Reading "dibidis"

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by oliverlim1078, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. oliverlim1078

    oliverlim1078 Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm recently bought a "dibidi" from Greenhills and just found out here in SG (where I'm based) that my PC and Mac can't read the disc. They both see it as a blank disc. Weird thing is that in MLA, I tested it in our home DVD player, it played fine.

    I suspect that the person who "burned" the disc didn't finish the session. Any ideas how I can pull the data off the disc?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. johannes

    johannes PhilMUG Chairman
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    I hear Singapore imposes harsh penalties on "dibidis". I mean, they don't simply confiscate them. They really teach you a lesson. Lucky for you that you were able to slip it through the airport when you got there. Otherwise, your DVD player will be the least of your worries. :p
     
  3. himuramaki

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    I think it is with the format used in burning the "dibidis". If this is a video, then you just need to find a compatible video player.
     
  4. Kenneth

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    Yup, some dibidis aren't readable. Don't know what they did. Though they play fine on DVD players.
     
  5. raze94

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    a bit ot but piracy supports the drug trade.
     
  6. antski

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    what region do you guys usually set for your DVD drives on your mac?
     
  7. Chito Limson

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    Region 1. If I want to watch a Region 3 (or 2, I have a few Japanese discs) DVD on occasion, I use VLC on the Mac instead. VLC somehow circumvents region coding on DVDs.
     

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