[thelist] surreal mac/pc website cdrom question

Ben Morrison ben.morrison at dogstardesign.co.uk
Tue Jun 17 07:54:30 CDT 2003

On 17/6/03 1:47 pm, "Scott Harman" <scott at enteractiontv.com> wrote:

> I find that incredibly confusing -
> What gives us a major problem is making video assets available in both
> hfs and iso9660 partitions of the disk.

You can use "shared assets"

A common way to construct a disc for the Mac and PC is as a "hybrid" disc
that has both an ISO-9660 filesystem and an HFS filesystem. To save space,
the data itself is shared by both sections of the disc. This is possible
because the ISO-9660 directory entries use an absolute block offset on the
disc, so they can point at data residing in the HFS filesystem.

There are various applications that will do HFS/ISO-9660 hybrids. Roxio's
Toast for the Mac and "mkhybrid" for the PC are two examples.


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