Reading DVD-Ram disks in MBP

stevel58

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 21, 2007
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London, UK
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.
 

L3X

macrumors 6502a
Oct 18, 2006
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Chesapeake, VA
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.
 

sammich

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Sep 26, 2006
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Sarcasmville.
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.
 

stevel58

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 21, 2007
27
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London, UK
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.