Does mac's SUPERDRIVE let you burn DVD-RW???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by forthebrave, May 21, 2004.

  1. forthebrave macrumors regular

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    I tried to burn to DVD-RW but my computer keeps spitting the disk out?? help?
     
  2. t300 macrumors 6502a

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    It could quite possibly be the brand of DVD-RW you used...I use Sony...It works...Sony, no baloney.
     
  3. krimson macrumors 65816

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    are you using finder or Toast...? toast should work... finder never worked for me.
     
  4. 7on macrumors 601

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    If a Powerbook then no. My 1x Superdrive does not burn DVD-RWs unless I use the Cynical (sp?) firmware patch. Which frankly made my Powerbook stop booting from the hdd. Got it sorted out eventually though.
     
  5. aclose72 macrumors member

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    what about the new pb's with the 4x DVD drive? do they burn dvd-rw?
    doesn't look like it in the specs on Apples site: http://www.apple.com/powerbook/superdrive.html

    and writes to 4.7GB DVD-R discs, and it reads CDs and writes to CD-R and CD-RW disks.

    Better still, the SuperDrive-equipped PowerBook G4 is compatible across the board, supporting DVD-Video, DVD-ROM and DVD-R, as well as CD-ROM, CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW, CD Bridge, CD Extended, CD Mixed Mode and Photo CD media.
     
  6. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    The way I understand it is that Apple does not officially support DVD-RW, but that they did add support for it in Panther. Don't know that they specifically added burn support, but they did add read support. I have read on other forums of Powerbook owners who used DVD-RW though. Doubt that helps much as my response seems to be on both sides of the fence, but there you go.
     
  7. cb911 macrumors 601

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    well, my SuperDrive lets me burn DVD-RWs.

    a silly question, but i have to ask - you are trying to burn DVD-RW, not DVD+RW aren't you? i know someone that was trying to do +RWs, an easy mistake to make. up until a few months ago, i didn't even know there was a difference between the two. :eek:
     
  8. forthebrave thread starter macrumors regular

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Shoot me for being dumb! you are RIGHT!!! All this time I was using DVD+RW!!!!!!!! DAM!!!
     

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