Can iMac G5 Read DVD+DL (dual layer) discs?

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  1. Deslock macrumors member

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    I have a DVD+DL recorder in my Windows box at work, but I don't have any DVD+DL media. Before I shell out for some, does anyone know if the G5 iMac can read this media?

    I ran a test in terminal that says my iMac drive supports DVD+, but I don't remember it specifically mentioning dual layer (and I don't remember the terminal command and I can't find the thread that I initially read about it in... it was either here or at macosxhints).
     
  2. bux macrumors regular

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    It can play dual layer discs, I mean it have to be able to do that.
    Many (if not all) movies on dvds are actually dual layered.
     
  3. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    it must, I got a movie in DL DVD and my eMac just plays it fine.
     
  4. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Just about every Hollywood movie is a Dual Layer disc. Every single DVD player I know of can read those DL discs. It is just the recording them that is trickier-- it is only recent that you can burn DL discs, before that you were limited to single layer discs.
     
  5. sgarringer macrumors regular

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    But the question is -- can it play burned DVD dual layer disks? Not every DVD player that can play stamped dual layer disks can play burned dual layer disks...
     
  6. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    i think the only thing that the iMac can't handle is double-sided discs.
     
  7. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

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    no it would be those miniature disks since it is slot loading.

    any type of dvd should work fine.
     
  8. Elan0204 macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know if the drive can read DVD-RAM discs?
     
  9. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    no, there's this "OneDisc" DVD thats been failing on the new iMacs... Recent Macbytes story/thread

    and as far as i am aware, the mini disks you're referring to are CDs, not DVDs...
     
  10. mklos macrumors 68000

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    No I don't believe it can read nor write DVD-RAM discs. I believe you need a DVD-RAM Player/writer to use those discs.
     
  11. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Yup. Specialized stuff. Maybe not the drive, but the software is special. I don't get why you would want one anyways....

    But yes. I Googled around some and it seems you should be able to. Theoretically.
     

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