Can the 2001 iBook read DVDs?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mrsir2009, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    I've run out of blank CDs, and I only have DVDs. Can the 2001 iBook read DVDs? I'm just going to be putting files on them, which the iBook will be able to read.
     
  2. KurtangleTN macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on the mode, I think the higher end ones can read DVDs.

    Check about this Mac and "More info" and disc burning (I think 10.3 and up?) to see..
     
  3. adcx64 macrumors 65816

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    Depending on the model it can read DVDs but none of the 2001 iBooks could burn DVDs.
     
  4. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm not after burning, just reading. BTW its running OS9.1 if that makes any difference.
     
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  6. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    --> everymac.com
    --> apple-history.com
    --> lowendmac.com
    --> appleserialnumberinfo.com
     
  7. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    Mactracker lists that it never had a DVD writer:

    "Tray-loading CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD/CD-RW Combo"

    Only DVD reading was possible in any of the optical options.
     
  8. KurtangleTN macrumors 6502a

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    I think on Mac OS 9 you want to hit system profiler and look at the optical drive, one of the ATAs.

    Or you could probably just try putting a regular DVD movie in and see, if it doesn't pull up it's not DVD.

    Another option, why not use a flash drive to transfer files over? I mean 8GB drives are under $15 now.
     
  9. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Ibook G3's also lacked USB2.0. It will be slow but that is always an option. If you have a lot of data to transfer, I recommend using ethernet cable linked to another computer.
     
  10. iJasonTATE macrumors member

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    Yes, but the bit rate will most likely be unappealing.
     

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