Hi and thanks for using Just Answer.comCould you please tell me what version of MAC OSX you are running? You can find this by clicking on the apple and selecting about this mac.Also can you tell me how old them macbook pro is? Also is the drive built in or are you using an external super drive?The main reason I ask these questions is if its an older drive or mac book the issue could simply be a dirty lens, while it would work with regular dvds or cds it may not read DVD-R you can try using a disk cleaner on the drive on the mac book or even spraying in air with canned air (electronic grade ) is best to use to clean the laser which would have issues with DVD-rs depending on how clean it was
this was a big issues with Macbook pros released around the time of leopard or 10.5 OSX
Sorry, should have said. Mavericks. I have two macbook pros, one with the built in drive, the other with the super drive which is only about 3 months old. I am having the same problem with each. Both appear to work fine with other DVDs which have either been commercially recorded or not come from the Daewoo
One other question where did you purchase your Daewoo drive its possible it is adding a regional encoding that doesnt match your macbook drive or super drive? also I would still try and run your dvd cleaner in the super drive and the macbook internal drive
In the Daewoo manual it says it is a region 2 DVD, and both of my Macs are set to Region 2.
I have cleaned both of the Mac drives but I still get a message saying that the disc is empty. The same disc will play fine on the Daewoo DVD drive. Very puzzling
Problem resolved. I had been given incorrect information about the Daewoo player.....infuriating!!! Thanks for your help though