Question about DVD Disk Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MacHound, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. MacHound macrumors newbie

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    Can my MacBook read mini DVDs? I have a mini DVD camera and I'd like to upload movies to YouTube. If my mac will accept mini DVD's that'd be great - otherwise I'll need to get a firewire...right?

    Or will it work with just a USB cord? (I swear I tried that and couldn't figure it out)

    I'd like to use iMovie to edit, add music, etc.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No. Don't even try. Putting mini DVDs in slot drives can lead to them getting stuck in there forever. Then its new drive time.
     
  3. MacHound thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yikes! Ok thanks! I won't try. That's exactly what I was afraid of.

    (so do you know what I should do?)
     
  4. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    Buy an external dvd writer - firewire will be better than USB = most external will happily accept the mini-dvds.
     
  5. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    I never really knew that mac wont accept mini dvd's. why can't apple just do what nintendo did with the wii's?
     
  6. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Probably because the ultra thin 9.5mm DVD drives Apple uses don't support that functionality.
     

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