Can't burn on DVD disc

terra

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when i am using disc utility or other programms the files i select can't be burned, they are greyed out as is the "burn" option.any tips?

i am using a macbook and ox 10.5.8

many thanks in advance
 

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Go to Applications / Utilities / System Profiler > Hardware > Disc Burning and make a screenshot and attach it to your next post.

And what kind of DVD media do you use?

And what exact Mac do you use?

To find out what Mac OS X version you run, click :apple: > About This Mac:
To find out, what exact Mac model you use, click :apple: > About This Mac > More Info > Hardware Overview:
To see a more elaborate image explaining the above steps, click here.
To see a more detailed video tutorial showing the above steps, click here (2 MB, 23s, .mp4).​
 

terra

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Feb 29, 2008
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Go to Applications / Utilities / System Profiler > Hardware > Disc Burning and make a screenshot and attach it to your next post.

And what kind of DVD media do you use?

And what exact Mac do you use?

To find out what Mac OS X version you run, click :apple: > About This Mac:
To find out, what exact Mac model you use, click :apple: > About This Mac > More Info > Hardware Overview:
To see a more elaborate image explaining the above steps, click here.
To see a more detailed video tutorial showing the above steps, click here (2 MB, 23s, .mp4).​

i am using a macbook 3.1 and os x 10.5.8
screenshot is attached
 

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terra

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And what DVD media do you use? What happens if you insert an empty DVD-/+R/W disc into the ODD? Does Finder ask you what to do (System Preferences > CDs & DVDs)?
what do yoz mean by dvd media? heres another screen shot after entering the dvd
 

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what do yoz mean by dvd media? heres another screen shot after entering the dvd
DVD-media = what kind of DVD is it, is it a DVD-R, a DVD+R, is it a DVD+RW, is it a DVD-RW or is it a Single Layer DVD or a Dual Layer DVD

Since your Mac seems to recognise the DVD media, why do you not use Finder and its Burn Folder to burn the data onto the DVD? Or do you need Disk Utility or the unmentioned burning application?


 

terra

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DVD-media = what kind of DVD is it, is it a DVD-R, a DVD+R, is it a DVD+RW, is it a DVD-RW or is it a Single Layer DVD or a Dual Layer DVD

Since your Mac seems to recognise the DVD media, why do you not use Finder and its Burn Folder to burn the data onto the DVD? Or do you need Disk Utility or the unmentioned burning application?



The burn folder did the trick:)
many thanks for your time and effort:)