• The Mac-Forums Community Guidelines (linked at the top of every forum) are very clear, we respect US law and court precedence when it comes to legality of activity.

    Therefore to clarify:
    • You may not discuss breaking DVD or BluRay encryption, copying, or "ripping" commercial, copy-protected DVDs.
    • This includes DVDs or BluRays you own. Even if you own the DVD or BluRay, it is still technically illegal under the DMCA to break the encryption. While some may argue otherwise, until the law is rewritten or the US Supreme Court strikes it down, we will adhere to the current intent of the law.
    • You may discuss ripping or copying unprotected movies or homemade DVDs.
    • You may discuss ripping or copying tools in the context that they are used for legal purposes as outlined in this post.

Trying 2 burn a dual layer DVD

Joined
Dec 9, 2011
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Points
1
I have a MAC G-5 running OS X, 10.5.8 with a PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-117D. I am desperately trying to burn a dual layer dvd but every time I place a DVD in the tray it will not spin it up and kicks it out. Yes, I am using a dual layer disk, a DVD+DL. Even if I put the disk in without a burning program running, it rejects the disk. Can someone tell me what's going on???
 
Joined
Nov 29, 2010
Messages
2,516
Reaction score
137
Points
63
Location
Warrington, UK
Your Mac's Specs
PPC Mini, 10.4.11. Intel Mini, 10.6.8. MacBook Pro, 10.14.6. M1 MBA 11.6.3 iPhone 5 iOS 12.5,
You could try a different brand of dvd. Does it eject single layer dvds/cds? Your burner could have a fault.
 
OP
G
Joined
Dec 9, 2011
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Points
1
I have tried that already. I have tried 3 different brands and they all eject the Dual layer but the single layers and the cd's play fine.
 
Joined
Nov 28, 2007
Messages
25,564
Reaction score
486
Points
83
Location
Blue Mountains NSW Australia
Your Mac's Specs
Silver M1 iMac 512/16/8/8 macOS 11.6
What does Apple System Profiler say about Disc Burning? Does DVD+R DL appear in the list of options?
 

cwa107


Retired Staff
Joined
Dec 20, 2006
Messages
27,042
Reaction score
812
Points
113
Location
Lake Mary, Florida
Your Mac's Specs
14" MacBook Pro M1 Pro, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD
I'd agree with Harry - not all DVD burners can burn DL... particularly on a machine of that vintage, if it's original, I'd be surprised if it had the capability.
 
OP
G
Joined
Dec 9, 2011
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Points
1
You guys are right! The Profiler does not list it as having DVD+RDL. I guess I have to get a newer burner. Thanks
 
Joined
Nov 28, 2007
Messages
25,564
Reaction score
486
Points
83
Location
Blue Mountains NSW Australia
Your Mac's Specs
Silver M1 iMac 512/16/8/8 macOS 11.6
Pioneer DVR-118 are pretty cheap and a snap to install. Just do a Goog;r about installing optical drive in a G4.
 

Shop Amazon


Shop for your Apple, Mac, iPhone and other computer products on Amazon.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites.
Top