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Moved [GD]: DVD-RW for iMac

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I read in macworld magazine, in march of 2002, that by tricking iDVD2 into thinking that you put in a DVD-R disc, you can replace it with a DVD-RW disc. I bought a Philips DVD-RW disc, however, when I switched the dvd-r disc and put in the dvd-rw disc, an error came up.
I tried to erase it with disk utility, but the disc wasn't being read. So, my question is, did I buy the wrong dvd-rw disc, or is tricking idvd2 not possible? Any tips would be appreciated.

[ 10-06-2002: Message edited by: groverat ]</p>
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Philips is part of the DVD+RW Alliance.

Apple uses DVD-RW drives.

You most likely bought the wrong optical media. Makes sure you buy DVD-RWs instead of DVD+RWs.
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hold on, can my iMac, re burn dvd's??? i thought the only media that it could burn were dvd-r's and i though that was the same as dvd-rams. i know i't can't to the +r or +rw's but it can do the dvd-rws? how confuzling. . .
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[quote]Originally posted by Eugene:
<strong>Philips is part of the DVD+RW Alliance.

Apple uses DVD-RW drives.

You most likely bought the wrong optical media. Makes sure you buy DVD-RWs instead of DVD+RWs.</strong><hr></blockquote>

What's the difference between the two?
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[quote]Originally posted by xionja:
<strong>hold on, can my iMac, re burn dvd's??? i thought the only media that it could burn were dvd-r's and i though that was the same as dvd-rams. i know i't can't to the +r or +rw's but it can do the dvd-rws? how confuzling. . .</strong><hr></blockquote>

I was under the impression that SuperDrives have always been able to (re)burn DVD-RWs, it's just that Apple doesn't officially support this (either as a company or through it's iDVD software).

[ 10-06-2002: Message edited by: RodUK ]</p>
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