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Ton Van Hest Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
Is there a way to tell Disk Utility to burn a disk using UDF format?
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,655 points)
    For that you'll need software by:

    http://www.softarch.com/us/products/rdvd.html

    Mac OS X has only very sparse UDF support. ISO 9660 is a more common standard for burning CDs.
  • Ton Van Hest Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
    Does you answer imply that it is impossible to burn in UDF format?
  • bdmarsha Level 4 Level 4 (2,585 points)
    I am not sure if you can do this using Disk Utility, but you can burn UDF disks using Terminal. Have a look at the man page for hdiutil (In Terminal type "man hdiutil", space bar for next page, and "q" to quit).

    Because OS X supports UDF, there should be Automator or freeware programs to provide a user interface for burning; perhaps some Googling would reveal them.

    bd
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,655 points)
    Sparse does not mean none at all. It just isn't an option that I've seen in Disk Utility. As the other poster suggested it might be available from the Terminal. However, UDF mounting is not Universal on Mac OS X itself. There are some UDF formats still not supported, hence the reason for Software Architect's additional support. So depending on your UDF format requirements you may need Software Architect's additional support.

    Message was edited by: a brody
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,655 points)
    OK, I've checked with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UniversalDiskFormat
    It appears that only VAT and Spared UDF support isn't there in Mac OS X 10.5, where version 2.5, and 2.6 and write support aren't as solidly there with 10.4.
    So you need access to newfs_udf in 10.5 to create UDF discs from the operating system.
  • Ton Van Hest Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
    To everyone:


    All I want is to be able to write simple, standard, plain Video DVD's which must be in UDF format. So nothing special at all!
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,655 points)
    Most video DVDs are in the format of a DVD Movie. iDVD provides the ability to create such DVDs from iMovie movies. Disk Utility needn't be involved at all. iMovie imports its data from compatible camcorders.

    If you want to make DVDs from other sources that you have property rights to, let us know what kind of source it is.
  • Ton Van Hest Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
    Sorry but why is everyone making this question unnecessary complex? I am greatfull for all the help but most are making this much more complex instead of easier.

    All I want is burn a DVD having 2 folders (video_ts & audio_ts) in the UDF format. I know I can do it with iDVD but this is unnecessarely complex. I know I can do it with Toast and there are other apps available.

    Presently I do nearly all my burning with Disk Utility and I know I could use apps like Visualhub to convert video_ts to .iso and burn the latter with DU and there are a lot of other ways.


    I just expected the I could tell DU burn these files onto a DVD and do that in UDF format. That's all.


    But that apparently is not possible?
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (60,085 points)
    But that apparently is not possible?


    Nope.

    And if you know there are alternatives such as Toast, but aren't willing to use them then I guess you're out of luck.
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,655 points)
    What is the source of that Video_TS and Audio_TS folder? You have yet to tell us you have intellectual copy rights to it. If you don't, nobody here can help you. Terms of use forbid discussing illegal activities.
  • Ton Van Hest Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
    I own the sole intellectual rights!
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,655 points)
    The last method here by shunuk may be the closest you'll get to an answer you might like:

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20070612161317338
  • Ton Van Hest Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
    Brody,

    I am also afraid that it will be the only option. It is a pity since I find DiskUtility for other burning stuff very nice to use.

    Thanks for the help.
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (60,085 points)
    Just out of curiosity... what do you have against Toast? It's a jack of all trades disc burning solution.
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