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Vista 64-bit + iTunes + DVDRW = GRRRrrrr

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Hello all.

I have been googling my problem now for over an hour with no luck, so I thought I'd give this a go.

I recently did a clean reformat w/ Vista 64-bit. Perfectly legal copy. Not a hacked beta 2 or anything.

I have an IDE NEC 3550A DVD-rw - a drive which has no know compatibility issues with Vista according to google.

I also have the newest version of iTunes.

However, when I try to burn a music CD, it says "Disc burner or software not found."

Then, I go to preferences, and under burning, it says "No Supported Disc Burners found."

HOWEVER, iTunes will use the drive to rip music. Also, Vista shows the driver as being correctly installed wiht up to date drivers. Moreover, I can still burn when I boot to Windows XP - so I know it's not the drive.

WHat's the problem here? Thanks!
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post #2 of 13
the problem is ITUNES i have also been getting the problem lately with my DVD drive and itunes, you could try winamp or burnatonce if you want..
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the problem is ITUNES i have also been getting the problem lately with my DVD drive and itunes, you could try winamp or burnatonce if you want..
Yeah but they won't burn protected AAC files...

THanks for the info though
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post #4 of 13
lol...you googled your problem BEFORE coming to OCN for help? jk

lol.... my best guess is that vista is your problem. i use vista on my home comp and it has NEVER worked completely right.....but thats just my opinion.
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post #5 of 13
re-encode the music files, then burn them, remove that damned AAC
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re-encode the music files, then burn them, remove that damned AAC
I dont' feel like doing to that for 600+ files.

Additionally, I just want to be able to click the "burn" button in iTunes. That was my favorite part of the whole iTunes software setup...
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post #7 of 13
Easy... iTunes uses Gear Software's CD Driver but only includes and x86 driver. Download and install the x64 driver from Gear's website @ http://www.gearsoftware.com/support/drivers.cfm

The first time you use iTunes check that your cd-burner is detected in iTunes advanced/burning tab. I've found that if you don't open that tab before the first time you try to burn iTunes will crash.
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Easy... iTunes uses Gear Software's CD Driver but only includes and x86 driver. Download and install the x64 driver from Gear's website @ http://www.gearsoftware.com/support/drivers.cfm

The first time you use iTunes check that your cd-burner is detected in iTunes advanced/burning tab. I've found that if you don't open that tab before the first time you try to burn iTunes will crash.

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post #9 of 13
Thanks, i did this last night and it worked for me as well!
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Thank you rogue0185
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