OT: Creating a PC Compatible DVD...

Jim Carwardine jim at oyfconsulting.com
Thu Dec 4 11:36:51 EST 2008


Thanks everyone for your advice... I tried running the copy on a real  
PC running XP and it worked fine and, since it also worked on my  
Panasonic TV recorder, I'll roll the dice and send it and hope their  
PC can run it too... Jim

On 3-Dec-08, at 5:13 PM, Thomas McGrath III wrote:

> Jim,
>
> 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
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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  
>> solution...
>>
>> 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
>>>
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