iDVD spitting DVD out

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Smileyguy, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. Smileyguy macrumors 6502

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    Hi everyone,

    Just spent yonkers putting together the DVD of my recent holiday, and when I went to burn it an iDVD prompted me to insert a blanc DVD, I obliged but it quickly spat it back out again. I went and bought some brand new blank DVD-R (+) but it's doing the exact same thing. It's strange because the DVDs are appearing the finder when I insert them. I'm running iDVD4 on a 1.8Ghz g5 powermac running 10.3. Anyone know what the problem could be?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Macs are quite picky about what DVDs they'll accept. Make sure you're using the right kind of disc. Your PowerMac doesn't accept DVD+R or DVD+RW discs, only DVD-R or DVD-RWs. It's also possible that, since you are running 10.3, you probably have an older version of iDVD that doesn't understand DVD+R or DVD+RW discs, yet the Finder reads them just fine.
     
  3. Smileyguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I purchased iLife well after the computer was bought so I don't think iLife is outdated.

    You're saying this model doesn't accept DVD+Rs? That would most likely be the problem then, thanks.
     

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