Burned photos to DVD-R, won't play on Sony DVD Player

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by the.orange.tuba, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. the.orange.tuba macrumors member

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    I used my Macbook Pro to burn photos(jpeg format) to a DVD-R disc, and my Sony DVD player says it's compatible with jpeg and DVD-R format but for some reason it doesn't recognize the DVD. The disc works on my Windows machine; it sees the photos, no problem, proving the disc is probably fine.

    I used Finder to burn the disc. It's just a bunch of jpegs, not a slideshow. The Sony player has played similar jpeg DVDs that I burned with a Windows PC. What's going on?

    Can anyone help?
     
  2. Tumbleweed666, Jun 4, 2011
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    It could be the make of DVD, eg the Sony has an incompatibility with that brand/type, or it could be you didn't finalise the disk when you burned it.
     
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Don't think you have to finalize when burning in OSX. Never been prompted for it.
     
  4. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    I think you are correct, it must do it by default, as I have just burned a couple of disks from the finder and there was no message about finalising.
     
  5. John T macrumors 68020

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    Unfortunately, some brands of DVD/CD players won't play DVD-R discs. Individual players spec should give this info.
     
  6. the.orange.tuba thread starter macrumors member

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    hmmm

    Well, the Sony DVD player says it plays DVD-R and that's what it is, and the Windows machine sees the photos, so I don't know. I wondered too about the finalizing of the disc but I couldn't find anything about that regarding a Mac, so I guess it automatically finalizes the disc.

    Thanks for the replies and if anyone else has any suggestions, post it! :)
     
  7. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Try a different make of DVD.
     
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