Free download of Roxio Creator or Sonic Recorder for PowerBookG4

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    I recently ordered the following external DVD burner on the advice of a macforums member:

    LG GSA-E50L Slim 8x DVD±RW DL USB 2.0 Powered External Drive w/LightScribe (Black/White)

    Evidently I need to download a free version of Roxio Creator or Sonic Recorder software in order to use this burner. I have no idea which one to download- it's very confusing. Can someone send me a link?

    I hate to return the burner and start over, but perhaps I should. HELP!

    jan
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    1) Both of those products are paid for products. Drive manufacturers sometimes include them, but they have a deal worked out with the company.

    2) Even if you found a free copy, it wouldn't work.

    http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/creator/suite/system-requirements.html
    Roxio Creator:
    System Requirements
    Minimum System Requirements:
    Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Windows® XP SP2 (32- or 64-bit), 1 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM
    1024x768 DirectX 9 compatible graphics card with at least 16-bit color setting, sound card, DVD-ROM drive
    Hard drive with at least 3 GB free space for installation
    Windows Media Player 10
    Internet Explorer 7. Internet connection required for registration, product updates, and some features. Any Internet charges are the user's responsibility.
    TiVo® requires a TiVo® Series2™, Series3™, TiVo® HD DVR or other TiVoToGo™ compatible DVR connected to your home network, and TiVo Desktop. Does not work with DirecTV® provided TiVo DVRs. See www.tivo.com for more information.
    For video capture: OHCI compliant IEEE 1394 FireWire card (for use with DV camera) or analog video capture device
    Blu-ray authoring requires an additional High-Def/Blu-ray Disc Plug-In which can be purchased at www.roxio.com
    Supported Input Formats:
    Video: AVI, DV, HDV, DV-AVI, MPEG-1/2/4, MPEG2-HD, DVD-Video, IFO/VOB, DivX®, DivX HD, XviD, DVR-MS, TiVo, ASF, MOV, WMV, QuickTime™, 3GP, MPEG2 Transport Stream, AVC (H.264), AVCHD
    Audio: Audio CD, MP3, WAV, WMA, Dolby® Digital AC-3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, M4A, MP4, Playlists (WPL, ASX, M3U, PLS, XSPF)
    Image: JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF
    Supported Output Formats:
    Video: AVI, DV-AVI, HDV, MPEG-1/2/4, MPEG2-HD, DivX, DivX HD, WMV, WMV HD, AVC (H.264), MP4, 3GP
    Audio: MP3, WAV, WMA, Dolby Digital AC-3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MPEG-1/2, M4A, AAC, Playlists (M3U, PLS, XSPF, WPL)
    Image: JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF
    Video disc formats: DVD, Video CD (VCD), Super Video CD (SVCD), Mini DVD
    Recordable Formats:
    CD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD-RAM, BD-R/RE, BD-R/RE DL
    Disc image formats: read ISO, C2D, BIN/CUE and GI; write ISO and GI

    Sonic RecordNow:
    http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/recordnow/premier/requirements.html

    Minimum System Requirements:
    Windows Vista™ with 1.6 GHz Intel processor, 512 MB RAM or Windows® XP with 500 MHz processor or faster; 128 MB RAM
    1 GB of free hard disk space for typical installation of all components
    1024x768, 16-bit color graphics card
    16-bit Windows compatible sound card and speakers
    DirectX 9 or higher compatible sound card and graphics card
    Windows Media Player 10 or higher
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher
    CD or DVD drive to install the software (for physical version only)
    Windows Vista™ with 1.6 GHz Intel processor, 512 MB RAM or Windows® XP with 500 MHz processor or faster; 128 MB RAM
    1 GB of free hard disk space for typical installation of all components
    1024x768, 16-bit color graphics card
    16-bit Windows compatible sound card and speakers
    DirectX 9 or higher compatible sound card and graphics card
    Windows Media Player 10 or higher
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher
    CD or DVD drive to install the software (for physical version only)

    Optional device support:
    CD or DVD recordable drive
    iPod
    iPhone
    Windows Media portable player
    PSP
    Mobile phone with PC connectivity and MP3 audio playback

    Both products are from Sonic as they bought Roxio. They do have Mac software, it is called Toast. You will want to buy Toast or some other burner software for the Mac. Toast is not available for Windows.
     

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