Can a regular DVD drive read DVD-RAM?

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So far all the information I've found online has been concerning write support. I'm not looking to write to DVD-RAM, just read it. Is this possible with a regular DVD drive? It's a Panasonic/Matshita UJ-846, to be specific.

Edit: I found "Update for the DVD-RAM Driver Software for Windows XP" on Panasonic's site for the UJ-846, so it looks like it might at least be possible under Boot Camp.
 

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You cannot write to DVD-RAM using a regular DVD drive. For one thing, a regular DVD drive cannot write. If the DVD-RAM disk has been finalized, then a regular DVD drive should be able to read it.
 

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OK, next question: How do I get the .vro files from the DVD onto my hard drive? Just dragging them across gives an error -50. I read that Toast 7 can copy the files, but I can't figure out how to do it.

Any ideas?

Note: Thread moved to the software forum as it is now a software-related question.
 

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OK, it turns out that being able to see the files on the DVD does not actually indicate that your drive can read them. I bought a cheap DVD-RAM drive and hooked it up, and now I can get at the videos :)