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TitleCD & DVD Recording for Dummies (ISBN - 0764559567)
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Table of Contents
                            CD & DVD Recording For Dummies, 2nd Edition
	About the Author
	Author’s Acknowledgments
	Contents at a Glance
	Table of Contents
		What’s Really Required
		About This Book
		Conventions Used in This Book
		How This Book Is Organized
		Icons Used in This Book
		Where to Go from Here
	Part I: Shake Hands with Your Recorder!
		Chapter 1: Optical Storage: It’s All in the Pits
			Always Begin with a Definition
			How Is Data Recorded on CDs and DVDs?
			It’s All in the Dye
			Behind the Curtain: Inside CD-RW and DVD Drives
			Love Those Discs: CD-R, CD-R/W, DVDR/W, DVD+ R/W, and DVD-RAM
			What’s Wrong with Tapes, Disks, and Removable Media?
			“ What Do I Need in Order to Record?”
			“ What Kinds of Discs Can I Record?”
			Caring for Your Optical Pets
		Chapter 2: Buying Your Recording Beast
			Internal or External: Thinking Outside the Box
			“ Edna, He Says We Need an Interface”
			The X Factor Explained
			Features on Parade
			Sorry, but It’s Time to Talk CD and DVD Formats
			Software You Just Gotta Have
			Scavenging Fossilized CD and DVD Drives
			Buying Your Drive at the Maze o’ Wires Mall
			Buying Your Drive on that Web Thing
		Chapter 3: DVD Is the Cat’s Meow
			“ Do I Need DVD-R/W, DVD+ R/W, or DVD-RAM?”
			“ Hey — I Can’t Copy ‘ Curse of the Mollusk People’!”
			Weird, Wild DVD Format Stuff
			Additional Toys You Just May Need
		Chapter 4: Poof! You’re a Computer Technician
			Preparation Is the Key
			Installing an EIDE Drive
			Plugging and Playing with a USB Drive
			Running the SCSI Gauntlet
			Installing a FireWire Drive
			“ Um, It’s Just Sitting There”
	Part II: It’s All in the Preparation
		Chapter 5: Letting Loose the Software Elves
			The Windows Tool of Choice: Roxio’s Easy CD & DVD Creator 6
			Burning Up Your Macintosh with Roxio’s Toast 6 Titanium
			Packet Writing Made Easy with Drag-to-Disc
			Introducing the Editors: iMovie 3, iDVD, and Premiere
		Chapter 6: Fine-Tuning Can Be Fun
			Creating Elbowroom
			Checking under the Rug
			Avoiding Fragments
			Avoiding the Unexpected
			Terrific Tips and Tweaks
		Chapter 7: Getting Ready for the Ball
			Picking a Jazzy Format
			“ Disc-at-Once? Track-at-Once? Why Not All-at-Once?”
			Long Filenames Are Your Friends
			The Right Way to Organize Files
			“ Thumbnails? You’re Kidding, Right?”
			Converting Files for Fun and Profit
	Part III: Hang On — Here We Go!
		Chapter 8: Taking Easy CD & DVD Creator for a Spin
			Recording Data: Putting Files on a Disc
			Recording Your Music
			Copying a Disc
			Using a Disc Image
			Using Multisession Discs
			Erasing a Rewriteable Disc
			Project: Developing MP3 Fever
			Project: Archiving Digital Photographs
		Chapter 9: A Step-by-Step Guide to . . . Toast?
			Putting Files on a Disc
			Recording an Audio CD
			Ooh! It’s a Hybrid!
			Let Your Video Do the Talking
			Project: Creating a Temporary Partition
			Project: Recording a Backup DVD-ROM
		Chapter 10: Using Drag-to-Disc: Avoid the Hassle!
			“ Whaddya Mean, I Have to Format?”
			Just Add Files and Stir
			“ Wait — I Didn’t Mean to Trash That!”
			Eject, Buckaroo, Eject!
			Adding Files to an Existing Disc
			Erasing a Drag-to-Disc Disc
			“ Whoops, I Can’t Read This Disc”
			Project: Creating a New-Employee Disc
	Part IV: So You’re Ready to Tackle Tougher Stuff?
		Chapter 11: Heavy-Duty Recording
			It’s Data, It’s Audio, It’s Mixed!
			Doing Vinyl with AudioCentral
			Adding Effects in Sound Editor
			Giving Your Disc the Boot
			Creating an Optical Photo Album
			Recording that MTV Video
			Project: Recording an Album to CD
			Project: Recording a Bootable CD-ROM
			Project: Recording a Mixed-Mode Disc
			Project: Recording a CD Extra Disc
			Project: Recording a Photo Disc
			Project: Recording a DVD Movie Disc
		Chapter 12: BAM! Add Menus to Your Discs!
			Everything Uses Menus These Days
			Designing Menus ( But Not for Food)
			Using HTML for Your Menus
			Mentioning Animation
			Project: Creating a Disc Menu with HTML
			Project: Converting a Text Document to HTML
		Chapter 13: Storing Megastuff with DVD
			What’s Involved in Recording a DVD-R or DVD+ R?
			The Heavy Stuff: Introducing DVD Authoring
			Let UDF Do the Work
			Project: Recording a DVD-R with iDVD
		Chapter 14: Adding That Spiffy Touch
			How Not to Label Your Discs
			Hey, You Can Tell a Disc By Its Cover
			“ Hmmm, Can I Label with Duct Tape?”
			Project: Creating Jewel Box Inserts
			Project: Creating a CD Label
	Part V: The Part of Tens
		Chapter 15: Ten Hardware Troubleshooting Tips
			“ Why, Of Course the Jumper Is Set Correctly!”
			How You Turn Things On Does Make a Difference
			Where Did That Click Come From?
			Your Recorder Wants to Play, Too
			Driving Miss Data
			Keep Your Firmware on the Cutting Edge
			Speed Does Make a Difference
			Leave This Cartridge, DVD-RAM, and Seek Your Fortune
			Take That Cleaning Disc Far, Far Away
			When Your Disc Cries, “ I’m Stuck!”
		Chapter 16: Ten Software Troubleshooting Tips
			Device Manager: Checking under the Windows Hood
			Your Image Can Be Everything
			“ Hey, Your Session’s Open!”
			“ Captain’s Log, Stardate, Uh — Hey, Spock, What Day Is It?”
			Don’t Use Dated Software
			Validation Is a Good Thing
			In Case of a Disc Loading, Please Notify Windows Immediately
			Slow It Down, Speed Racer
			When All Else Fails, Reinstall!
			Overdoing Overburning
		Chapter 17: Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague
			Antique USB 1.1 Drives
			“ Holy Aqueous Tragedy, Batman!” ( Avoiding Liquids)
			A Bad Labeling Job Is Worse than No Label
			Copy Protection Works
			Don’t Settle for a Tiny Buffer
			“ We Interrupt This Network Recording. . . .”
			How Slow Is Too Slow?
			Give Those Discs a Home!
			Putting the Worthless in High-Tech Cleaning
			Keep ’ Em Cool
		Chapter 18: Ten Nifty Programs You Want
			Final Cut Pro
			Musicmatch Jukebox Plus
	Part VI: Appendixes
		Appendix A: Recorder Hardware and Software Manufacturers
			Recorder Manufacturers
			Recording Software Developers
		Appendix B: Glossary
Document Text Contents
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by Mark L. Chambers





