trouble playing dvd-r on my macbook

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by rnv, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. rnv macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2007
    Hey all,

    not sure if this is the right place to post this but i hava problem. I've copied home movies from vhs to dvd-r and finalized them, but i can't get them to play on my macbook (with a superdrive). when i put the dvd in, it spins it then chills out, spins again, and so on. it never opens a program to play it, nor does it seem to know what to do with the dvd. i eventually just eject it. any thoughts on how to get this to work? it seems that my supermac w/ a superdrive ought to be able to handle this!

    thanks in advance!
  2. vultureboy70 macrumors member

    Dec 20, 2006
    San Francisco
    have you tried...

    1. Burning a test dvd-r from iphoto (just create a test dvd-r with some images as a slide show) and seeing if that plays back on the Mac?
    2. Playing the suspect dvd-r in a regular stand-alone player?

    What burning software are you using? I use UDF-format on my Toast 6.x (eMac G4 1.25 ghz).
  3. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    What brand of media are you using? Cheap, low quality brands such as Memorex often give playback compatibility problems.


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