DVD-R or DVD+R....?

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  1. t300 macrumors 6502a

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    My Powerbook with Superdrive is coming soon and I was going out last night to buy some DVD media so I can use it right when I get it but then I realized that I didn't know what the Superdrive supported. So I came home and now ask you all this...DVD-R or DVD+R?
     
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  3. t300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you very much......So I assume DVD-RW as well?
     
  4. hotwire132002 macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately not--SuperDrives don't support rewritable DVDs. Only DVD-R, CD-R, and CD-RW. (And, of course, CD-ROM and DVD-ROM)
     
  5. MattG macrumors 68040

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    Yes they do. I use RW's all the time with my Superdrives, including usage with the "i" applications.
     
  6. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    I heard that the drive actualy is a DVD-RW but Apple disabled it. I heard that Toast lets you do it, but I haven't tried this myself.

    P-Worm
     
  7. hotwire132002 macrumors 65816

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    I could be wrong--I thought the SuperDrive was a DVD-RW with the -RW disabled (as mentioned in here), but maybe you can use RW discs. I haven't tried it.
     
  8. Soire macrumors regular

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    I'm sorry, I know this has been asked a thousand times, but do superdrives support dvd-r AND dvd+r ? Meaning that I can use blank "-" and "+" discs interchangeably on a G5? Thanks. :)
     
  9. hotwire132002 macrumors 65816

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    I don't believe so-- I think you can only use DVD-R, though I've heard some people have had some luck using DVD+R.

    Then again, I might be wrong again :rolleyes:
     
  10. MattG macrumors 68040

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    :)

    The Superdrives fully support -R and -RW.

    As for the "+" formats, they aren't supported by the "i" apps, but you can burn them using Toast or something similar.
     
  11. kbonnel macrumors 6502

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    I can confim this on my 1.5 15". I tested a couple of write/erase DVD-RW disks I had to be sure.

    Kimo
     
  12. parrothead macrumors 6502a

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    DVD+R discs do not work in the superdrive. I have tried several times with several different types of + discs. Stick with the DVD-R discs. Don't know about DVD-RW however.
     
  13. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

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    You should be glad that it's a -r. A friend of mine has a +r burner in his Windo*cough* um... computer and when he burned a dvd+r he tried to play it in his DVD players (he has about 5) and none of them read the disk. I'm surprised to hear that the superdrive also burns -rw! Didn't know that. Anyway, good luck with your new Mac.

    JOD8FY
     
  14. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    Hi this is my first post here as I have been watching you guys for a while now. I am quite sure the hardware for the superdrive supports -RW but have not yet confirmed it.
     

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  15. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Assuming he burned it correctly, the support is dictated by the player and not by the burner. I found this out the hard way. I backed up some movies and tried playing in my 3 year old panasonic and after some time, the sound would be off-sync...So I tried -R, +R, -RW,+RW and nothing would play correctly. Finally I got this player and found that all my movies work beautifully!
     

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