Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Pineapple Devil, Apr 20, 2005.
external of course. i'm going to be using it on my powerbook
Aren't all dvd drives compatible with macs and pcs? Or am i horribly mistaken? I found an external dvd-rw drive for 72.25, but its for pc.
im not sure if they are all compatible or if its just the software that comes with them is only compaitble with pc. there were some drives on fatwallet for $40 but they showed only pc. thats why i was asking b/c i wanted one
What a lucky find: http://www.compuvest.com/Description.jsp;jsessionid=CquAOKtAOQfe2haD?iid=130530
Comes with toast for mac
kind of expensive for a 4x.
may i recommend you do some googling?
there are only certain drives that will work with iDVD. you may not anticipate wanting to use it, but if you can find one that works with iDVD for the same price as one that doesn't, i would go for the iDVD compatible one.
yeah i'd like to use iDvd
you'll definitely need to find a list of supported burners then. i believe there are a lot more that are supported with iDVD 5 btw.
may have to pick up one of these myself for my G4...
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/MRFWU2D109/
that drive with this "patch" ( http://www.patchburn.de/ ) will work with iDVD and it supports Dual Layer!
is that patch for iDVD 5 only or can it work with 4?
Q: Will PatchBurn help me to use CD/DVD writers with iDVD?
A: Yes, with some restrictions: You need to have a G4 processor or newer. iDVD will not run on a G3 processor or older. Furtheron you need to have at least Mac-OS X 10.3.6 and iDVD 4.0. iDVD is not officially supported by PatchBurn 3, but it may work, if you are using an internal DVD-writer connected to the IDE-port. If you are using an external DVD-writer via Firewire, activate the button "Install support for iDVD 4" in the "Experts Mode". PatchBurn 3 then installs two resource files called "Hurz" and "Pfurz" in your home directory. If these files are present, iDVD shows an hidden dialog box to burn to an external DVD-writer or to write a disc image onto the harddrive. To get this hidden dialog in iDVD press and hold the control-key while clicking two times at the "burn DVD" symbol (lower right corner of the iDVD window). Caution! This is a hack! Apple may remove this feature in future versions of iDVD. It should work so far in iDVD 4.0 and 4.0.1.
Cheapest? You mean a 1x?
And they're all Mac-compatible.
no they arent