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    Newbie DVD Question
    Hi All,

    Powerbook G4 800mhz - OS 10.3

    The DVD reader in my Powerbook G4 reads DVD's from vendors like MacAddict or even my Linux magazines DVD's just fine, but the DVD's I burn on Windows machine, the Powerbook spits them back out. The DVD's I have are DVD +R , is that compatable with Mac's?

    Thanks

    Joe

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    they are compatible, but what app on the pc are you burning them in, are they video dvds? what format?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macman
    they are compatible, but what app on the pc are you burning them in, are they video dvds? what format?

    Just data DVD's. Burning with Roxio.

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    there should be an option somewhere to burn a mac compatible data disc, either in preferences, or in the window where you select data.

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    I'll look, thanks.

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    Ok, I checked the Windows XP Roxio help and found nothing about Mac compatability. I bought some DVD -R disks and burnt a data dvd with those and the Powerbook likes those just fine. So I don't know why the DVD +R are not working or if there is some setting I could change to make them work, but the DVD -R work just fine.

    Next I plugged in the my external Plextor DVD burner into the Powerbook and put the DVD +R in that and OS X reads it just fine from the Plextor. So, it appears that the built in Powerbook DVD reader just can't handle the DVD +R disk for what ever reason.

    Thanks

    Joe

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