ibook unable to read dvd-r video discs?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by maccarone, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. maccarone macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2003
    I have recently discovered that my 14" ibook (combo), which I bought last year, has serious difficulties reading dvd-r discs (video mpeg2). DVD Player stops randomly at some point in the movie saying it can't read the disc because it's dirty or corrupted (I/O error n. 36). On the other hand my Windows machine reads them easily as well as my PIONEER 444 stand-alone DVD Player.
    I would like to know if this is a common issue with COMBO IBOOKS or if there may be a hardware or software problem.
    Commercial DVD do not pose any problem.
  2. KBFinFan macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2003
    Connecticut, USA
    Yes, the same thing happened to my Girlfriends new 12" ibook w/ the Combo. She put in a homemade DVD R from her boss, and it wouldnt play. (Kinda embarassing when showing off the superior Mac) Yet, when I used a commercial DVD there was no problem. The DVD R would open but all she could see was the title screen, I just took it as a fluke but I guess not.....

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