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Cannot Burn DVDs even with Snow Leopard

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  • Steadinan Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 15, 2009 4:20 PM (in response to Eric Andrist)
    Just upgrade Toast to version 9.0.5.
    Mac Pro 4-core 2007, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • randmac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 17, 2009 4:50 AM (in response to tuatara)
    Same problem here on an almost 2-years-old MacBook Pro 3,1 - DVD burning worked fine with 10.5.8, but now with 10.6.1 I can only read DVDs, not write them (I tried a 4.7 GB DVD +R and a 4.7 GB DVD -R).
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Steadinan Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 17, 2009 7:22 PM (in response to Eric Andrist)
    Then I suggest you contact Roxio about the problem, because mine works now that I upgraded to the latest version of 9, so it's obviously something that Roxio needs to fix in version 10.
    Mac Pro 4-core 2007, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Booalready Calculating status...
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    Sep 18, 2009 6:24 PM (in response to Eric Andrist)
    I had the same problem. Went to the Genius Bar and he deleted all iDVD files from both libraries, reinstalled and updated. It did burn one DVD there. So I bought the media he used (Memorex instead of the Sony I used to be able to use) got home and no-go again.

    There was the tell-tale sign that something was amiss when opening iDVD and the background images for the theme didn't show up. Closed, opened again and all seemed fine, and then the disc ejects with "6 mins left" and stalls completely with "less than one minute remaining."

    I only used a small vid in mov format at the store though. Will try that again, and hope for the best, but may be removing Snow Leopard until there's a fix if I can't burn DVDs with it. (Disk Utiliy burns haven't worked either for me.)
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • meemorize Calculating status...
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    Sep 21, 2009 12:51 PM (in response to Booalready)
    Getting the same "medium source error" on all DVD Burns since upgrading to SL.
    Setup: Verbatim DVD-R + Toast 10.0.2 + Mac Pro 2008.

    I think it's a SL bug.

    Disco.app & Burn.app cannot burn DVDs either..
    Mac Pro (early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.1), Dual Quad 2,8Ghz / GeForce 8800GT / 16GB RAM / Boot: 128GB Crucial SSD
  • mountainbiker63 Calculating status...
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    Sep 27, 2009 1:43 AM (in response to Eric Andrist)
    I have a new MBP/17 with Snow. I wanted to put some files on disc. As usual (on my old MBP), I highlighted the files, CTRL-click, and select "Burn X files to disc". It requests a blank disc. I insert a blank CD or DVD (depending on size). It spins a bit then kicks it out. I see no error messages on the screen or in the console.
    MacBook Pro 17", 3.06MHz, 8/2009, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • kurtyhome Calculating status...
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    Sep 27, 2009 9:18 AM (in response to Eric Andrist)
    I could burn DVDs prior to upgrade to snow leopard. After upgrade to snow leopard, I can no longer burn DVDs. I have not tried CDs.

    Same thing happened when I upgraded from 10.4 to 10.5 - took 'em a month to issue fix.
    MacBook Pro 15, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • mountainbiker63 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 28, 2009 2:44 AM (in response to kurtyhome)
    I am in a unique position for testing, I have the 2007 MBP/17 and the 2009 MBP/17 with both running Snow. The 2007 reads/writes CDs/DVDs with no issue. The 2009 has problems with some DVDs (no all).

    Completely off topic: the 2007 connects to my home network without issues. The 2009 will have an issue every few days (and require multi reboots until it picks it up).
    MacBook Pro 17", 3.06MHz, 8/2009, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • shadowdot Calculating status...
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    Oct 4, 2009 5:10 PM (in response to Eric Andrist)
    Disk Utility has been helpfully creating coasters rather than burned discs for me since the upgrade. I did actually get one correctly burned disc, but I guess that was an anomaly.

    This has coincided with the installation of Snow Leopard for me, so my instinct is to attribute it to that.

    I'd prefer to have the program function correctly rather than download/purchase alternate software to provide the same functionality that my "upgrade" to SL has eliminated, so I hope this is resolved soon.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • mountainbiker63 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 5, 2009 11:31 AM (in response to shadowdot)
    I am the one with a old and new MBP/17. Both running Snow. The old MBP would burn DVDs, and the new one would not. It turns out that the new MBP did not like the DVD brand that the old one could use.
    MacBook Pro 17", 3.06MHz, 8/2009, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • savmagoett Calculating status...
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    Oct 6, 2009 1:47 PM (in response to mountainbiker63)
    Hi there.
    Same problem here, I can't burn no dvd since Snow Leopard. I've tried different disc brands and different softwares, even disc utility, nothing works, I get an error before burning even begins…
    I Hope this will be solved soon! I'm (we're) kinda stuck here!
    Mac Pro 2X2.8 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • screth Calculating status...
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    Oct 10, 2009 9:09 AM (in response to Eric Andrist)
    It's gotta be a SL bug. All of my media has given me errors that previously did not. I did successfully burn ONE dvd by setting the write speed to 1x, but even then I get a few errors before I get a successful burn.
    17" Macbook Pro 2.4 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 1.4 Ghz G4 Mac Mini, 16GB iPhone 3GS
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