Powerbook won't read DVD-R??

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lar5one

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I am doing a job for a client and he hands me the material, pictures etc, on a burned dvd... I pop it into my PB and it just ejects it. Every time I put it in, it comes right back out.

So to solve this I had to get out my old school Pentium 3 laptop and it reads the dvd with no problems.

This can't be for real...can't the powerbooks that doesn't have superdrives read other peoples dvd's?
 
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cakman2

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I had the same problem with a Van Halen CD, it was just a standard copy. But it kept spitting it out. I had to use my PC to burn it and then email the whole cd to my Mac. pain in the ass.
 
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cakman2 said:
I had to use my PC to burn it and then email the whole cd to my Mac.

WTF?? How did u manage to email a whole cd? :confused: what email handles such heavy attachments? Eager to know...
 
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WTF?? How did u manage to email a whole cd? :confused: what email handles such heavy attachments? Eager to know...

ive got an account at Pacbell, not free though, it came with the DSL service. I get about 50 megs of space for mail. I could easily email a whole cd in mp3 format with that...or one track at a time with another format...
 
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first of all you maybe have 50 megs or space but the server will time out before gettin that whole song there
- you gotta check the dvd find out what kind it is..the macs will only read the -dvd's not the +'s so that maybe a problem as well
second of all make sure its clean and then just keep putting it in..it will eventually read it...what make of disc is it too
 
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lar5one said:
I am doing a job for a client and he hands me the material, pictures etc, on a burned dvd... I pop it into my PB and it just ejects it. Every time I put it in, it comes right back out.

So to solve this I had to get out my old school Pentium 3 laptop and it reads the dvd with no problems.

This can't be for real...can't the powerbooks that doesn't have superdrives read other peoples dvd's?

The PB's internal drive can read most formats, even those created on other peoples machines. I think, maybe your client's DVD+R, not a DVD-R. I don;t think the PB's internal drive can read DVD+R's yet. Kinda explains why it's ejecting it out.
 
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The PB's internal drive can read most formats, even those created on other peoples machines. I think, maybe your client's DVD+R, not a DVD-R. I don;t think the PB's internal drive can read DVD+R's yet. Kinda explains why it's ejecting it out.

My Powerbook reads dvd+r/rw's fine and plays movies from them too without any problems. I do know that some dvd-r's are different from others, for example, when i was burning dvd's on my old laptop, i used some Mirror Platinum's and the guy who sold them me gave me five sample blank dvd's to try. The sample ones were made by Ritek, which are probably the best out there, but every single one didnt burn well, five wasted discs while the mirror's were faultless. I'm using them with my powerbook, they burn pretty well and cheap at the price too.
 
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sonnylee

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If the person used native Windows XP system to burn discs, i.e., burns it directly from explorer, then MAC will NOT be able to read it. This is on purpose.

Make sure the person is using some third-party software, i.e. Easy CD Creator or NERO, to burn these discs for you.
 
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chamkila911

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sorry to bring up a anciet topic but i have the same problem does someone have the fix?
 

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