Can my 12" Powerbook 1GHZ G4 Read DVD-RAM

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by cwedl, Aug 2, 2006.


Will This Mac Read DVD-Ram DISCS

Poll closed Aug 7, 2006.
  1. Yes

    0 vote(s)
  2. No

    4 vote(s)
  1. cwedl macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2003
    Basically what my title suggests.

    I have a friend that was in a drama on ITV a few months ago. He gave me a dvd-ram disc that he recorded from a dvd-recorder (as in a standalone dvd-recorder i.e. the new video recorder!) on the TV. He wants me to convert the files into mpeg or anyother format, that can be read on the computer.

    Any ideas of how I can get this off for him? My powerbook spits the DVD-Ram disc out, and I have had no luck with my two other PC's.

    Does a DVD-recorder record discs like that for some reason?

    Thanks for your help!

    I added a poll if people, don't want to answer me!
  2. alexprice macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2005
    It won't read them. 95% sure. I would call a few AASP's and ask if they can help by burning it onto a regular DVD.
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Open Terminal.

    drutil info
     yellow% drutil info
     Vendor   Product           Rev 
     PIONEER  DVD-RW  DVR-109   1.17
       Interconnect: ATAPI
       SupportLevel: Apple Shipping
              Cache: 2000k
           CD-Write: -R, -RW, BUFE, CDText, Test, IndexPts, ISRC
          DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW, BUFE, Test
         Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    If you don't see RAM in the list.. then it doesn't read RAM.
  4. cwedl thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2003

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