CD-ROM formats

Discussion in 'Programmer Misc' started by Mike, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I'm about to distribute software for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and Mac OS X on the
    same CD-ROM.

    Are there any problems to watch out for?

    Will an ordinary Joliet type CD-ROM work fine?

    Are there other formats I should consider?

    What's best: Should I put the Windows software in one directory and
    the Mac software in another directory or have everything on the root?

    Thanks
    M
     
    Mike, Jul 4, 2003
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  2. Mike

    David Dunham Guest

    In article <u0dNa.19030$>, Mike
    <> wrote:

    > I'm about to distribute software for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and Mac OS X on the
    > same CD-ROM.


    > Are there other formats I should consider?


    Make a hybrid CD.

    This is the only way to have a true Mac experience, with normally-named
    files (no extensions).

    I use Toast to do this.

    --
    David Dunham A Sharp david@SPAM_B_GONE.a-sharp.com
    http://www.pensee.com/dunham/
    "I say we should listen to the customers and give them what they want."
    "What they want is better products for free." --Scott Adams
     
    David Dunham, Jul 4, 2003
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  3. Mike

    Mike Guest

    "David Dunham" wrote:
    >
    >
    > Make a hybrid CD.
    >
    > This is the only way to have a true Mac experience, with normally-named
    > files (no extensions).
    >
    > I use Toast to do this.


    Hmm, can you please explain a little bit more?
    Do you mean that a Joliet CD-ROM wouldn't do the job? Why?
    Why's there a problem with the file names?

    Thanks
    M
     
    Mike, Jul 5, 2003
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  4. On Sat, 5 Jul 2003, Mike wrote:

    >
    > "David Dunham" wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > > Make a hybrid CD.
    > >
    > > This is the only way to have a true Mac experience, with normally-named
    > > files (no extensions).
    > >
    > > I use Toast to do this.

    >
    > Hmm, can you please explain a little bit more?
    > Do you mean that a Joliet CD-ROM wouldn't do the job? Why?
    > Why's there a problem with the file names?
    >

    Mac OS 9 (i can't remember about Mac OS X) can't get the long names out of
    a Joliet CD (at least not without 3rd party software), so you're left with
    8.3 style names.

    Fred
     
    Frederick Cheung, Jul 5, 2003
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  5. Mike

    Mike Guest

    > >
    > Mac OS 9 (i can't remember about Mac OS X) can't get the long names out of
    > a Joliet CD (at least not without 3rd party software), so you're left with
    > 8.3 style names.


    But this is only for Mac OS X, so it doesn't matter if it doesn't work on OS 9.

    I have a feeling, but no facts, that OS X doesn't have any problems to read
    Joliet CD-ROMs. I could to burn one of course and try ... but if somebody
    has tried and knows all the details, please post them.

    M
     
    Mike, Jul 5, 2003
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  6. Mike

    Mike Guest

    "David Dunham" wrote:
    >
    >
    > > Hmm, can you please explain a little bit more?
    > > Do you mean that a Joliet CD-ROM wouldn't do the job? Why?

    >
    > Your Mac users shouldn't need to see the Windows files (and vice versa).
    >


    Ok. I can buy that argument.
     
    Mike, Jul 6, 2003
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  7. Mike

    Sean McBride Guest

    In article <6PTNa.15340$>,
    "Mike" <> wrote:

    > Hmmm, should I have to get Roxio's Toast then. Isn't there any free stuff
    > available, for Mac or Windows, which just takes two disk images and burns
    > a hybrid CD from them?


    I've never tried, but I know OS X comes with CD burning software, and
    I'm pretty sure it can make hybrid disks, but Toast gives much more
    control. I doubt there are any Windows apps that can do such a thing.
     
    Sean McBride, Jul 6, 2003
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  8. Mike

    Pierre Duhem Guest

    On Sun, 06 Jul 2003 16:02:58 -0400, Sean McBride <>
    wrote:

    > I doubt there are any Windows apps that can do such a thing.


    My MacImage (http://www.macdisk.com/macimgen.php3) does precisely that
    on Windows.
    Pierre Duhem
    Logiciels & Services Duhem, Paris, France
    http://www.macdisk.com

    Please remove the X from the address to answer through email
     
    Pierre Duhem, Jul 7, 2003
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