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DVD burn from VIDEO-TS failure


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I just bought Toast today. So I'm testing it.

 

I burnea DVD from a VIDEO-TS file on my iBook G4. It went well and verified correctly. I was also able to play it on the iBook. I didn't watch the whole film, but I was able to step through all the chapters and it seemed to be set up correctly.

 

I then tried to play it on my G5 which has a Philips DVD player, rather than the Matshita on the iBook. The DVD didn't even load. I played around and loaded a commercial DVD and it played OK, so there was no problem with the player on the G5.

 

What is going on? Surely a DVD burned by Toast should be playble on anything. Is there some setting that I'm getting wrong?

 

To be sure I re-burned it at 1xDVD speed and I had exactly the same problem.

 

Any suggestions gratefully received!

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It gets curiouser. I've now installed toast 8 on my G5 and copied a VIDEO-TS file to a DVD. It worked perfectly. Amazingly too, I can play it with no problems on my iBook.

 

So the question now is; Why can a DVD recorded by toast on an iBook not play on a G5 whilst a DVD recorded on a G5 can play on an iBook?..?

The iMac drive reads anything but video DVDs burned on the iBook. The iBook drive reads anything. Hmmmm. This is a totally wild guess but I'm thinking the burn laser is failing in the iBook's drive, which also happens to have a better read laser than the iMac's drive. Okay, I'm just making that up but it at least sounds plausible.

 

If you tried a different brand of media to burn in the iBook you might get it to read in the iMac. Maybe.

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The iMac drive reads anything but video DVDs burned on the iBook. The iBook drive reads anything. Hmmmm. This is a totally wild guess but I'm thinking the burn laser is failing in the iBook's drive, which also happens to have a better read laser than the iMac's drive. Okay, I'm just making that up but it at least sounds plausible.

 

If you tried a different brand of media to burn in the iBook you might get it to read in the iMac. Maybe.

 

Well, thank you! It seems that we are in the realm of magic now, anything can happen.

 

Reading the subtext of what you're saying is that this is highly unlikely. I've searched this group and the Apple discussion groups and found nothing remotely similar.

 

I know what I'll do. I'll put a cleaning disk into my G5 and see if it gets any better. If not, I'll post here again.

 

I have got a DVD/CD laser lens cleaning disc - I'm not expecting a result as I used it only a few weeks ago, but, why not try eh?

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