External DVD Burner question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dannyallen34, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. dannyallen34 macrumors regular

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    I have an external DVD burner which I made from an external enclosure and an internal DVD burner. This DVD burner functions perfectly on my Windows PC, but, before I switch to Mac, I wanted to know if it will (most likely) work. On the Windows PC, I didn't even have to install any drivers. It just worked.

    So, will a new Mac Mini recognize (and be able to use) my USB 2.0 connected external DVD burner?
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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  3. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    It should work fine, BUT, when you plug the drive in to your Mac USB port you won't see any indication that it's connected (unlike Windows which pops up a message) because OS X only shows mounted volumes, not empty drives. When you insert a disk however, it should work as normal.
     
  4. Old Smuggler macrumors 6502a

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    what about iDVD guys i heard that only apple drives are compatible with idvd is this correct?
     
  5. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

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    There is a patch that allows all the iApps to write to 3rd party drives... I posted about it a while back... seach xlr8yourmac.com.... believe its called patchburn or something.. :D
     

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