Does my new macbook have a dvd burner?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by alielizadubois, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

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    I bought a macbook about 2 months ago, and though this may seem like a silly question, I don't know if it has a dvd burner (or even a cd burner for that matter!).

    I bought the blackbook right of the shelf in an Apple store.

    Thanks!
     
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    psychofreak

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    It does :)
     
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    aussie_geek

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    putting it simply.

    they can all watch cd's and dvd's. they can all burn a cd.

    if it is the cheapest white one then it cannot burn dvd's.

    if it is the more expensive white one or the black one it can.
     
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    dartzorichalcos

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    Your black MacBook has a 6x slot-loading Superdrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW).
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Great!

    Thanks for the replies....

    Now I just have to figure out how to use it...

    Any suggestions?
     
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    psychofreak

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    It depends what you want to do with it.

    For data storage just open finder with a blank DVD in the drive, drag the stuff you want to burn into the disk icon on the left, and press 'Burn'.

    Some people use Toast, but I have no experience with it for burning movies etc.

    Good luck :)
     
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    dartzorichalcos

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    For backing-up, create a burn folder and drag your files to it. Insert the blank DVD and press burn in the burn folder.
    For movies, export the movie from iMovie HD to Quicktime and import that Quicktime file into iDVD and burn the movie.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, this is probably annoying, but I have no idea how to do that.

    If noone wants to explain, could they direct me to a website with instructions??

    Sorry!
     
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    dartzorichalcos

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    For the first one, go to File and press New Burn Folder. Drag all the files you want to back-up into that folder. Go in the Burn Folder and you should see a burn button underneath the search on the top right of the folder window. Inject a blank DVD and press burn.

    For the second one, in iMovie press Export and there should be a menu for Quicktime. Export the movie as Quicktime format to the desktop and open iDVD. Drop the Quicktime movie underneath the Travel Main, insert a blank DVD and press the burn circle located to the left of Themes section.
    For more questions about iDVD, check this.
     
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    Schroedinger

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    For future reference, you can also go to your :apple: menu and select "About this Mac"

    If you click more info you can then see what's in your machine.
     

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