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    Burner Unrecognized
    The migration problems from my PC continue. Attempts to burn DVDs and CDs fail because, the error screen says, the attempt failed to find the burner.

    When I key System Preferences I don't see the burner listed. Should I or is that symptomatic of the problem?

    Thanks.

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    Are you using an external burner?

    Why not the superdrive your computer comes with?
    And if you are using an external burner, are you using a disc that is supported by it?
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    No. Not an external drive. It's the original. It plays but it does not burn.

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    Which Mac do you have? Does it have a Superdrive(DVD/CD writer) or Combidrive(CD writer)? What are you trying to burn, and how are you trying to do it?

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    It's an iMac 3.2 with a superdrive (I guess). Trying to burn home made video to play on my DVD player/TV.

    FYI: I'm also working in a virtual Parallels environment and the burner won't work in there either.

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    Sure sounds like the burner has failed. Under AppleCare by any chance?

    If not you may like to try one of the commercial lens cleaning kikt.
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    No but the puter is under warranty.

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    Are you trying to access the burner in OSX? Do you have Parallels running at the time the burner does not show up?

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    Both OS. Different burn apps; several different apps in OSX. Same result.

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    Reason I asked is that some members here have said they could not access their burner in OSX when Parallels was running.

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    Hmmm. I don't know, frankly. I can tell you that with Parallels running and trying to burn in OSX I get nothing.

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    Try disabling Parallels and see if the burner shows in OSX.

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    Here's an update. The burn was successful but it still not play on my external DVD player. It did however playback on the Mac.

    Clearly I need to find a converter/burner to give me a VOB file to play. Any suspect apps out there?

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    How did you get the burner going in OSX? Was it Parallels?

    What application did you use to make your DVD?

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    No, the Mac. A search presented a couple that said they could burn VOB: Kigo Video Converter and Free-DVD-Ripper. Neither did. Frankly the more the try to adapt to this new environment the less I seem to know about the burning process. Why should I be having such problems here? I guess I was spoiled by DVDFlick which converts and burns in one operation. I haven't been able to find anything similar in a Mac environment.

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