CD-R burn problem

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rjedoaks, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. rjedoaks macrumors newbie

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    None of the CD's I burn are playable on anything but my iMac. In the past, I have burned many on a PC that play on everything. Am I missing something here. New Imac owner. Thanks
     
  2. nakile macrumors regular

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  3. rjedoaks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Straight from my play list at Itunes

    Should I be using a different program?
     
  4. nakile macrumors regular

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    I don't know. You didn't tell me what the program your using is. :p

    Are you burning your disc directly from the Finder or are you using a 3rd party program?
     
  5. rjedoaks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No third party program

    Itunes gives you an option /Burn playlist to disk. The burn process proceeds.
    Finder will not allow me to burn , because the File menu drop down isn't highlighted.

    I know I'm not being very clear. Can it be done through the Finder? thanks, Rich
     
  6. nakile macrumors regular

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    Oh. The reason I was asking was because some 3rd party burners have an option to make a disc that only works in a Mac.

    I guess this isn't the case here.
     
  7. lfc200 macrumors member

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    just get mactheripper. Probably one of the simplest to use and its free. Must say though ive never tried burning a dvd the way you are trying to do it.
     
  8. rjedoaks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm talking about a simple music CD

    Does Ripper burn music CD's also? thanks
     
  9. sndcj1 macrumors member

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    What you are doing is exactly what you should be doing. The only suggestion I would have is to try to slow down the burn speed, or try a different CD manufacturer to get better results. Go to "Preferences - Advanced - Burning" to change the type/speed of the burn. In theory, it should work at any speed, just throwing out the options to try. You might have a bad writer in your computer, but I would try a few other options before you contact apple.
     
  10. rjedoaks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info

    Seems strange that Apple wouldn't provide dedicated software like microsoft, which was very easy.Rich
     
  11. sndcj1 macrumors member

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    Well, I'm not sure what "dedicated software" the mac doesn't have that Microsoft does. I use iTunes on my Windows machines to burn audio disks, just like I do on my Mac. On the Mac, I would say it is easier, or at least as easy, to burn data. They both have native support to burn to CDs from their respective finder/explorer windows, the Mac can burn to DVD as well, I'm not sure about Vista, but that support was definitely lacking in XP.
     

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