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  • #261856
    Profile photo of sleepycatsleepycat
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    Hi all,

    As a freelance photographer, I frequently have to burn the jpeg image files onto

    DVD (using Windows Vista) for my clients. But when my client who uses Apple Mac computer tries to

    open the jpeg files on the discs, they cannot be opened, due to some compatibility issue?

    Any advice as to how to enable the files to be opened in Mac?

    Thanks a zillion in advance for any advice and help!

    #280591
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    theorectically it should work if you don’t add frills like slide shows etc, just straight files in a simple folder name. I don’t own a mac, though. Han could help.

    But perhaps you can try picasa to do the burning to try out? It’s a pretty cool free software from google, I use it to burn discs for various people of different tech know-how.

    http://picasa.google.com/

    Cheers,
    PTLee

    #280593

    Darren,

    JPG save in media (DVD, CD, Thumbdrive, HDD, etc) should work on Mac. I am using both and I have no problem. Phek Thong is correct, the slideshow saved by some software, e.g. ACDSEE with exe file type, will not work on Mac.

    Cheers,
    SC

    #280627

    Darren,

    Forgot to mention, to do a slideshow for both Window and Mac I will suggest to do them into a video format such as quicktime or MPEG or flash format so that it can be viewed by both camps.

    Cheers,
    SC

    #280641
    Profile photo of sleepycatsleepycat
    Member

    hi SC,PT,thanks for the advice thus far. :smile:

    #280660
    Profile photo of hanYeo, Wee Han
    Spectator

    Darren,

    Not a slideshow right? It should work just fine. Is there an option "for Mac and Windows" in your burning software? I have it in Toast Titanium (mac version) and its checked by default. But frankly if it was just plain data, I would think there should not be any issue.

    For a slideshow, I use Proshow Gold (Windows) and it works a charm. On my Mac, I just use Final Cut Pro which is my video editing software. Whatever it is, output as a Quicktime movie and it will work fine on both platforms.

    Cheers

    Han

    #280685
    Profile photo of sleepycatsleepycat
    Member

    thanks Han for offering me some solutions…good for me to know….

    I think the incompatibility with Apple could be due to the file FORMAT one chooses when one burns the data onto the dvd. There is a "Mastered" format and there is a "Live File System" format (which itself is divided into various versions that can be chosen at the point of data burning)…see below screen capture.

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    #280702
    Profile photo of hanYeo, Wee Han
    Spectator

    Darren,

    No problem. What software are you using for the burning?

    Cheers

    Han

    #280708
    Profile photo of sleepycatsleepycat
    Member

    Darren,

    No problem. What software are you using for the burning?

    Cheers

    Han

    the built-in burning facility that comes with Win Vista.

    #280728
    Profile photo of hanYeo, Wee Han
    Spectator

    Ok Darren. I have a unexplored Vista laptop at home so I will burn a disc and try to read it on my mac. If it works, I will post the settings I used. If it doesn’t….I will remain silent…. :ashamed:

    Cheers

    Han

    #280740
    Profile photo of PixarPixar
    Spectator

    Hi Darren,

    I would think this is Vista in-build burner issue. You can try using another software to burner DVD. There are many free burner available in the web, just google "free DVD burner".

    #280757
    Profile photo of sleepycatsleepycat
    Member

    hi Alvic,
    Thanks for the pointer!:)

    #280758
    Profile photo of sleepycatsleepycat
    Member

    Ok Darren. I have a unexplored Vista laptop at home so I will burn a disc and try to read it on my mac. If it works, I will post the settings I used. If it doesn’t….I will remain silent…. :ashamed:

    Cheers

    Han

    ok good idea Han…thanks and hope I hear a result! :)

    #280759

    Darren,

    I think you are right about Mastered File System and Live File System Format, see this short article:
    http://conradc.wordpress.com/2008/04/28/cannot-read-cd-or-dvd-from-windows-vista/

    Cheers,
    SC

    #280765
    Profile photo of sleepycatsleepycat
    Member

    Darren,

    I think you are right about Mastered File System and Live File System Format, see this short article:
    http://conradc.wordpress.com/2008/04/28/cannot-read-cd-or-dvd-from-windows-vista/

    Cheers,
    SC

    thanks SC. Your article hit the nail on the head, so to speak. i will e-mail the link to a few concerned parties!

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