Firewire DVD Drive with DVD Player 10.3.6

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Dr. Pookey, Nov 22, 2004.

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    Dr. Pookey

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    Has anybody found a way too use an external dvd drive with DVD player in 10.3.6?
     
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    Mechcozmo

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    I think you can play DVDs from an external drive, but you cannot burn them from within iMovie. And with your iMac, you can't burn DVDs anyway.
     
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    Dr. Pookey

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    You're completely wrong. You cannot play DVDs from an external drive, technically. You CAN burn them with any iLife program (minus iDVD on a G3 system, which I have). I can burn DVDs freely, just not with my internal drive. I have purchased a LaCie firewire DVD burner.
     
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    You can't use Apple's DVD player with external drives. Try using VLC instead, although it's not as nice to use.
     
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    Dr. Pookey

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    Actually, I used a program edit before. After 10.3.6, I lost the ability to use DVD Player with my external drive. Does anybody have a link to a more current "edit"?
     
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    problem to boot...?

    I have problem where I can't boot my OS 10 Panther onto the harddrive.

    PS. My dead internal combo drive have been replaced with a new Pioneer DVR-108
     
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    Dr. Pookey

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    You might want to create a new topic for everyone else to see. By the way, I'm still in the same predicament...
     
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    Dr. Pookey

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    Still not working... anybody?
     

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