mini DVDs and slot drives

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by plunar, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. plunar macrumors 6502

    plunar

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    when hi8 or whatever came out there were special VHS cassettes that weren't really cassettes so much as adaptors - you'd put the mini tape inside it, then put it inside your vcr and wala - your VHS vcr is playing hi8 on your tv.

    isn't there some sort of dvd ring thingy that you use to have mini dvds load in a slot drive?
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    There was NEVER an adapter made to play a 8mm or Hi8 tape in a VHS machine. Perhaps you're thinking of the VHS-C format. There was and still is an adapter available to play VHS-C cassettes in a VHS VCR.

    There are rings made for MiniDVDs, but that ring is to help stabilize the small discs in tray-loading players and drives. All of the one's I've seen (so far) have a declaimer stating they are not to be used in slot loading drives.

    If there is one available that's recommended for slot loading drives, I've yet to see it.

    -DH
     
  3. Peel macrumors 6502a

    Peel

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    Memorex make an adapter that they say will work for slot loading drives [link]. But they add a disclaimer that it may not work with vertical slot drives. Therefore while it should be good for a Mac Mini, MB, or MBP, it may not be a solution for the iMac.
     
  4. zioxide macrumors 603

    zioxide

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    Probably cheaper and safer to buy an external dvd drive rather than risking damaging your internal one which could cost hundreds to repair.
     

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