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I can not seem to write DVDs anymore. I can watch DVDs, but when I insert a blank DVD the box that opens up only gives me the option to write CD's. Also if I look under my computer it recognizes that a DVD-R is in the drive but it says both the size and empty space is 0KB. Help please.

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1. are you using dvd's that are compatible with your dvd writer?
check if the specs on the dvd disk are the ones compatible with the your dvd writer. (check that the -'s and +'s match)

2. check also the computer or the dvd driver manufactorer for any firmware updates.

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1) Download and install Handbrake. This free software allows you to easily rip DVDs on any Mac with OS 10.3.9 or higher. Download and install Roxio Toast to compress and burn the DVD,
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