Mac Mini + Teon DVD+Rs = phail

So I’ve been playing around with some burned media on my HTPC recently, and I’ve been having a little trouble with videos burned to Teon DVD+Rs. Now it probably has to do with the fact that these are the cheapest DVD+Rs around, but the Mac Mini is treating them weirdly.

At first, it will read the disc fine, for about a half hour. Then it will stop spinning the disc up, and say that the disk is perhaps scratched — even on a fresh burn. Eh, I dunno. I hope it’s a media+drive incompatibility issue. Typically, if I knew the make/model of the DVD drive in the Mini, I’d look it up on Videohelp.com to see if anyone else has this same issue.

As a side note, today I just found a pretty active a Mac Mini HTPC forum at 123macmini.com. Who knew so many people were using their Minis as HTPCs; I guess my idea wasn’t as unique as I thought.


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    piratepete Said,

    December 10, 2007 @ 6:46 pm

    Ray, I’m using a Mac Mini as a HTPC too and I’m having no problems loading DVD media that has the movie pre-burned onto it. You can find these at Best Buy, Circuit City, Bi-Mart, etc…..

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    Raybdbomb Said,

    December 10, 2007 @ 8:38 pm

    I didn’t say a movie… I said a video. I’m watching home videos!

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    Jeff Said,

    December 11, 2007 @ 8:53 pm

    I won’t even make a comment about what time of home videos Ray might be watching. But I sure hope they are not videos of him beating Pokemon on PSP!

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    Jeff Said,

    December 11, 2007 @ 8:54 pm

    I would suggest trying another type of DVD+R, but I’m sure you already thought about that.

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    Raybdbomb Said,

    December 12, 2007 @ 9:42 am

    But I trained my Pikachu to cast magic missile!

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