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Compressed option for Data disks does not work



This option has not worked for several versions. When is it going to be fixed?





1. Set up a Data CD, Mac Only. Select compressed option. Load more files than an uncompressed CD can hold.


2. Press record, message comes back saying there is not enough room on the disc.


3. Choose Save as Disc Image from the menu, Toast saves your files in a .dmg that should have comfortably fit on the CD-ROM.




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What isn't working? After you Save as Disc Image is the resulting .toast file still too big to burn to a CD using the Image File setting in the Toast Copy window?


You choose Save as Disc Image because Toast doesn't know what size the compressed files will be until after they are compressed, so it doesn't know if there will be room on the disc. Some kinds of content, such as jpegs and mpegs, can't be compressed because they already are compressed.


An alternative approach is to select the folders you want compressed in the Finder and choose Create Archive from either the Finer's File or contextual menu. This will create a compressed archive file which you then can drag to the Data window and know how much content will fit on the disc. In this case there is no point in choosing compression with Toast because that was already done during the archiving in the Finder.

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