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Just purchased an LG GP08NU6B DVD burner and it doesn't seem to work with my macbook. I hooked everything up and inserted the software disc into my computer. I was able to open up the folders contained on the software disc, but when I click on the .exe files, nothing happens. How can I get this burner to work with my macbook. Box says it's mac compatible.

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  • jasondbaker7 Mar 21, 2011

    Thx. I'll let you know if this works.

  • jasondbaker7 Mar 22, 2011

    So, I tried just plugging and playing, and it worked! But, I have additional issues. I am trying to shoot video with my DCR-SR62 Sony Handycam and burn the videos to a DVD that will work in my DVD player. The Handycam outputs the video onto my mac in mpg format. I can burn these files to a DVD disc, but it won't play in my DVD player. How can I get these videos in a format that will play in my DVD player? Do I need to reformat the mpg files into a different format and then edit them with iMovie?

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Usually its just plug and play on the Mac. The software with the .exe is for Windows. I'd just plug it in via USB and see if it shows up on your regular Mac burning software.

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  • Adam Olivero Mar 23, 2011

    The easiest way to get your files from your Sony camera to a DVD your DVD player can read is to edit them to your liking in iMovie. Export them in mpg is fine. Then open iDVD and use it to burn the DVD. iDVD will convert the files into a disc your dvd player can read with menus :)

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