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Old March 31st, 2007, 05:39 PM   #1
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Can a Mac make HD DVD? can it play one!?

I've made an HD DVD on studio pro, mac G5 computer. I took it to the apple store and tested it on a computer, trying to find one that plays HD DVDs. It played on a macMini. Then the salesman told me macmini can't play HD DVDs. I said "I'm looking at it play right now." and he told me it can play but not in HD.
Then a professional told me G5s can't make HD DVDs and I didn't really make one. DVD Studio pro says it is making an HD DVD but that is because eventually they will make a mac that can burn one. Until then it lies to you.

1. Can I make a HD DVD (with my HDV video) on ANY G5 computer?

2. What type of Mac computer can I play it on!?

3. What happens if I play the HD DVD on a regular DVD player: plays in SD or not at all? (I can't test all this, I don't own a G5)
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Old March 31st, 2007, 08:47 PM   #2
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Unless the Mac or PC has a HD-DVD Rom drive, you cannot read or playback "true" HD DVDs---such as commercial HD DVD movies you buy in the store.

These discs are *physically* different and requires a different type of drive with a different type of laser to read them.

That is why the guy at the store told you that you can't play back HD DVDs.

There are no Macs currently available with a HD DVD drive.

As you have already found out, you can create a HD DVD compliant disc with DVDSP 4.1.2 and burn it on red laser DVD-R's. These HD DVD's on red laser DVD-Rs will play on any Macintosh computer that is fast enough to play HD material.

These discs will also play on a set top Toshiba HD DVD Player.

These HD DVD on red laser dvd will not play on a regular DVD player.





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I've made an HD DVD on studio pro, mac G5 computer. I took it to the apple store and tested it on a computer, trying to find one that plays HD DVDs. It played on a macMini. Then the salesman told me macmini can't play HD DVDs. I said "I'm looking at it play right now." and he told me it can play but not in HD.
Then a professional told me G5s can't make HD DVDs and I didn't really make one. DVD Studio pro says it is making an HD DVD but that is because eventually they will make a mac that can burn one. Until then it lies to you.

1. Can I make a HD DVD (with my HDV video) on ANY G5 computer?

2. What type of Mac computer can I play it on!?

3. What happens if I play the HD DVD on a regular DVD player: plays in SD or not at all? (I can't test all this, I don't own a G5)
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 12:36 PM   #3
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Iīm afraid you are wrong John

If you have one of the newer Macīs you can watch your HD movies made in DVD Studio Pro

Here is a link where you can read more about it

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage...vds_young.html
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 02:21 PM   #4
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I´m afraid you are wrong John

If you have one of the newer Mac´s you can watch your HD movies made in DVD Studio Pro

Here is a link where you can read more about it

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage...vds_young.html

If you read my post again, you will see I said that.

Home made HD-DVD's from DVD Studio Pro on red laser DVD-Rs will play on a Mac and on a Toshiba HD DVD player.

You cannot read 15/30gig HD DVDs on a Mac unless it is equipped with a HD DVD-Rom drive.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 03:02 PM   #5
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OOoooppppsss, you are right

I really need to get some sleep before I try to read any more english :-)

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