Disk Utility> Image Format?

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by enjel_ice, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. enjel_ice

    enjel_ice Guest

    I tried SEARCHing for any threads about this but wasn't successful.. Pardon me if I overlooked anything, I'm new.. :confused:

    I was following this procedure to burn my first multisession cd (I've only burned cd's in my iBook using iTunes before) but I didn't know what IMAGE FORMAT to use when saving an image (I meant to burn a data cd). Can someone plz explain the differences of the ff:

    1. read-only
    2. compressed
    3. read/write
    4. DVD/CD Master

  2. PatrickGaerlan

    PatrickGaerlan Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 8, 2004
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    Any of them should work if you'll just be using it from within Disk Utility for burning to a multi-session CD. Just confirming, are you using OS X 10.3? I'm asking because the instructions you posted are for 10.3 to 10.3.9. You might also want to try BurnX Free, it's a free app that lets you burn multi-session CDs that are cross-platform.
  3. Gomi

    Gomi Active Member

    May 9, 2004
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    I was about to reccomend the same software ;) since the discs you burn in Disk Utility/Finder/data iTunes are not readable by Windows natively. Not to mention that multi-session burning the Apple way is uncharacteristically Apple, being convoluted and confusing.
  4. ultratramp

    ultratramp Active Member

    Jun 11, 2004
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    two questions come to mind:

    1. is toast capable of burnX's features?
    2. burnX is capable of burning multi-session and deleting CD's and DVD's (according to version tracker)- does this apply to rewritable media or even the regular type?
  5. icetraxx626

    icetraxx626 Active Member

    Sep 26, 2005
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    San Francisco
    Is burnX universal?
  6. enjel_ice

    enjel_ice Guest

    @ PatrickGaerlan

    I'm using 10.4, I just assumed it follows the same procedure as I saw the same buttons. =(

    I wanted to burn a backup of the .dmg's I downloaded, just in case something terrible happens, so I guess I'll be using the same platform..

    I downloaded BurnX Free thou. :) Thanx!

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