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How Do I Adjust DVD Burn Speed?

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Smallwheels Calculating status...
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Dec 27, 2012 11:06 AM

I want to burn an ISO image. I drag the image I want to burn into the box for the source in the restore tab. The instructions in the Help section say to then drag the destination into the other box but that doesn't work. I try dragging the disc burner into it but that doesn't work. I then click the burn icon and it opens up a window for me to select the thing to be burned. If I do that a new dialog box opens showing the burn controls with a few things for me to check. It is waiting for me to insert a disc. This dialog box has a place to select the burn speed but it won't allow me to access it. It is pre-set.


I tried inserting the disc and the burning begins without allowing me to change the speed. Why the **** is there a speed choice available in the earlier dialog box if we can't access it? I've wasted one DVD with this and don't want to keep wasting them while getting this to work. What can be done to make the burn speed slow?


I have searched for the answer in the forum and the ones that come up are from 2007 and 2008. There were no real answers to the question in them. They mentioned alternative programs from way back, not the Apple DVD burner.


Please help soon.



MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,695 points)
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    Dec 27, 2012 1:11 PM (in response to Smallwheels)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,695 points)
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    Dec 28, 2012 11:38 AM (in response to Smallwheels)

    Hmmm, no idea why it didn't work... was there no download at all?


    Just downloaded it again from that link using the green download arrow, which took me to this page...



    Or a direct link...


  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,695 points)
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    Jan 1, 2013 4:44 PM (in response to Smallwheels)

    Apple's software is... becoming bloated with things I don't use.

    Amen... & it only gets worse on wards & upwards as well as the Hardware getting less reliable.


    If nobody else pipes in & I get time, I'll boot my IntelMac into 10.5.8 & see if I can decipher the problem.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,695 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 1:33 PM (in response to Smallwheels)

    Good work Micheal, thanks for the report!


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