CD/DVD Burning...Very Strange

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bigcletus123, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. bigcletus123 macrumors member

    bigcletus123

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    Ok...I'm on an IMac (2007 White, 24"). Since SL was installed (unsure if that when it started) I cannot burn cd or dvd. Gives me errors, saying the media is unreadable. Ok, I says to myself, drive is toast. Tonight I boot into Windoze and decide to give it a shot. Works flawlessly!! Went back to OSX and still doesn't work.
    In summary: burns under XP, not OSX.

    Can anyone "enlighten" me, what this is all about ?
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    "Since SL was installed (unsure if that when it started) I cannot burn cd or dvd. Gives me errors, saying the media is unreadable."

    What _brand_ of media are you using?
    Have you tried one or more blanks of a _different_ brand than the one that is giving you failures?

    All blank CDR's and DVDR's are not created equal. Indeed, the differences in quality can seem glaring.

    I try to stick with Verbatim blanks - consistent quality and very very few bad burns (generally the failure is due to something else that _I_ did during the burn that disturbed the process).

    I'd avoid "house brands" and "no-name" blanks. I also recommend that you avoid Memorex blanks.

    I've also done OK with SONY, TDK, and Maxell blanks in the past. But again, these days I stick with Verbatim.

    Watch newegg.com and amazon.com for good deals on Verbatim media.

    - John
     
  3. bigcletus123 thread starter macrumors member

    bigcletus123

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    I use different types of brand-name media...the same media I used before.
    But it's really odd that it works under Windows and not the Mac side.
     

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