picture cd problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sailow, May 8, 2006.

  1. sailow macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2006

    I have a slight problem. I'm being sent several picture cds burnt on Windows computers. The problem is this, when I put the CD into the superdrive no files are seen on the disk, the cd is classed as empty.
    I put the cd into a windows computer, they are there. I then put them on a FTP, and these are then downloadable and viewable on the Mac.
    The question is: Why is this happening, and how do I fix.

    This has happened on for 2 cds. The first CD was .jpg files (i don't know about the second though).
    Computer: G5 PowerMac dual 1.8
    OS: 10.3.9 (I think, 10.3.xx at least)
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    I'd maybe blame it on the disc drive. My iBook has a tendency to not see the Audio folders on DVD's, therefore playing DVD's won't work. But it is tempermental, sometimes it works, other times it will not. Have you tried putting the CD in a few times? Ultimately it might work, and then you'll know that it is the Drive. I'm preparing to take my iBook in, but I really can't be without my computer at the moment.
  3. sailow thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2006
    It never works for me, and is only Photo files, other cds are fine
  4. sailow thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2006
  5. iBlue macrumors Core


    Mar 17, 2005
    London, England
    if you're in a hurry to get them onto the mac, you could go to the windows computer and make a .zip file, email them to yourself and get them on the mac that way.

    I think it may depend on how they burned the CD; I seem to recall there occasionally being incompatible formatting, but don't quote me on that. (do you know what they used to burn the CDs?)

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