. Can I do this on my Mac (finish filling up a CD he has partially burned already on his Windows machine), and how can I get my Mac to recognize the CD he has partially burned? It doesn't seem to be showing up.
  2. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    This is no new technology. CD-R disks do not allow any data to be written over. That is the ONLY difference between CD-R and CD-RW disks.

    For the Mac, you must have Roxio's Toast Titanium (latest version).

    To progressively fill up the CD, as you call it, each progression is simply called a "session". In Toast, set up your data/music (you'll know how to do that when you get Toast), click Record, then click on Write Session. Again, when you purchase Toast, you'll know how to do this.
  3. Haberdasher thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    I actually do have Toast-do you know if I will be able to recognize his CD if he's started to progressively fill up his CD already on his Windows machine, or will Toast not recognize the already started progressive burn?
  4. Schiffi macrumors 6502a


    May 22, 2003
    Well, I think if you import his session it should. Though, cross-platforming the same CD may limit the times you can add to it. But overall it should work.
  5. Haberdasher thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Cool- I'll be sure to try that tomorrow, when I can get my hands on Toast since it's not at my house, and hopefully it'll go off without a hitch.

    Thanks for the help, y'all. :D
  6. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    you can do multi-session burn on OS X without Toast... but it's kind of complicated.

    if you do multi-session burn, each session will show up as a separate CD on the desktop under X but the disc will be unreadable by PCs...

    read: apple knowledge base article #107240.

  7. zarathustra macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2002
    Philadelphia, PA
    I actually like the way multi session works in OSX (except that you have to create a disk image first). When I fill up a CD like that I can tell exactly which burn contains what files, instead of having to worry about remembering which folder contained particular documents. It's personal and subjective. ;)
  8. Fender2112 macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    I use Toast Titanium on my Mac at home (OS9) and EasyCD Creator on a PC at work (xp). The glitch I run in to is that a CD formated with Toast is not recoginzed by the PC. If I format the CD on the PC using EasyCD it is recoginized by both computers. I don't transfer files that often (a spreadsheet or text file once in a while), so I have not bothered to troubleshoot the problem. I just make sure I keep a few EasyCD formated CD's handy.

    On a side note:
    A feature of EastCD is the ability to drag and drop files to the CD just as you would to a floppy (you remember what those are?) or Zip. I never understood why Roxio did not do this for Toast and the Mac.

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