DVD not reading. Any ideas?

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  1. Bonesone4 macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone, I have a blank DVD that was burned and when I put it in my G5 it will not pop up on my desktop. The DVD is burned I know that. I can hear it start to spin once its in the drive. But nothing happens. Any ideas on what's going on? The DVD has been burned twice on 2 different computers so I know its not the DVDs. Please help! Thanks

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    Do any other DVDs work, or is it just that one?
     
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    I havent tried any other blank dvds but I know that movies work.
     
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    That's most likely the problem, the PCs are probably writing it so that only PCs can read it.
     
  7. Bonesone4 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea but that shouldnt matter should it? ive done that before and its been fine. is there any chance my dvd reader is not working properly? this sucks because I need to do a slideshow and the images on the dvd come to about 2 gigs. id hate to burn a ton of cds just because the dvd wont read ya know?

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    Well, on Toast 8 there is an option to burn for Mac only or Mac and PC, so it must matter. Do you have a large USB Flash Drive or external hard drive you can use to get the data over to the Mac?
     
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    ok ill check into that. ah yes, my external hard drive. u know, i never even thought about bringing that into work and using that to transfer the media. excellent. thanks man!

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    Glad i could help :)
     

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