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Can CD burned on Windows be read by Mac

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I want to create a CD consisting of HTML pages so it can be viewed in a browser.  If I burn it on a windows pc, will someone with a MAC be able to read it.

Is there anything special I need to do to make it work?
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by:ketapillar
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It will work just fine...  I burn things (Roxio Easy CD Creator / W98) and use the cd's in Mac's all the time.

Haven't had a problem yet.
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by:ketapillar
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Just thought of something... select the checkbox to make it the final cd (no additional writing allowed).  I always have that option on anyways.  If it's left open it "could" be a problem (haven't tried it though and don't have access to a mac right now to try it)
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Yes, provided you burn the CD on the PC using the ISO9660 format and not Joliet. This, in turn, introduces other limitations--for example, you can't have a filename more than 30 characters long (and that includes the full stop and the extension).

Of course, some Macs CAN read Joliet, but if you're not absolutely certain ISO9660 is the safest approach by far.
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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Be sure you use ISO9660 mode in the CD Layout properties or you could have problems.  Alternatively, you might need the Joliet File System Extension which will let you read Joliet (Windows-based CD-R format for long filenames).  I can find it if you need it...

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by:Kyle Schroeder
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http://www.tempel.org/joliet/

Also some good info there on doing exactly what you're working on.

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by:weed
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If theyre reading the CD under OS X you shouldnt even need to use ISO9660. Joliet should work just fine but if you want it to be read on older machines with older OSs stick with ISO.
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Thanks to all -  
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