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Old Jul 8th, 2008, 01:22 AM   #1
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Trouble reading burnt disc

Good Day to y'all.

I'm experiencing some problems with my lappy not reading a burnt disc
that a friend burnt some recorded video for me to some video editing
together yesterday. This may sound awkward, but I inserted the disc
on my PC and it read all the video files on the disc. I thought I'd
copy them all onto an external hd and I verified that all the files
are present on it. Plugged it back to my Mac...lo and behold, it says
that the folder has "zero bytes" on it when I right clicked it to "get
info" and also when I clicked to open the folder from the ext hd.

Additional info of my lappy:

MacBook Pro 3,1
Mac OS X 10.5.4
Intel Core 2 Duo
2.4 GHz
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz

The disc was burnt on Tiger. After he went home, he tried reading the
disc on his iMac (dunno which model), he sent me an email indicating
he could read it on his iMac and that it must be with my MacBook Pro.

Please comment & thanx, y'all.
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Old Jul 8th, 2008, 05:46 PM   #2
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that's gotta be annoying...assuming he finalized the disk okay, maybe it's a bunch of codec's you'd be needing...maybe try VLC for playing it or Perian ??
check your system profiler to see if the disk and drive show up, if they do, then it might be the codecs (the little boogers that help to play videos)

hope this helps a bit

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Old Jul 8th, 2008, 07:03 PM   #3
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I had this same problem on my MBP 2.2 Ghz/4G RAM just the other day after upgrading to 10.5.4, so it must be related to the upgrade.

I back up my movie collection to travel with in my motor home and suddenly, my MBP would not read any of my copied DVD disks. It would try and try again and wind up ejecting them without ever mounting the disk image on the desktop.

I ran OnyX and no difference, so then tried disk utility permission repair, no difference.

A second restart after disk utility and suddenly the MBP recognized my copied disks again.

Weird, but I think something in the last update changed things.
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Old Jul 8th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #4
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Honestly speaking, I don't know if it has anything to do with my lappy of the recent update. The problem is that the burning of some image files I have copied from DVD movies has the same effect of not being able to complete the burning process despite using the Mac's own burning app. Lately after the update, I have the same problem with Toast Titanium. However, this is my first attempt with Toast 9. So, I don't really know where the problem lies. On the Yahoo! group, I was advised that the problem could be with the drive itself having a misaligned head or my friend's didn't close the dvd or even his drive in turn has a misaligned head. Could this be possible? Should I take it into an Apple store and have someone from the Genius Bar check it out?
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