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New To Mac And Toast, How To Use

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I have a Windows 7 install disk in a 3rd party Blu-Ray player (Buffalo BDXL). When I start Toast on the iMac, my only choices are to create a data disk. But I don't want to create a disk, I want to read what's already in the Blu-Ray player and do something with it (create a .iso image from it). So how do I tell Toast to read from a device?

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Mac's don't support playing commercial Blu-ray video discs. There may be a Blu-ray playing application somewhere. Search macupdate.com. You can play the videos on homemade Blu-ray video discs by using VLC Media Player or the Roxio Video Player that is in the Toast Extras Menu, presuming you have the Toast Blu-ray plugin.

 

As for making Blu-ray video discs, that also requires the Blu-Ray plugin which is included in Toast Pro or available for separate purchase from Roxio. It won't allow you to copy videos from commercial Blu-ray discs.

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Okay, I *think* I see what you're trying to accomplish; correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like you want to make a backup copy of your Windows 7 install disc,... is that right? Is there a particular reason why it needs to be in "ISO" format?

 

In any case, Toast appears to have a number of choices, depending on which may work for what you're trying to do.

 

One would be to select the "Data" button in the main Toast window, choose "ISO 9660" from the drop-down menu in that window, "Select..." the (mounted) disc image, and then set the Destination to be "Disc Image".

 

Another would be to select the "Copy" button in the main Toast window, set "Read From" to the (mounted) disc image, and then set the Destination to be "Disc Image".

 

Not sure which of these, if either, would produce a disc image suitable for your purposes, as I don't normally work with ISO images. Personally, just for making a backup copy of a disc, I'd use Disk Utility, create a disc image file from the source, mount the disc image, and then use Disk Utility to burn the backup copy.

 

Hope this helps. :)

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