This is the last straw. (Mac Pro with Lion won't play DVD-Rs burned on a Mac).

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by StephenCampbell, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. StephenCampbell macrumors 65816

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    This is really getting out of hand. Things are just breaking one after another in the Apple world.

    I have a collection of home videos that I burned to DVD using iMovie and iDVD back in 2004, on a G4 tower. My Mac Pro with Lion now does not recognize them and says I've inserted blank CDs when I put them in. I believe they were recognized under Snow Leopard.

    Is this a known issue? I'm about ready to kill Apple.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    did you finalize the DVD before ejecting it??
     
  3. FrancoisC macrumors 6502

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    Maybe your drive is just getting old?

    You can get a dvd burner for 15$ or a bd burner for a little more.
     
  4. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    have you tried putting them into another computer or a dvd player?
     
  5. FrancoisC macrumors 6502

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    There is also another possibility; you made these dvd in 2004 you say? Maybe they started to rot, which is sadly a thing that can happen with some DVDs.

    I've got a lot of dvds here, home made movies, old backups, ect... And for important thing I always got verbatim archival grade cd/dvd.

    I have a friend who did the same, but with some cheap no name dvd spindle (tower of 50, etc...). A lot of his old stuff is not readable anymore :(

    What i'm trying to say, I'm 100% sure its not the OS fault. Maybe the hardware, maybe the media itself, but definitly not the OS. Same thing would happen in windows and linux.
     
  6. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    that's definitely the first thing to try.
     

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