Read dvds written with sessions(windows) in osx

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  1. cool11 macrumors 65816

    cool11

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    I have almost 2 years since I made the switch to mac.
    One thing I still miss is the windows ability to write dvd's with sessions.
    Osx team thinks is useless such a feature?

    Anyway, I compromised with the lack of this feature.

    But at least, I would like to be able to read disks written with sessions in windows os.

    Is there any way to read them in osx? Any application, any file browser to do it?

    I hope there is a solution.
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I don't believe Windows does this, it requires a seperate program, right? Have you looked into Toast?
     
  3. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    All windows burning apps do multisession writing since the previous decade.
    Windows itself I dont think write multisession. But it can read them even though they were written by third-party apps.

    Osx do not read them at all. There are no burning apps in osx to write multisession disks. Only burnagain recently allows to write sessions only in cdrw and dvdrw(no dvd-r).

    So, I prefer write my dvds with sessions using windows. Because in osx (and its applications) is impossible.

    But at least I would like to be able to read the disk sessions of windows.

    I hope there is a third party app to help me doing it.

    Can you help me find a way?
     
  4. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Toast is a burning app. It does not write multisession.
    And because it is burning app it cannot even help me read sessions.
     
  5. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

    cool11

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    Maybe I can live without burning sessions.

    But I cannot live without even reading them!

    I cannot force all the people not to use them because mac cannot read them!

    The lack of this feature alone, make us use windows whether we like it or not. Sorry osx.
     
  6. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

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    Yes it does, but for CDs only (in version 8 anyway).

    I believe Disk Utility can also write multi-sessions CDs, but am not sure about DVDs.

    OS X can read multi-session ISO9660 CDs just fine - they mount as separate disc volumes. Again I'm not sure about DVDs (i.e. multi-session UDF).
     

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