dvd+R and iBook

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  1. jigglyjon macrumors member

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    I have a iBook G4 and i have backed up some of my dvds. I cannot play the dvd's on my iBook. Is there something wrong with playing dvd's that are copied to dvd+r?
     
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Yes, there is a problem. DVD+R is not supported by OS X (not officially anyway).
     
  3. jigglyjon thread starter macrumors member

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    is it the same for +RW media. Because i was able to watch a movie on that type of media
     
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    Well, +RW shouldn't work either, but if you say it did...
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    But isn't a DVD+RW [or DVD-RW, for that matter] supposed to be just a DVD once it is burned?
     
  6. jigglyjon thread starter macrumors member

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    i used dvdx copy to copy (they are my dvd's that i purchased so dont yell at me about piracy) so do you think it could be something, or maybe the media, because i am using fujifilm media.
    Is anyone else haveing trouble with dvd+r?
     
  7. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    They're supposed to be for normal DVD players, even though -R(W) is more supported there. However, it's very hit-and-miss on being read by computers.

    jigglyjon: Don't worry, I'd be the last person to yell at you about pirating movies :D. music on the other hand...
     
  8. jigglyjon thread starter macrumors member

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    also, it can see the media and i can browse the folders. Do you think it is something with dvd player? Is there another program i can try
     
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    If it's a regular VIDEO_TS folder, DVD player should read it just fine. If not, I recommend VLC. Heck, I'll recommend it anyway for playing DivX files, WMV, and lots of other stuff not supported by QuickTime.
     
  10. jtown macrumors 6502

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    Short answer: No.

    That's why new DVD players specifically list all formats they can read. Look at the listings on the websites at best buy and circuit city. They list each one individually. DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW. Look long enough and you'll find players that read 1, 2, 3, or 4 of those in pretty much every combination. You'll find players that can read DVD-R, DVD+R, and DVD-RW but not DVD+RW. DVD-R only. DVD+RW only. Etc. etc. etc. In addition, you'll see disclaimers that a player that can read DVD+/-R/RW may not necessarily be able to read all DVD+/-R/RW media.
     
  11. crjo macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have been working on this pb for some time, and here is what I could gather :
    Not all internal dvd drives are from the same manufacturer. SOME of them (like the SONY) are more "open" than others, and will let you play DVD+RW... some like mine (!) the toshiba won't !!
    I have been told that some tinkering in Terminal could solve the problem, but that is way beyond my league...
     
  12. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Yep.
    Used LaCie's external FW DVD +/- R/RW burner (Pioneer's A06 drive), and burnt a couple of DVD's. Both DVD+R and DVD-R.
    All burnt perfectly, and all could be played on a consumer DVD player.
    The Mac (iMac G4 700 MHz, Combo Drive) could mount all DVD's.
    All the DVD-R's could be played, both in VLC and OS X's DVD Player. The DVD+R's in VLC and DVD Player made the app crash... i.e. spinning "beachball of death" until I could force-quit the app.
    The OS was 10.3.1 BTW.

    I'm not buying DVD+R's. Although I thought that Panther would support them.... maybe burning only.

    Anyone tried data- DVD+R's?
     

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