can't play burned DVDs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by historyislife, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. historyislife macrumors newbie

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    Hey all...

    my iBook G4 has a combo drive, and it has no problem whatsoever reading burned or bought CDs, as well as bought DVDs, but it will not read burned DVDs. Every time I insert a burned DVD into the drive, it spits it back out after making a lot of noise. My friend, who has the exact same iBook (they're school-issued), has no issue playing burned DVDs, so I know it's not the DVD....
     
  2. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    http://mpaa.org/anti-piracy/

    Some people make a living off of this industry, Enough said..

    Ed
     
  3. historyislife thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but it's not a piracy thing!! I'm not trying to play a pirated DVD, I'm trying to play a promotional DVD from a non-profit organization that I volunteer for...
     
  4. Eluon macrumors regular

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    Isn't it amazing how quickly we jump to conclusions? I wish I could offer you some advice!
     
  5. historyislife thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks anyway! :)
     
  6. adk macrumors 68000

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    I'm not meaning to insult your intelligence, but have you tried a restart? My PB wasn't reading DVDs and a quick restart fixed the problem.
     
  7. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Make sure that you both have the same updates, also what type of disc is it? It may work for him but your drive might be picky so try a different brand.
     
  8. naturegirl macrumors newbie

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    I have sometimes had trouble playing certain dvd's. You could try downloading and using the program VLC.
    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
    I quite like this player.
     
  9. Nermal Moderator

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    That won't help if it's not even reading the disc.
     
  10. umrdad macrumors member

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    you said it was an "issued" computer . . . . . . is it possible that bart simpson had it before you and changed a bunch of settings like regions?
     

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