View Full Version : Cannot read from MiniCD

Oct 21, 2003, 11:51 PM
I have a sony mavica camera that records onto mini cd-r's (small cd...not mini disc). Normally when you insert a cd it appears on the desktop. When I insert the mini-cd... nothing happens. It does not mount the smaller cd. The tray has a smaller indentation for the smaller cd.

Is the Sony camera not compatible??? The sony site says it is fully compatible with Mac. OS X should be able to read nay cd anyways, shouldnt it?

I am using a new 17" imac (flat panel), running OS 10.2 with a superdrive.

Any advice is appreciated.:)

Oct 22, 2003, 04:11 PM
That's interesting. It should be recording into a Windows-formatted CD, which should happily mount on the OS X desktop. I still have an old Sony Mavica FD-series camera which stored photos on floppies, and with an external floppy drive, I've mounted the disks in OS X.

:confused: In other words, it should work, but I have no idea why it doesn't.

Oct 22, 2003, 09:40 PM
I think it has to do with the fact that the CD camera records in a UDF 2.0 format. Apple admits that the OS X finder cannot read that version of the UDF. I'm hoping that is resolved in Panther.

Nov 15, 2003, 12:43 PM
,,, and it really drives me mad. Evrything was ok on my old iMac with OS9. Now have upgraded to a 17"iMac and run into this silly problem - forces me to keep the old machine just to read the mavica discs. Have spent hours googling around but have found no solution at all. Sony and Apple should blush for this one.

Nov 15, 2003, 01:13 PM
So, now that Panther's out, can anyone confirm whether this works or not?

Nov 15, 2003, 01:26 PM
if it says it's OS X compatable but is not, that's false advertising... file a complaint with the BBB, something fun like that.


Nov 15, 2003, 02:18 PM
It is OS X compatible, but only via USB.