DVD drive on iMac reads data DVDs but ejects video DVDs!!??

DVD drive on iMac reads data DVDs but ejects video DVDs!!??

Post by Van Bagno » Sun, 07 Jan 2007 02:36:54


I have an iMac G4 ("igloo") which recently began to summarily eject the
video DVDs I insert in it, even though it happily mounts and reads the
data DVDs. What's going on?

Basically, I hear a brief spin-up, a few "chick-chick-chick" sounds, and
an ejection.

I don't think its a region code thing, as it even ejects video DVDs that
I had once burned from it. Neither using Disk Utility, nor changing the
"CDs & DVDs" settings in System Preferences, appears to make a
difference.

The machine continues to write and read CDs just fine, and as I said,
can read my data DVDs (e.g., discs burned from iPhoto), just not video
DVDs whether commercial or personally created.

Van
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DVD drive on iMac reads data DVDs but ejects video DVDs!!??

Post by me » Sun, 07 Jan 2007 03:58:31


Does this problem persist if you try while logged in to a different user
account?

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DVD drive on iMac reads data DVDs but ejects video DVDs!!??

Post by sbt » Sun, 07 Jan 2007 09:07:04

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Slightly different base format. Data DVDs created by iPhoto (what you
said you compared with) are HFS+ and video DVDs are UDF.

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