DVD only plays in Macs?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by denizzziz13, May 31, 2009.

  1. denizzziz13 macrumors member

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    I burned a DVD from my Macbook but it seems like it only plays on Macs. Whats the issue?
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Was it a data/video DVD? The type of DVD media, -R, +R, RW? Dual layer? There are many factors that can prevent playback of DVDs on set-top players, like ones you would connect to a TV. Unless you have used this specific brand or type of DVD before, it's quite possible the issue is with the sensitivity, calibration of the laser in the playback device.
     
  3. gatepc macrumors 6502

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    Make sure that its in the proper format for dvd players!
     
  4. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I used to have problems burning DVDs on a DVD recorder, and they won't work in other players until you finalize the disk, so make sure you do that first.
     
  6. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    With what did you make your DVD. I once made a DVD with DVD Studio Pro, the first time I got it, and I was set on HD on for a normal DVD. Only mac's can read those.
     

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