Toast doesn't recognize DVD drive(Mat****a)

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  1. meta-ghost macrumors regular

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    Toast 5.1.2 does not recognize my internal Apple installed DVD-Ram (Ma****a LF-D211A, Type 2) when I want to write a DVD. It does find my scsi CDRW drive and I can write CD's just fine. I want write to a Type 2 DVD disk. Even when I make it rescan it can't find it. Instead, I get a message "No CD Recorder found, check cables and power". Running 10.1.4 on a G4 tower.
     
  2. britboy macrumors 68030

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    #2
    try updating to 5.1.3

    scroll to the bottom, select you connection, and just follow the links.

    I don't know if that will help, but it sure can't hurt.
     
  3. britboy macrumors 68030

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    actually it is. In the file menu, there's an option for writing to DVD-RAM. You can only do this with apple-installed DVD-RAM drives.
     
  4. meta-ghost thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks britboy. I was told by good sources I could burn a Type 2 DVD-ram disk, then disassemble the plastic casing, then play in most dvd players. I'll update to 5.1.3 and give it another try.
    Regards.
     
  5. meta-ghost thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks again. I updated to Toast 5.1.3
    Under File chose "Burn to DVD-Ram" and it worked.
    One question though. Exporting out of iMovie with the intention of a DVD Toast burn, what is the best choice of format?
    "For iDVD"
    or "To Quicktime" with Full Quality. Can I create a DVD from a file that has a *.mov name?
    Regards
     
  6. Choppaface macrumors 65816

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    woah i'll have to try that sometime

    i never knew you could make DVDs with it that could play in DVD players
     

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