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Who knows MACs and PCs?

Old 05-20-04, 12:07 PM
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Who knows MACs and PCs?

Are MAC and PC discs formatted differently? A friend gave me a DVD with some MAC files and some Quicktime movies he made for class, and I wanted to play them back on my PC. My both of my DVD drive's won't read it, cause I think it's a different format.

Is there a way to create a DVD on a MAC that can be read by both platforms?
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If I create a Data DVD on my PC, will he be able to read it on his MAC?
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Old 05-20-04, 12:27 PM
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Re: Who knows MACs and PCs?

Originally posted by breaux124
Are MAC and PC discs formatted differently? A friend gave me a DVD with some MAC files and some Quicktime movies he made for class, and I wanted to play them back on my PC. My both of my DVD drive's won't read it, cause I think it's a different format.
It's possible to write the DVD in several Mac-only formats.

Is there a way to create a DVD on a MAC that can be read by both platforms?
Write the disc as ISO9660 or Joliet and you won't have a problem. I think UDF works, too, depending on the version of Mac OS. (In other words, I think you'll need OSX to read UDF.)

And If I create a Data DVD on my PC, will he be able to read it on his MAC?
Yes.
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Old 05-20-04, 05:48 PM
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In the past, I've used a utility called MacOpener (IIRC) to read discs that were written on a Mac. Worked pretty well and I think there's a free demo download available.
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