Can't open any file

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jpb02
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Can't open any file

Post by jpb02 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:39 am

cos' makemkv begins with searching cdrom reader, and opening file is greyed.

Thanks for your help

jpb

Woodstock
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Re: Can't open any file

Post by Woodstock » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:00 pm

If the drive is open, MakeMKV should detect that it is empty, and not spend a lot of time trying to read anything from it. If it does, the operating system may be telling it, "Yeah, there's a disk here."

When was the last time you restarted the computer, in case the OS is confused?
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

jpb02
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Re: Can't open any file

Post by jpb02 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:40 pm

Woodstock wrote:If the drive is open, MakeMKV should detect that it is empty, and not spend a lot of time trying to read anything from it. If it does, the operating system may be telling it, "Yeah, there's a disk here."

When was the last time you restarted the computer, in case the OS is confused?
I did restart the computer just before launching makemkv...

And I can't access preferences, which is also greyed

Thanks for your answer !

jpb02
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Re: Can't open any file

Post by jpb02 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:18 pm

It was effectively a problem with the CD reader. I did not use it for years. I could not open it normally with the "eject" keypress. But when i opened it after a reboot, makemkv worked normally. I think I will remove it (mac pro early 2008)

Thanks

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