Reading DVD-Ram disks in MBP

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  1. stevel58 macrumors newbie

    stevel58

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    First apologies if this question has already been asked - I couldn't find it anywhere.

    Can anyone confirm that a new SR-MBP can read DVD-RAM disks. I want to burn some DVDs off my Toshiba hard disk recorder but when I use it with -R format it seems to encode them so they cannot be read by my MBP or any other bit of equipment! So I was thinking of burning DVD-RAM disks instead.

    If I can transfer them to my MBP I can then convert/rip them to another format.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. L3X macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure if they read RAM discs since i don't have mine yet. How are you burning them?... are you burning data DVDs or video DVDs?

    You can also try +Rs.
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    You can find the thread here.

    Also, did you 'finalize' the dvd-r when you had finished burning it? Otherwise nothing can read it, other than the drive you burnt it with.
     
  4. stevel58 thread starter macrumors newbie

    stevel58

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    Sorted!

    Thanks for the prompt replies.

    It was your post Sammich that got me there. I re-investigated the Toshiba unit and found that the Finalise item wasn't on the DVD menu (hence I had missed it). In fact it was on the Hard Disk menu!! So having found it I finalised a disk and it played perfectly on my MBP - even worked on Windows if I used VLC.

    Thanks again.
     

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