Apple DVD-R Compatibility

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by tdhurst, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. tdhurst macrumors 68040


    Dec 27, 2003
    Portland, OR
    I have always bought and used Apple brand DVD-Rs (well, not always, but they have the best burn percentage I have found).

    I recently sent a DVD in to a news station and they would not accept it, telling me that the warning printed on the DVD stated it could ruin an incompatible DVD player, which frustrated the hell out of me.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for OTHER brands of DVDs I should use to better ensure compatibility for these kind of situations?
  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Go find a random store brand that has a completely blank label. Use one of the 'ink jet printable' or even a dopey LightScribe disc if you can't find anything else. (Just to avoid the station seeing the stupid warning.)

    It's not that the disc is incompatible, it was just an ignorant employee. So give them something that even the most ignorant person can't goof up.

    (Technically, the warning was warning that if you tried to RECORD on an incompatible recorder, it could cause problems; nothing at all is wrong with playback, no matter what.)
  3. xsedrinam macrumors 601


    Oct 21, 2004
    Try to avoid working with the lower, left quadrant people in whatever area you may find them.

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