Burning DVD's on desktop PC, can't read them on Powerbook

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  1. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    I don't get it... I've used Nero and Roxio suites to burn data DVD's (with .avi files, etc.), then I stick them in the PB, and it spits it right out. Is there any program I can use on the PC to burn data DVD's so my PB can read it?

    oh and yes, the PB has a combo drive.
     
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    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    also, the wierd thing is that when I burn CDs on my Windows machine, the powerbook will read them fine... it's just dvd's :hs:
     
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    Are you using + or - R media?
     
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    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    shit, good point. They're +

    BUT, when I had my powermac G4, I burnt DVD R+ on it, and the powerbook read them just fine. Same media, just burnt on anotherp latform :hs:
     
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    I would try using -... in general, Macs seem to work with them better.

    Granted the + should work, I've had trouble in the past using them on other Macs.
     
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    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    but you don't think that there's any issues with the software I am using to burn?

    I will buy some DVD- from now on if this is the case, but it's definitely wierd that I was able to burn to a DVD+ from a Mac and have another Mac read it, but not from a PC to a Mac :confused:
     
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    If you suspect it could be software then try another program and report back with the results ;)
     
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    Not really... considering you've tried Nero and Roxio, there aren't too many other mainstream options. The only other thing that could cause a conflict is something like Nero's InCD or Roxio Drag-to-Disc. If either of those are installed, try disabling or removing them.
     
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    Brilliant... That's the next thing on my list. Thanks :hsd:
     

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