Can I burn a DVD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Lexiloo, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. Lexiloo macrumors newbie

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    I am not sure whether I can burn a dvd. I know I can burn a cd. When I go to About this Mac, and ask for more info, and under Hardware, Disc Burning, I get the following - can anyone shed any light. In the past I have been unable to burn a dvd, using Toast for example. But this implies I might be able to burn a dvd now. I have recently uprgraded to Panther. Could this be why it looks like I can now?

    Thanks


    Firmware Revision: A13b
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
    Cache: 8192 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW
    Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
    Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
    Media:
    Media Type: CD-R
    Blank: No
    Erasable: No
    Overwritable: No
    Appendable: Yes
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

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  3. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    OK, but how do you know this? :confused: The info says to me that DVD burning is possible.
     
  4. liketom macrumors 601

    liketom

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    cos he has a cd-r in the drive :D
     
  5. neocell macrumors 65816

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    You should have been able to burn a DVD before, and you still should be able to, unless something is corrupt somewhere in your system/hardware. That Sony burner is a bit of a bitch though.
     

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