[thelist] surreal mac/pc website cdrom question

Scott Harman scott at enteractiontv.com
Tue Jun 17 07:58:21 CDT 2003

Thanks very much all - 
Will see if mkhybrid makes a difference  -
Don't quite know why I didn't think to check cdrfaq.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Morrison [mailto:ben.morrison at dogstardesign.co.uk] 
Sent: 17 June 2003 13:55
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [thelist] surreal mac/pc website cdrom question

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

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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