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Macbook won't read DVD+R/W?

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by Fabiogump, Jan 30, 2007.

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  1. Fabiogump

    Fabiogump Thread Starter

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    had a macbook 2.0GHtz 1 GB RAM for about a month ago, pricy but worth it.

    One thing that is bothering me thought.

    I have some home movies burned to DVD+R/W that I wanted to edit in Imovie. I put the disc in the Superdrive and it won't even read it, the disc works fine in my DVD player.

    I've heard that Mac's won't read DVD-R's because of piracy issues but is there a way around this, or is there a problem that I'm not aware of?
     
  2. Headrush

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    Checking the tech specs for the MacBook @ http://www.apple.com/macbook/specs.html it clearly looks like both +RW and -RW are supported.

    Have you tried a different disc?

    I don't know where you heard it, but the piracy claim sounds like more mac FUD.
     
  3. VegasACF

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    The drives, in my experience, are quite picky, and will balk at many things that other players/drives will not think twice about. Make sure the disc has no scratches, and is free from any form of smudges, fingerprints, etc.

    This is untrue. For quite a long time the only discs that Mac could burn were DVD-Rs. I've never had any problem reading them, and I've been using DVD drives for as long as they've been available on Mac OS machines.
     
  4. Fabiogump

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    tried 3 other DVD+RW I had(recorded TV shows mainly), nada. not even a DVD icon on the desktop

    put in my DVD of Easy Rider, fires right up
     
  5. Headrush

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    Was the last session on the media closed?

    Edit: What software did you burn these DVDs with?
     
  6. Fabiogump

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    last session closed? yes

    have a DVD recorder, no software involved
     
  7. Headrush

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    Hmmm, strange.
    Are your media all the from the same vendor?

    I would check the OS X logs and see if there is any clue in there.
     
  8. Yankee Rose

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    Hi there -

    Am I understanding you correctly that this Macbook is brand new?

    If so, I would totally take advantage of your warranty and call Apple's tech support. You have 90 days free phone support with your 1 year full warranty. 1-800-275-2273.

    Just a suggestion. Good luck. :)
     
  9. Pensacola Tiger

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    I have a DVD recorder also. You must 'finalize' the disc in order to play it in the Mac, or in other computers for that matter.
     
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