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Old 06-23-2010, 10:34 AM   #1
Steve Rindsberg
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Default CD formats: UDF vs ISO 9660

Short version: UDF CDs ... does anyone know of any major incompatibilities?

Expanded version:

All these years I've been making CDs in ISO 9660 because ... um ... I guess that's what all the CD burning software defaulted to.

But now I've FTP'd down an entire site for a customer in order to make a backup. FileZilla *rocks* by the way.

When I try to burn a CD of the whole mess, the CD-burning software squawks because ISO 9660 only allows something like 8 subdirectory levels. The site has at least double that.

So I burned a UDF CD instead. Did some checking around while it was burning and found that it SHOULD be compatible with most Windows and Mac OS X versions. Tested on an XP computer and had no troubles reading the thing, but I'm wondering if there are any pitfalls I should be aware of.

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