Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    DakRoland's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 27, 2004
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    48
    Specs:
    MacBook 1.83Ghz Core Duo, 120Gb HD, 2Gb Ram, OS 10.4.11/PowerMac G5 Dual 1.8Ghz, 1.5Gb RAM, 500Gb HD
    'Burning' Question...(sorry for the pun)
    I finally got my PowerMac Dual 1.8Ghz G5 at work. They've now given me the task of burning our setup cds on the G5, but here's the problem...I need to burn hundreds of copies of this CD, and constantly using the Finder to burn disk after disk, naming each one, dragging the files over, clicking Burn each time, is tedious and time consuming. I need to know if there's a simple way to start burning the CDs and only have it prompt me for new disks. I don't think the company will spring for a copy of Roxio Toast, and any of the Shareware or Freeware burning apps are either feature limited, time limited, burn limited, or completely unusable for my task. Does anyone have a simple way to setup something like this?

    Home to the Trading Card Archive, Movie Sticker Archive, The Workbench and More!

    The very existance of the flamethrower proves that somewhere, at some time, someone thought, "You know, I'd really like to light those people over there on fire... but I'm just not close enough to get the job done."

  2. #2

    James's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 27, 2004
    Location
    Pocola, Oklahoma
    Posts
    823
    Specs:
    Mac Pro 2.66 - 4 Gig Ram, iMac G5 2 Gig ram 20"
    Quote Originally Posted by DakRoland
    I finally got my PowerMac Dual 1.8Ghz G5 at work. They've now given me the task of burning our setup cds on the G5, but here's the problem...I need to burn hundreds of copies of this CD, and constantly using the Finder to burn disk after disk, naming each one, dragging the files over, clicking Burn each time, is tedious and time consuming. I need to know if there's a simple way to start burning the CDs and only have it prompt me for new disks. I don't think the company will spring for a copy of Roxio Toast, and any of the Shareware or Freeware burning apps are either feature limited, time limited, burn limited, or completely unusable for my task. Does anyone have a simple way to setup something like this?
    Ya, but it will cost you about $30, will your cheapskate company pay for it? Called Mac Burn, burns multiple disks does iso's etc...

  3. #3

    Macman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 30, 2004
    Location
    San Antonio, Texas
    Posts
    4,374
    Specs:
    PowerMac G4 Cube 450mhz 832mb
    I think disk utility might be able to burn multiple copies of 1 disc.

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Jul 22, 2003
    Location
    Hamilton College
    Posts
    6,999
    Specs:
    20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
    Take one of the completed disks and put it in the computer.

    Open up disk utility (Appliciation -> utilities)

    Go to Images -> New Image
    and click from the CD that shows up in the menue there

    You can now just click that image that will be mounted in disk utility and click burn
    Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System

  5. #5

    DakRoland's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 27, 2004
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    48
    Specs:
    MacBook 1.83Ghz Core Duo, 120Gb HD, 2Gb Ram, OS 10.4.11/PowerMac G5 Dual 1.8Ghz, 1.5Gb RAM, 500Gb HD
    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    Take one of the completed disks and put it in the computer.

    Open up disk utility (Appliciation -> utilities)

    Go to Images -> New Image
    and click from the CD that shows up in the menue there

    You can now just click that image that will be mounted in disk utility and click burn
    Thank you Macman and trpnmonkey41, that is the best bet so far. Preferrably, I'd like it just to burn the disc, eject it and ask for a new disc, and not have me click anything unless I want to stop burning discs..but I'm glad this is much better than my last method.

    James, my company is not a 'cheapskate company' by any measure. We are a small ISP servicing around 7000 customers. We don't have tons of money to spend, and yes, I understand that $30 isn't much. But since I love this company as much as anyone who works here, we try our hardest to save every penny we can. If I can make what I have work without having to buy more for it, all the better. It was great as it was that they purchased me the Mac G5 to begin with. This one machine has replaced 4 others, and added support for a growing segment of OS X users in our area. This was a purchase they wanted to make for over 6 months. They finally did and I'm very excited about it.

    Home to the Trading Card Archive, Movie Sticker Archive, The Workbench and More!

    The very existance of the flamethrower proves that somewhere, at some time, someone thought, "You know, I'd really like to light those people over there on fire... but I'm just not close enough to get the job done."

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Question about burning image to a CD
    By clawhammer in forum Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-03-2007, 12:54 AM
  2. A Burning Question?
    By avroncotton in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-20-2007, 07:37 AM
  3. my burning question
    By psycht in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-10-2006, 11:45 AM
  4. audio feedback (no pun!)
    By ellaym in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-31-2005, 06:09 AM
  5. CD Burning Question
    By plan9 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-12-2003, 11:16 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •