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i'm a mac guy, but everyone else i know uses PC. i was just putting some jpgs and mp3s on a cd for my brother, will he be able to use it? what if he makes one for me? it seems like i read somewhere that macs read/write both but PC is PC only. do i need to do anything special? i use toast with a que firewire drive thanks
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[quote]Originally posted by dmazurek: [b]Make it a hybrid disc. I think it's called ISO9660 or something. Toast has a menu selection for it. good luck.[/b][/quote] dmazurek is right. I do this all the time. I make data cds of images and other files on my Mac using Toast and the ISO 9660 format. Opens up on both Macs and PCs, no problems. JOe
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On the Windows side, choose the long file name option when making an ISO9660 CD, or Windows files will end up getting truncated to 8 characters and the 3-letter suffix. Also, I don't think file names can have spaces - something like "My Hit Song" would need to be written as My_Hit_Song. Finally, when going from Mac to PC, remember that there are certain characters you MUST not use, such as slash (/). I can't recall all of them right now, but I think : is invalid also. These have particular meanings to DOS, so if they're inserted in a file name, the end of western civilization as we know it will be upon us.
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