PB cannot read DVD?

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  1. vita_kk macrumors newbie

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    I have burnt a data DVD using my PC, with Nero burning software.
    When I tried to read the DVD from my PB, it doesn't recognize it. Is this a compatibility issue? Mac cannot read DVDs burned from a PC?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    The CD/DVD must be burned ISO 9660 to be compatible with non-Windows systems.
     
  3. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    Did you use DVD-R or DVD+R media. DVD-R is more compatible w/ the PB, or if you use DVD+R, change the bitsetting to DVD-ROM.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Also an excellent point.
     
  5. vita_kk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot.

    So how can I set nero to burn with ISO 9660? Also how to change the bit setting to make my DVD+R to DVD-R?
     
  6. Gizmotoy macrumors 65816

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    My Nero-burned DVD+Rs play fine in my Rev. B 12" PowerBook without modifications to the burn settings. Maybe I'm just lucky? My machine only has the Combodrive, not the Super...
     
  7. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    PB can't read DVD, yet eMac can

    Not trying hijacking the thread, but have a similar issue. Figured better than starting a new thread for future searching.

    I burned a DVD using Toast. Can't remember which machine I used for the burn. But the DVD gets ejected by the PB, yet is read by the eMac. Any thoughts?
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Which kinda media is it? + or -? Older Mac drives cannot cope with + media, which newer ones can.
     
  9. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    I have used a few dvd+r on my rev c 12-inch powerbook which a friend of mine burned on his pc.
    Not sure if he burned it as iso 9660.
     
  10. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    In my case it is -R media. What is strange DVD movies burnt, play OK.
     
  11. vita_kk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was using a SmartBuy DVD-R...which does not work. My PB couldn't recognize the disc
     
  12. pdignard macrumors newbie

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    Can't open CD

    I've got a Macbook Pro 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and can't read a simple CD-R in ISO 9660 format, I have to use my old iMac 1.8 GHz G5 to read them???!!!!:mad::mad:
     

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