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.dmg From Idvd Loses Dvd-rom Contents Burned Through Toast

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I created a .dmg (disk image) in iDVD containing a movie and a folder of photos in the DVD-ROM section.

 

I burned the DVD in Toast 7.1.3 because it makes it so easy to do mass copies. In Toast, I chose "Copy--Image File" and selected the .dmg that was created with iDVD.

 

When mounted on my desktop, the .dmg contains the folder of photos. I just assumed that they were making it to the burned DVD's. After burning 63 copies, I discovered that the burned DVD was MISSING the entire folder of photos that had been placed for DVD-ROM access.

 

Needless to say, I was VERY frustrated. It's too late to fix it now, I'm just giving them the DVD and telling them that the pictures are not on it like I thought.

 

However, I'd like to avoid this problem in the future. I did this last year with our end-of-year slideshow and it worked fine.

 

How could the .dmg contain the folder, but the burned DVD from the .dmg have it missing?

 

I'm running the programs on my MacBook running 10.5.6.

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I learned the same thing in a similar way. That's the way it is. Toast does not include the data when burning a disc image containing a VIDEO_TS folder. To do what you want in Toast 7 you need to mount the disc image, choose the DVD-Rom (UDF) setting in the Toast Data window, click New Disc (and name your disc), drag in the contents of the mounted disc image and then burn from the Data window.

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I learned the same thing in a similar way. That's the way it is. Toast does not include the data when burning a disc image containing a VIDEO_TS folder. To do what you want in Toast 7 you need to mount the disc image, choose the DVD-Rom (UDF) setting in the Toast Data window, click New Disc (and name your disc), drag in the contents of the mounted disc image and then burn from the Data window.

 

Thanks tsantee. I must have done it a different way last year and forgot. Isn't it logical that it should burn exactly what's on the Disk Image (.dmg)? Is this a bug in Toast 7 or is there a legitimate reason for it to work this way?

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Thanks tsantee. I must have done it a different way last year and forgot. Isn't it logical that it should burn exactly what's on the Disk Image (.dmg)? Is this a bug in Toast 7 or is there a legitimate reason for it to work this way?

I don't know the technical reason why data within disc images isn't burned along with a VIDEO_TS folder. I can't say if it is a bug or something else. Once you know about this limitation the workaround isn't too much of a hassle.

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