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Burning DVD on mac to be read by PC

Discussion in 'Recording' started by stefhambrook, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. stefhambrook

    stefhambrook Guest

    I need to transfer 7G of audio from a mac to a PC which would otherwise take up 15 or so CD's because of long files which don't split easily.

    Is it possible to burn DVDs on a mac which can then be read by a PC. Will the PC need additional software to read a mac DVD. My mac is compatible with DVD-R. Do PC's generally need DVD+R or is there flexibility?

    Many thanks :w:
     
  2. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    Eardrum,

    i don't think you would run into a problem.

    What SW are you using to burn?

    Do both drives read the same type of disks? Macs currently only support '-' , that may change, but just make sure the PC drive reads '-' and you're set.

    mitz
     
  3. stefhambrook

    stefhambrook Guest

    Many thanks. I'm just burning from OSX (from the OS itself).
     
  4. MisterBlue

    MisterBlue Member

    Have you considered networking the two machines?
    It's the easiest way to go unless, of course, they are in two different locations ...

    Just an idea,

    MisterBlue.
     
  5. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    Good solution MisterBlue. If the machines are co-located, or at least in the same building. Now why didn't I think of that, as I do it all the time?

    Another plus is that the Mac's ethernet port is self-configuring. Meaning, you can just run a Cat 5 cable between the two machines and you have a network. No hubs, routers, switches, etc. to buy. You don't even need a crossover cable.

    If they're not co-located, it could still be done, but then transfer rate would suffer, both computers need to have broadband, you need to set up an FTP server on one computer or the other, etc....

    Eardrum, if you want to try it, gimme a buzz and I'll walk you through it.

    mitz
     
  6. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    Good solution MisterBlue. If the machines are co-located, or at least in the same building. Now why didn't I think of that, as I do it all the time?

    Another plus is that the Mac's ethernet port is self-configuring. Meaning, you can just run a Cat 5 cable between the two machines and you have a network. No hubs, routers, switches, etc. to buy. You don't even need a crossover cable.

    If they're not co-located, it could still be done, but then transfer rate would suffer, both computers need to have broadband, you need to set up an FTP server on one computer or the other, etc....

    Eardrum, if you want to try it, gimme a buzz and I'll walk you through it.

    mitz
     
  7. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Check your format options, you should be able to burn a hybrid PC/Mac data disk.

    :cool:
     
  8. stefhambrook

    stefhambrook Guest

    Thanks folks. The two computers are not in the same place and its a one off so thanks anyway mitz.

    I came across a great way of moving stuff across two macs with a firewire cable: Connect the cable. Boot up the macine you want to transfer FROM whilst holding "T" down (for target). The desktop of the target then appears on the other machines desktop and you can grab whatever you want. Quick and easy.

    Don't know if this works between PC's or Mac to PC though...
     
  9. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    Nope its mac to mac only, and your target mac has to be a B&W or newer, IIRC. Anyone want to correct me on that?
     

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