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To create a hybrid disc, follow these steps:

1. Gather the Mac-only files you want to record and move them to a sep-
arate volume (either a separate hard drive partition or a removable
disk, like a Zip disk or a temporary partition, which I show you how
to create in the next section).

If you have any files that should be visible on both Macs and PCs, copy
them to the volume as well.

2. Double-click the Toast icon on the desktop to launch the program.

3. Click the Data button at the top of the screen.

4. Click the Advanced button in the Disc Options drawer, and then
select the Custom Hybrid option. Toast displays the screen shown
in Figure 9-4.

If you’re just looking for a single disc offering one set of files that both
types of computers can read, eschew the Custom Hybrid format: Instead,
click the Basic button on the Disc Options drawer and choose the Mac &
PC option. This format creates a simple cross-platform disc that can be
read on both Macs and PCs. A Mac & PC format disc is only suitable for
sharing simple data files. Unlike a true hybrid disc, a Mac & PC format
disc doesn’t support any operating system specific features for either
type of computer.

5. Click the Select Mac button.

Figure 9-4:

of a Mac/PC
hybrid disc.

161Chapter 9: A Step-by-Step Guide to . . . Toast?

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6. From the Select Volume dialog box, click the volume that you created
in Step 1 in the list and enable the Optimize on-the-Fly check box.
Click OK to return to the main screen.

7. Click the Select ISO button to display the ISO 9660 dialog box, as shown
in Figure 9-5.

8. Drag and drop to the ISO 9660 dialog box the files that should be read
on the PC.

You can click on the CD title or a folder name to rename it — files are
automatically renamed to conform to the ISO standard. Click the New
Folder button to add a new folder, and feel free to drag files and folders
around to rearrange your ISO layout.

9. After you’re finished adding ISO files, click the Settings tab. From the
Naming drop-down list box, select Joliet (MS-DOS + Windows), which
allows long filenames. Click Done.

10. Okay, let’s burn this puppy! Choose File➪Save As Disc Image. Toast
prompts you for a location to save the image file. (I generally pick the
desktop because it’s easy to find.) Click Save to create the image.

11. Click the Copy button at the top of the screen. This time, select the
Image File button from the Disc Options drawer.

12. Click the Select button, choose the image you created in Step 10, and
click Open.

13. Load a blank disc into your recorder.

14. Click the Big Red Record Button.

Figure 9-5:
Yes, Mac
folks can

cate with

PC folks —

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