Creating DVDs on PMG4?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by hotwire132002, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. hotwire132002 macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2004
    Cadillac, MI
    A friend of mine is cutting video in iMovie on a 400Mhz Power Mac G4. She recently asked about burning DVDs. We were going to pick up a DVD burner for her birthday, but the issue is software. I know versions of iDVD before 6 don't support third-party burners, but iDVD 6 won't run on her G4.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to a good "starter" DVD authoring program that will run on a 400Mhz G4? Thanks in advance!
  2. zarathustra macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2002
    Philadelphia, PA

    This site is awesome for what you are looking for. I have used advice on this site to splice a DVD burner in my G4 PM. There is a freeware app listed on the site that will allow for native DVD burning,


    There is also a trick on how to get iDVD to burn you a DVD.


    Patchburn - makes it easy

    It involves placing two images in your home folder, which will open an "easter egg" - you can now save out a dmg of your project and burn it from disk utility or toast.

    hope it helps.

    BTW, iDVD 5 allows burning to external (and 3rd party) drives, as well as saving out dmgs. if you have iDVD4, the previous links will help

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