external dvd and burning movies

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  1. chibianh macrumors 6502a

    chibianh

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    Hey yall. I understand that iDVD only supports internal apple superdrives. however, I am on an "older" Tibook and was wondering if there is a way to make dvds with menus and such, like idvd, with an external dvd burner. Is dvd studio pro as easy to use as idvd? Thanks.

    Anh
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Re: external dvd and burning movies

    Short answer is "no" (DVDSP is to iDVD what FCP is to iMovie).


    Lethal
     
  3. yamadataro macrumors 6502

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    LethalWolfe is correct. The answer is a big no-no.

    But I wonder what happens to the recent third-party DVD-R internal drives you can buy for TiBooks. I guess they are considered non-Apple and the same deal as external ones? If they use the completely same unit as Apple's, it mighty work out, huh?
     
  4. TyleRomeo macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Re: external dvd and burning movies

    right on lethal, DVDSP has a steep learning curve. It not nearly as bubblely and pop and drop like iDVD is.

    Tyler
     
  5. ftaok macrumors 601

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    You might want to look into getting a Devideon Firewire DVD burner. It comes with DVD authoring software. I've heard that it's not as good as iDVD, but the software has been getting better and better.

    The best thing about Devideon is that it works with G3s as well as G4s.

    www.formac.com
     
  6. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Let's be real, there will be a hack soon to make iDVD work with non-apple burners, whether it's masking the drive to look like Apple, or patching the program to not check... with the new features of iDVD, it's bound to happen soon...

    pnw
     
  7. ftaok macrumors 601

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    The reality is that there was an "enabler patch" that allowed iDVD to be used with OWC's Firewire DVD burners. Apple put a kibosh on that really quick.
     
  8. chibianh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was looking at that internal dvd burner upgrade for the Tibooks. It'll be available the 25th for $499, AND, get this, it says that it's compatible with iDVD... way too cool!

    Anh
     
  9. ftaok macrumors 601

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    do you have a link to this? I wonder which TiBooks are compatible.
     
  10. chibianh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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