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I tried to use iDVD today and I get the error message



According to the system profiler there is no reason for this as it is seeing:



Firmware Revision: 1.58

Interconnect: ATAPI

Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)

Cache: 2000 KB

Reads DVD: Yes

CD-Write: -R, -RW

DVD-Write: -R, -RW

Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO

Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds


Attempting to have iDVD burn the video to a disc image causes iDVD to crash

It appears to be able to make a VIDEO_TS folder though. :/


Any Ideas?

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Burn with another program? There may be a hack, but that happens. Does it happen to be an IDE drive? That might be it. If not, maybe try an external.

It is an IDE Drive.

I was able to burn the VIDEO_TS in Toast. However, the Audio and Video slowly lost sync as the video went on.

By the end of the video it was off by at least 10 words.


I remember a DVR-109 firmware from a while back.

I think this is it, but you will probably want to do your research on this subject:



According to that it is only useful for PPC Macs, I don't think I would trust running it under Rosetta if it could.


I suppose I could go into Vista and flash it again.

I never had burning issues under Windows with this drive.


I changed to Mac about 5 months ago this drive is actually from my old windows machine.

It has been flashed as region free RPC-2 firmware.


One would have thought that because it is seen as "Apple Shipping Drive" that it wouldn't have any issues.

I just didn't like having the Optiarc drive anymore, too slow and NOISY.

The Optiarc drive is like having a 360 and the Pioneer is like having a PS3.

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