- An .ISO disc image is compatible with Mac and Windows.
- TrepStar accepts only .ISO files
- your Mac If you work on a mac, it's not obvious how to create a .iso image file from your DVD (or CD).
- You will have to convert the disk image file created by the mac (.CDR file) that's created using software like iDVD.
Certain software tools can help you do this. such as Nero
or Roxio, or Alcohol 120.).
- If you don't want to download any other software to convert your .CDR to .ISO,
- To convert a .CDR image file to .ISO using a Mac, iDVD. Follow these steps:
- Connect your external drive, or put your DVD in your Mac, and/or open your iDVD project if you're using iDVD.
- Open Disk Utility (located in Applications>Utilities folder). (use finder to get to applications utilities)
- Drag your disk image into the left-hand pane (where all your drives are listed) of Disk Utility. OR, if you're working with your original CD
or DVD you placed in the Mac drive, open that with disk utility.
- Click on the file you just dragged into Disk Utility (should appear in the left-hand column).
- Click on the 'Images' menu, then choose 'Convert...'
- When the 'Convert Image' dialog pops up, select 'DVD/CD Master' from the 'Image Format' drop down/ pop-up menu.
- Name your file, with '.cdr' at the end of the filename, then click 'Save.'
- Name it something like MyCDorDVDISO.cdr
- Even though it doesn't say so, and you're making a ".cdr" file, Disk Utility
will convert the file to an ISO image file. After this finishes,
replace the 'cdr' at the end of the filename (in the Finder) to
'iso'. You want to remind yourself this is an .iso image file.
- Now, the disk should be burnable on a Windows PC (simply copy the file
to your PC by either copying it across a network or using some other
means of transferring the data). Your best bet is to copy the file
over your network to a windows machine.
- IF you try to "burn" this file from Disk Utility, the mac incorrectly thinks you want to
create the disk from the image file, so you end up with what you
started. If you want to burn your file as a file (the xxx.iso file you
made), use some other program or file burning program to drop the files
on any blank disc you put in your mac.
- Note 2: Another way to do this is to use the program ISOlator