Playing DVD-RWs on a 1Ghz PB...

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by dshootist, May 16, 2006.

  1. dshootist macrumors member

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    i've recorded an episode from tv onto a Sony 120minute/4.7GB DVD-RW and was hoping to play it on my PB via either QuickTime or the DVD Player, but to no avail. what up wit dat? is there anything i can do to get the info transferred to a disc the PB can read? or am i stuck with just using the DVR it came from? :confused: i hope this is the right thread catagory; if not, Mods please post where applicable..
     
  2. rjphoto macrumors 6502a

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    I've had the same problem with DVDs recorded in the O.R. and brought to me to be edited.

    I found a Sony DVD/VCR that would play the disk. Sometime later I found an IBM laptop with a DVD/CDR that would paly it.

    Anyone have a Mac solution?
     
  3. Mord macrumors G4

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    good to see that quality help is still alive here :rolleyes:
     
  5. Mord macrumors G4

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    if you dont know what vlc is typeing it into google is not all that hard.
     
  6. rjphoto macrumors 6502a

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    Deleted comments.

    Sorry, didn't have my reading glasses on.
     
  7. yippy macrumors 68020

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    VLC not VIC. Big difference. When you put in VLC you got only hits on the media player VLC. It is a great work around for playing movies that quicktime or DVD player refuse to play.
     
  8. rjphoto macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, I caught that after I had hit the post button. I'm giving it a try. I've got to go find one of the old disk someone gave me a while back.

    It seems pretty good so far.
     
  9. dshootist thread starter macrumors member

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    VLC can't work if the machine doesn't recognize the disc...

    it keeps asking if i want to initialize the DVD...:mad:
     
  10. rjphoto macrumors 6502a

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    have you tried the disk on anthing else other than the original DVR?

    I haven't used a DVD recorder so here's a question:

    Do you have to finalize the Disk like you do with a DVD Camcorder?

    Anyone?
     
  11. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Finalizing is automatically done on a computer. But it was done on a DVR, maybe you do need to finalize it.

    It is possible it was just a bad burn and burning again would make it work.

    That said, Apple drives have a bad habit of being picky about the quality of the media.
     

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