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In OSX 10.1, you can use DiskCopy to burn disks, straight from a .dmg image. This makes it possible to duplicate cross-platform CDs properly, and also means you can keep the disk image after you have burned it - a lot more flexible than the standard Burn tool.
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You can also do .iso
Authored by: wallyfoo on Oct 18, '01 02:33:13PM

You can do a pristine iso PC-format dup from disk copy. Happy accident I discovered
when I was burning some images of some Mandrake Linux install disks for my brother.



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Be careful
Authored by: Anonymous on Oct 19, '01 05:33:03AM

I ruined 4 CD's by burning an image that failed. When you first burn from an image, make sure you select the test burn option before burning for the first time. If it burns successfully in test burn mode than you can deselect this option and burn normally through Disk Copy.



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What am I doing wrong???
Authored by: fuzz_ball on Oct 19, '01 11:42:24AM
I saw this blurb last night so I decided to try it out. I grabbed my nearest CD-ROM (a game I own) and I used it as my test. Well, I created a .dmg file (and this may be where my problem is) using disk copy.

First off, the file was 663 MB. I didn't notice this and I attempted to burn to a CDR. 2 coasters later, I noticed the size problem. I then changed the options in Disk Copy to limit the size to 630 MB (it was either that or 1 GB, there was no option in-between). I then created a new .dmg file. It then created 2 .dmg files! The first one was 630 MB the other was much smaller. So I think I do not understand the .dmg creation process correctly. Can anyone provide any tips???

On another note, when I place a blank CDR in my drive, I always get a window asking me to "prepare" the CDR. If I say "No" then Disk Copy doesn't "see" the CDR; if I say "Yes" then it takes up 8 MB "preparing" the CDR. Is this supposed to happen?

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Copying CDs...
Authored by: khaled on Oct 20, '01 03:17:31AM

Hi,

I even use Disk Copy to dulpicate CDs including HYBRID CDs. Just select "Create Image From Device" from the menu and you'll get to image any CD.



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Copying CDs...
Authored by: iamnotmad on Oct 20, '01 01:58:19PM

I cannot get this to work with an audio CD. I cannot select the cdrom drive in the list of devices.
Any tips?



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What am I doing wrong???
Authored by: Areh on Oct 21, '01 04:09:35AM

Hello fuz_bal !

Well, as for your size problem: If the source (the original CD) is larger than 630 MB , but if you limit the size of _one_ Disk Image to 630MB, then Disk Copy will naturely create a second Image in order to "represent" all of the source (the original CD). You see Disk Copy tries to _copy_ your CD. If you don't allow it to do so in one, it'll make it in two. Reducing the maximum size does not imply higher compression :-(
As for "On another note, when I place a blank CDR in my drive, I always get a window asking me to "prepare" the CDR. If I say "No" then Disk Copy doesn't "see" the CDR; if I say "Yes" then it takes up 8 MB "preparing" the CDR. Is this supposed to happen?"
Yes, that's supposed to happen. The "preparing" is essential. The 8MB shouldn't harm you since they're discarded after the burn is finished.
HTH



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VCD copy
Authored by: karrickk on Oct 30, '01 12:41:27AM

I've tried using disk copy to create an image of a VCD from my powerbook g4's built in DVD drive, but i get an I/O error. Anyone else have this problem or know how to fix it?



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