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4th July 2009, 12:18 AM
Hi ALL :)
I recently started helping a friend of mine with putting up movies onto to youtube. he copies all his work onto a PC. he will send me dvd's (home made and original) but they will not work on my macbook. they work on a pc and stand alone player. these are dvd video files - vob.

I have downloaded VLC player and still nothing as the dvd spins around and ejects within 30-45 seconds. It will play store bought dvd's but not homemade one's.

Macbook (black) 2ghz, 2gig ram and 250 hdd

Please help as all the is done in iMovie.

Many thanks
Firecane :unsure:

4th July 2009, 12:52 AM
Check the type of DVD used. I have previously encountered problems with DVD+R and macs because the drive is not compatible. You shouldn't any problems if they are DVD-R's. Hope that helps.

4th July 2009, 09:08 AM
I checked the dvd + and - and both are supposed to work. both will work with data on them but not movies?????

my disc drive is MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-857

if it helps