G5 won't read dvd-ram

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  1. Trekridr macrumors newbie

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    I have some video from a Hitachi dvd video cam on a DVD-RAM, when i put the disc in the drive of my G5, it doesnt read it and spits it back out. Final cut wont import it because the G5 cant find it and the camera only supports usb. Am i missing something? Do i need a driver? What do you think?
     
  2. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a

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  3. Trekridr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, the package says that it can be read in DVD-rom drives.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    It can be read in some DVD-ROM drives, but not your DVD-ROM drive. Seriously, Apple was the first personal computer manufacturer to sell DVD-RAM drives back in the early days of the G4. However, everyone else went with CD-R/RW in response to the exploding popularity of using CDs to burn music. Apple bowed to market pressure and replaced its DVD-RAM drive with the SuperDrive or combo drive. Since then, DVD-RAM has experienced something of a comeback in DVRs. Apple does not go backwards, but you might lbe able to find an external DVD-RAM drive.
     
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  6. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    hee... theres no pleasing some people :)
     
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  8. Opteron macrumors 6502

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    I think Panasonic still make DVD-RAM drives,
    LG makes a great DVD+-R/RW, DVD-RAM drive
     
  9. Trekridr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yea, i dont know what "thanks a bunch" means in london, but i was serious, and if anyone could help me find some inexpensive dvd ram readers (external) i'd appreciate it.
     
  10. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    sorry my mistake, thought 'thanks a bunch' didnt have regional variations...you live and learn. No offence intended :)
     

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