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Hello. For the first time I'm creating a cross platform CD and looking for a little advice. I realise that the Xtras and any linked dir files can be accessed by both projectors. My query comes to the actual burning of the CD. Is it best to get the Mac projector onto a Mac and burn the CD from there as PC CD's also run on Macs? Any advice would be great. Many thanks for your time. Meeesta....

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    Hello.

    For the first time I'm creating a cross platform CD and looking for a little advice.

    I realise that the Xtras and any linked dir files can be accessed by both projectors. My query comes to the actual burning of the CD. Is it best to get the Mac projector onto a Mac and burn the CD from there as PC CD's also run on Macs?

    Any advice would be great.

    Many thanks for your time.
    Meeesta.


    meeesta webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    > I realise that the Xtras and any linked dir files can be accessed by both
    projectors.

    Not the xtras! The xtras are different for Mac and PC.
    > My query comes to the actual burning of the CD. Is it best to get the Mac
    projector onto a Mac and burn the CD from there as PC CD's also run on Macs?

    Use Roxio Toast on the Mac to burn. It has the ability to write hybrid CDs which
    have both ISO/Joliet and HFS portions.

    Andrew

    Andrew Morton Guest

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    The best way is to make hybrid cd on with a burning program on the mac.
    The easy way is (if the project < half a cd size) to burn a pc version and a mac version on a mac on one cd.


    comrate webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Thanks for getting back to me.

    You say burn PC version, would I burn the Pc version on a PC machine, and then on a seperate session, on a Mac burn the Mac version?

    Or do I get the PC files/projectors onto a Mac and burn a hybrid CD from there. If I burn a hybrid CD do all file names have to be 7 characters or under? Lastly would any CD burning software do on the Mac or do have a specific brand in mind?

    Cheers,
    Meeesta




    meeesta webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    bring your projects on the mac. Burn it there. You can choose for hybrid in the burning program.
    The easy way is: do on the pc format the whole pc project and on the mac format the whole mac project.

    the difficult way is to share the dxr files etc.

    greetings


    wouter van der lucht
    [email]w.vdluchtchello.nl[/email]
    comrate Guest

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    [url]http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/mmckelve/Training/hybrid.html[/url]


    wouter van der lucht
    [email]w.vdluchtchello.nl[/email]
    comrate Guest

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    sorry was not a good link. The program you have to use is toast or roxio.
    [url]http://www.roxio.com/en/support/toast/toasthybrid.jhtml[/url]


    wouter van der lucht
    [email]w.vdluchtchello.nl[/email]
    comrate Guest

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    Thanks for the reply Andrew, "Not the xtras! The xtras are different for Mac and PC."

    I'd unfortunately already done a burn and discovered this. Lesson learned and a disc in the bin.

    Cheers,
    Meeesta


    meeesta webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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