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Can't play mini DVD RW on computer, why?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by maaaary, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. maaaary

    maaaary Thread Starter

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    As a school project, we were asked to each bring a mini DVD RW disc to record our presentations and write responses after viewing them at home. However, I was unable to play the mini disc on several computers.

    The data is clearly burned on to the disc as seen by the rings around it. When I insert the disc into my dvd drive, it says it's empty.

    Just wondering why is this so? and how to fix the problem?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    It may depend on the format in which it was burned. Can you ask someone if it was a UDF disk or whether it was a standard ISO CD? UDF CD's require specialized drivers to read. It would be a poor choice for a class with multiple types of computers to be used.

    You could try examining the CD with IsoBuster to see if it finds anything since it can read UDF CD's.
     
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