I'm hoping for a quick answer to this question (something within the next 12 - 24 hours). So, here goes: I just transferred a VHS movie (old kung-fu flick) to a "DVD-RW" (manufacturer: Maxell) using a brand new Magnovox VHS/DVD recorder. The burn seems to have worked (burned DVD-RW disc plays back fine on the new machine), but when I put it in to my Macbook Pro for playback (MB Pro Drive is a MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-857, so we're dealing with 1st Gen), is attempts to read, fails, and kicks it back out. I been scouring through forums that document similar issues, but still don't have a firm handle on what's going on with this. So, bottom line: 1.) Is there a particular writeable DVD format that works best with Macbook Pros/Apple DVD Drives? If so, what is it? 2. Is there anything special I need to do in order for this to work consistently. I have a mess of VHS tapes I'd like to convert, and then eventually store the DVDs in a video format that easily transfers to an external drive (WMV, MP4, etc.). I can handle everything in the process except getting the burned disc to be recognized by my MB Pro DVD drive. PLEASE HELP!