External DVD Burner question

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

  1. dannyallen34 macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2005
    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


    Aug 6, 2006
  3. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    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

    Old Smuggler

    Sep 8, 2006
    what about iDVD guys i heard that only apple drives are compatible with idvd is this correct?
  5. Lollypop macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2004
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    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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