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Burning DVD-RW with iDVD
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littlegreenspud
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Aug 13, 2002, 04:02 PM
 
I have purchased a DVD-RW disk with the intention of proofing my DVD projects (after some mistakes that have cost me DVD-R disks!).

Only iDVD v2.1 does not recognise the disk and ejects it.

If I just insert the disk without iDVD running the Mac is quite happy and will let me format and write data to it.

I am running OS X .15.
     
Corys
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Aug 13, 2002, 04:33 PM
 
I read somewhere that the key is to initially put in a DVD-R disk, then while the machine is encoding and getting the files ready to burn, simply swap out the DVD-R disk with a DVD-RW disk..and it should burn to the DVD-RW disk..
     
twieland
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Aug 15, 2002, 12:51 PM
 
Yes, that solution does work. I regularly "proof" DVD projects in progress on DVD-RW ...
     
MoparSteve
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Aug 15, 2002, 02:38 PM
 
Originally posted by twieland:
Yes, that solution does work. I regularly "proof" DVD projects in progress on DVD-RW ...
How do you re-write the DVD-RW disc? If you need a DVD-R disc in the drive to start out, erase or re-write won't be an option that you could select.
     
twieland
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Aug 17, 2002, 11:57 PM
 
Erase the DVD-RW with Disk Utility before you start iDVD
Eject DVD-RW and start iDVD
Select burn DVD, then iDVD will prompt you to insert DVD-R
Insert DVD-R, and as soon as iDVD starts encoding/multiplexing, press keyboard eject
Insert DVD-RW, close drive, and iDVD will write to the DVD-RW
Voila, instant DVD on DVD-RW media !!
     
littlegreenspud  (op)
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Aug 18, 2002, 02:48 PM
 
Thanks for the info.

I wonder why Apple will not let you burn DVD-RW media?
     
   
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