Disc drive error

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mpecks34, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. mpecks34 macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2011
    Hey guys this is my first post here. I've been reading around trying to find a way to backup my dvd collection. My roommates scratch all my discs anytime they use one so I thought it would be a good idea to back them up. I am using Mac DVDripper Pro to along with the free software "Burn". I'm very new to this so it could be completely user error, but every time i attempt to burn the items to the DVD I get the error message "The disc drive failed to respond properly and cant recover or retry". I'm not sure why this is happening. I haven't had any trouble reading discs or burning cd's so I'm not sure where the issue is. The video file I'm attempting to burn is larger than the disc capacity, but I thought "Burn" would compress it to fit the disc. I might be completely incorrect on that. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Well you need to specify the compression settings in the software and/or more likely you will need to use dual-layer DVD discs to burn your content.

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