New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

drive not recognizing DVD


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
mjarema

 
Member Since: Aug 18, 2007
Posts: 27
mjarema is on a distinguished road

mjarema is offline
When I am trying to burn a data disk (nothing fancy just files) I make a burn folder on desktop, then click burn. It says you must insert media capable of holding x.x GB. I have put in two different DVD-R and neither is recognized. I can burn CDs via iTunes, and a DVD via iMovie.

Please advise.
QUOTE Thanks
MacHeadCase
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Can you try another brand and see if the same problem occurs?

Sometimes brands have inferior quality media and it won't burn at all.

There used to be a great website where they would list the failure rate by brands but it is dated info and with all the company mergers and buy outs, that info is simply not valid anymore. One manufacturer that stood apart back then, it was all the CDs made in Japan by Taiyo Yuden but even that doesn't hold true anymore.

This might not be pertinent to your question but in case you or any other member here is curious, I found this: Video Media Guides - Blank media quality guide & FAQ. This article is more for the longevity of burn media.
QUOTE Thanks
mjarema

 
Member Since: Aug 18, 2007
Posts: 27
mjarema is on a distinguished road

mjarema is offline
Thank you MHC.
Things got weirder. I am unable to burn from a burn folder, BUT the same DVD is able to burn in iPhoto.

These are the steps I took

To burn a data cd of pictures.

1) I exported all images I wanted
2) i made a burn folder then drug the images into the folder
3) inserted a DVD (blank)
4) clicked burn in the burn folder

Is this a user error, or a mac genius issue. My apple store is 40 miles away
QUOTE Thanks
mjarema

 
Member Since: Aug 18, 2007
Posts: 27
mjarema is on a distinguished road

mjarema is offline
I drove out to the apple store and there was a setting off in system preferences.

Now problems seem to be solved.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Battery on the MBP | mercury msn issues »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
DVD R or DVD RW? (Difference?) Joeytpg Switcher Hangout 17 03-24-2010 11:09 AM
Installing Tiger OSX using external DVD drive ibookmobile007 OS X - Operating System 4 06-04-2007 08:52 AM
Cannot see optical drive or read files from superdrive cgeiber OS X - Operating System 0 05-27-2007 11:57 AM
Upgrade my mini mac dvd drive beck Apple Desktops 12 04-10-2005 10:08 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?