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    How to Burn Wii Backups on Mac OS X

    This tutorial is for mac users. First download and install 'Burn' from here

    Open the 'Application' folder in the Dock and Launch Burn.







    Burn should now open, click on the 'Copy' tab. Then open up the folder in finder where your iso is stored and drag the file into the area in burn.







    Burn should change into this screen. Now is the time to insert your blank DVD-R.







    Press Burn and now it should ask you at what speed to burn. Lower Speeds are recommended.







    Press Burn and allow it finish






    NOTE
    It is highly recommended to use high quality DVD-Rs (not +R). For best results use Verbatims and Taiyo Yudens made in Japan, Singapore or Taiwan. Although DVD+Rs may work fine for some. To reduce errors and save your Wii's DVD Laser's life its best to use DVD-R from the brands listed above.
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    Any reason to use Burn instead of Toast(assuming you have it)?

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    Burning Wii backup iso in OSX

    Why not just use the built in 'Disk Utility' app - works for me.
    if you have OSX, you have it already!

    Open 'Disk Utility' (in Applications/Utilities)
    click the 'Burn' icon or press command+B
    navigate to your .iso file in the pop up dialog and select it
    choose burn speed (I burn all mine on x2 speed)

    I had the most success with Memorex DVD-R (Verbatim all failed for me)
    I'm wondering whether this method works for GC Multi Isos - I don't see why it shouldn't.
    * yeah, works fine for Gamecube isos too!

    Good luck.
    Loop
    Last edited by Loop; 02-03-2010 at 02:25 PM. Reason: adding info

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    Yeah, Disk Utility is what did it for me.

    FAILTUBE video removed
    Last edited by Stomp_442; 06-01-2010 at 06:18 PM.

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    Can i get one for windows

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    Quote Originally Posted by DONNY View Post
    Can i get one for windows
    I don't have a PC but I think most people use Imgburn or Nero to burn isos

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    I have been attempting to use 'diskutil' which is provided within OS X. However, it appears that the burning process is disabled for Wii ISO formats. I am leading to be suspect that the actual DiscRecordingIO framework has this blocking functionality built in.

    Would those of you who have successfully burned an ISO, please update with the utility you used and the version of the OS that you're currently on (e.g, Diskutil 10.4; LiquidCD 10.3; etc.)

    I am currently on 10.6.2 and have tried to use diskutil with no success. If anybody is on Snow Leopard (10.6), and has successfully burnt images, please let me know how you did it! Thank you in advance!

    -j
    Last edited by hsoj; 02-15-2010 at 12:03 PM. Reason: Typo resolution

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    Quote Originally Posted by hsoj View Post
    I have been attempting to use 'diskutil' which is provided within OS X. However, it appears that the burning process is disabled for Wii ISO formats. I am leading to be suspect that the actual DiscRecordingIO framework has this blocking functionality built in.

    Would those of you who have successfully burned an ISO, please update with the utility you used and the version of the OS that you're currently on (e.g, Diskutil 10.4; LiquidCD 10.3; etc.)

    I am currently on 10.6.2 and have tried to use diskutil with no success. If anybody is on Snow Leopard (10.6), and has successfully burnt images, please let me know how you did it! Thank you in advance!

    -j
    hsoj - when you say you are trying to use 'diskutil' to burn isos, it sounds like you using command line entry in the 'Terminal' application to do this?

    I have burned wii isos with the 'Disk Utility' application (also found in applications/utilities) using 10.4.11 and 10.5.8 with 100% success rate.
    If you are attempting to do this with the command line, maybe just try doing it using the method I described a few posts ago or follow the method in Arachnetoad's video - looks like the guy in the video was using 10.6!?)

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loop View Post
    hsoj - when you say you are trying to use 'diskutil' to burn isos, it sounds like you using command line entry in the 'Terminal' application to do this?

    I have burned wii isos with the 'Disk Utility' application (also found in applications/utilities) using 10.4.11 and 10.5.8 with 100% success rate.
    If you are attempting to do this with the command line, maybe just try doing it using the method I described a few posts ago or follow the method in Arachnetoad's video - looks like the guy in the video was using 10.6!?)

    Good luck.
    I am sorry for the confusion, I was short handing the "Disk Utility.app" with out taking any regard to the diskutil CLI application. I am in fact using "Disk Utility", and it is doing what appears to be a "block" on allowing for the ISO's to be burnt.

    I am currently on the 10.6 branch, and experience issues when attempting to burn copies of my backups with the utility. I have attempted to follow tutorials provided, and the burn process backs out prior to writing the first track.

    On a side note, I was reading someone's blog (don't remember who now, read it last night while I was pretty drunk =/; hell, it might not even exist! ). But they did mention that they experienced problems after an update on Leopard; which wouldn't be much of a surprise to me. I really have taken this information with a grain of salt, as I really do not have any tangible information on it.

    Any help in this regard is much appreciated.
    -j

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