DL DVD and iMac Super Drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by RedRaven571, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

    RedRaven571

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    I just wanted to post to say my iMac burned the first DL DVD+R disk that was recognized by our tabletop DVD player; I am stunned (in a good way):D

    I burned it in Win XP, using Nero 6; in the past, on my desktop pc, using the same software, all I produced were coasters that wouldn't play, even after changing DVD burners.

    I am interested to try burning one in OS X, using Toast, to see if my good fortune continues.....:apple:
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You're surprised that it worked? It's supposed to work.
     
  3. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, well ALL of my Memorex DVD+R DL discs can NOT be read by my iMac. I had thousands of pictures on several DL discs and the iMac spits them all out.

    I guess it is true to say that the memorex DL discs are crap.

    I am going to Walmart today to get some Verbatim and try those.

    If so, I am going to have to transfer them from a Memorex DVD to a Verbatim.
     
  4. RedRaven571 thread starter macrumors 65816

    RedRaven571

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    LOL! Note that I am coming from PC world....:eek:

    I cannot burn a single layer DVD+R on my HP laptop without having it skip in the tabletop DVD player :mad: HP says it is the media/program/blah-blah-blah I am using even though using the same media/program on another computer (my old desktop or new iMac) produces a disk that plays fine :confused:

    The PC that produced good single layer DVDs would not produce a DL DVD that would play in my player..... I never understood it but, at the cost of the DL disks, I didn't want to try a bunch of different brands. Now, I have an iMac that burns single AND DL DVDs that play in my tabletop player, life is good....
     
  5. RedRaven571 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I didn't want to comment yesterday, until I had a chance to check at home but the DL DVD+R disk that worked so well (for me) was Memorex; I do recall having an issue (with a pc) in the past where a single layer DVD of pictures created by one pc was not read by another pc. Wonder if it's more a function of that, in your case, than the brand of disk?

    I'm assuming (will need to check) that the Memorex DVD created by XP in the iMac will actually be recognized by OS X.
     

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