View Full Version : Need to burn DVD of imovie06 on PowerBookG4 :>(

Jun 1, 2009, 06:30 AM
As a new media specialist I want to be able to use imovie for a school project. I managed to purchase iLife06 since 08 and 09 were not compatible with my Mac. I have Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger on a PowerBookG4. I have no burner to use the iDVD program, and I need to have a DVD to play on the PCs at school. There are no Macs at the school. I can't afford a new Mac right now- what's the best fix? Most economical for my purposes since this is my nickel? External drive? Internal drive? Which ones? I'm a new user, so please don't overwhelm me with jargon. Thanks! :confused:

Jun 1, 2009, 07:46 AM
Almost any external DVD writers will work. They normally use USB as port connection.

Try MRoogle for some recommendations.

Jun 1, 2009, 10:14 AM
Being so new at this, I have no idea what a good buy would be or what the advantage of one burner over another might be. I guess I was hoping that someone with a PowerBook G4 15" might have purchased an external drive that works well and was a reasonable price- I hate to throw too much money at this since ultimately what I'm going to need is a new Mac! Thanks for your help.

Jun 1, 2009, 10:57 AM
I bought a simple external USB DVD writer for my old G4 iBook, and it worked perfectly well.

I think it was of the LG brand, I have seen it around for 40-50.

It has 16x DVD-/+R writing speed, 8x DVD-/+RW rewriting speed and it could even write to DVD-RAM.

It was a good machine, it took me 5-6 minutes to burn a full DVD -/+R (with 4.37GB of data).

It even had LightScribe.

Here are some models, that should work fine (with 10.4.x at least):

Jun 1, 2009, 11:20 AM
Thanks so much for your help and for being specific! :)