OT: Creating a PC Compatible DVD...
Thomas McGrath III
mcgrath3 at mac.com
Wed Dec 3 15:13:07 CST 2008
Don't assume that just cause it won't work on parallels that it won't
work on a PC. Parallels is touchy. I have to put the disk in right at
start up in order to get Parallels to recognize it.
I do burn DVDs on the Mac for PC usage so things should be just fine.
Just make sure it is a full burn and not a rewritable.
Tom McGrath III
Lazy River Software
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On Dec 3, 2008, at 3:23 PM, Jim Carwardine wrote:
> Well... I guess I scared myself when it wouldn't work in
> Parallels... I have a DVD that was already burned on a PC that I
> want to dupe. I have an Intel MacBook running 10.5.5 on which I
> duped the DVD using Disk Utility.
> I tried the new DVDs in Parallels running XP to see if they would
> read and they didn't. When I looked on the Internet I found the
> issues around DVD-R vs DVD+R as well as the issues around MPEG2 not
> being readable on most PCs. I didn't find much consensus on a Mac
> I assumed, correctly or not, that if the DVDs did not work on
> Parallels then in all likelihood they would not work on any PC. I'm
> preparing to send the duped DVDs to a prospective client who is
> located in another city and I don't want them to call me to say they
> couldn't read the DVDs...
> Of course the easy way is to take them downtown and have a service
> dupe the original but I want to do it on my Mac, to prove a point if
> nothing else...
> On 3-Dec-08, at 3:58 PM, Stephen Barncard wrote:
>> You didn't mention the parallels part, nor what it is you are
>> trying to make, not to mention operating from the windows side.
>> Several levels of complication here.
>> "Didn't work in XP in Parallels" means that either
>> windows,Parallels or whatever app you are using in windows lacks
>> drivers or knowledge of your internal drive. Welcome to the PC world.
>> If it's video, can't you just make the thing on the Mac side?
>>> Thanks, Stephen... I'm using Panasonic DVD-R blanks and they
>>> didn't work in XP in Parallels. A good brand might be any of the
>>> more expensive brands? So, if I use an expensive DVD-R with iDVD,
>>> instead of Disk Utility) I will likely get a PC compatible DVD? I
>>> can't target my audience other than to say they might not be using
>>> Vista... Jim
>> stephen barncard
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