Can't burn iTunes playlist to DVD

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  1. doctorj macrumors newbie

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    I've gone thru 10 DVD's (-R) and keep on getting this message when burning a iTunes playlist: "The attempt to burn a disc failed.The Disk could not be read from or written to. OK"
    I've tried burning in Audio, MP3 and Data but with no luck. I can play some of the DVD's on my DVD player hooked up to my TV. But my laptop doesn't recognise the DVD.
    Does anyone have any suggestions?? Please.
    I use cheap media but have used them many times before with no problems.
    I was able to burn a audio playlist to a CD successfully.

    I have iTunes 7.
    I use 10.4.11 on my 1.42 14" iBook.

    Thanx for your time in advance,
    Greg.
     
  2. G-Com macrumors regular

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    You answered your own question. DVD's weren't made to be audio CD's. I guess you wanted larger capacity CD?
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    You can't burn an audio DVD from iTunes.

    You can burn the songs to a DVD if you just set the "Burning" preferences (it's under Advanced in the iTunes prefs) to "Data Disc" rather than "Audio CD."
     
  4. doctorj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried all 3 options in Preferences>Advanced>Burning.
    So yeah I had "Data Disc" selected and it still didn't work!
    Any suggestions?
     
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    California

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  6. doctorj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    A 14" iBook G4.1.42 Power PC, Tiger 10.4.11. I haven't download the most recent (2008-003) security update but i have all other updates.
    Any help in that info?
    Cheers
    4 yr time
     
  7. bentoms macrumors regular

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    can you open terminal & run; drutil info

    Once done please post the outcome.
     
  8. doctorj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm really just a consumer user, never used terminal...unless i got instructions simple enuf for a 8 yr old i'd be too scared i'd do the wrong thing.
    Would you be able to point my to some reliable instructions? Please
     
  9. bentoms macrumors regular

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    Don't worry this is easy.

    Just open terminal & type in drutil info & hit return.

    This is just going to bring back some information, it won't break anything.
     
  10. doctorj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK this is what i got in response:

    Interconnect: ATAPI
    SupportLevel: Apple Shipping
    Cache: 2048k
    CD-Write: -R, -RW, BUFE, CDText, Test, IndexPts, ISRC
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, BUFE, Test
    Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO

    greg-james-ibook-g4:~ gregjames$

    Mean anything to you??
    Thanks for your help so far.
     
  11. bentoms macrumors regular

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    well it shows that you do have dvd-r write capabilities..

    hmm... can you burn a DVD in finder?
     
  12. doctorj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Using The Burn Folder? I've done this before backing stuff up.
    I tried dragging the playlist into The Burn folder but the playlist wouldn't go in- i'm sure that sounds stupid to a person with Mac knowledge- is their a right way of doing this?
     
  13. bentoms macrumors regular

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    Well like the other guys say , I'm not sure that you can do this in itunes for just a play list...

    You can select File > Back Up To Disc & backup your library that way..
     
  14. doctorj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's just weird as I haven't had this problem before.
    At the mo i've got 8.94GB's of music on my laptop so I guess I could fit them on 2 or 3 DVD's......
    like I say just a bit frustrating that i've been able to do this before.
    Thanx for your help.
     

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