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Special burning format to play on PC's?

Discussion in 'Video problems with Mac' started by kermit22, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. kermit22

    kermit22 Member

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    When I burn a DVD on my G4, I want it to play on my dell laptop. However, the higher in quality that I burn the dvd, the choppier the video is on my dell. The dell plays store bought DVD's just fine. So my question is; Do I need to burn the DVD in a special format in order to get them to play correctly on my dell?
     
  2. samintx

    samintx Regular member

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    I don't use toast. I use FastDVDCopy...and sometimes it will not play on my player....If your DELL can burn DVDs buy DVDCloner. Excellent all in one programs for PC that I really like.

    I have not had happy experiences with burning DVD with macs. I don't want to mess with 2 or more programs to copy a DVD. I like all in one programs on mac or pc
     
  3. mediaguru

    mediaguru Regular member

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    On the mac side unfortunately the ONE program theory doesn't give you very many options as far as: rip only movie, leave out subtitles, select audio tracks etc.

    My guess is you should try different media and try burning at slower speeds.

    MG
     
  4. samintx

    samintx Regular member

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    Overrun is not the problem. PCs just burn DVDs better because I assume the programs are better. I think one of my problems now is version 3. It will not install and keeps asking for my serial number and will not accept it...The response time is too slow from FastcopyDVD.
     
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    I don't doubt that there are many peecee programs that are better at ripping & burning than fastdvdcopy. But perhaps just as good are mac the ripper, dvd2onex and toast!

    MG
     
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    samintx Regular member

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    I'm spoiled and lazy. I want to just insert a blank disk not have to mess with another program to finish a copy. Macs should be able to make something even better than PCs.
     
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    I agree there. There are just lots more "hackers" on the peecee side of things.

    MG
     

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