Future Switcher Question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by ziwi, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. ziwi macrumors 65816

    ziwi

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Location:
    Right back where I started...
    #1
    I am considering a switch, but had a question that perhaps someone could answer. I already have a PC with a DVD burner in there (Plextor 8x). Could I scale back on the superdrive with the purchase and buy DVD studio pro using the edu discount (~$50 is the difference) and burn disk images - transfer them to the PC and burn from there? If I can then it is a small cost for better DVD authoring software. I am trying to cut corners where I can utilizing the hardware I currently have.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. e-coli macrumors 68000

    e-coli

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2002
    #2
    As far as I know, apple uses the .dmg extension for its disc images, which is not recognized in windows.

    There may be other ways. Like creating a disk image, and zipping the contents, then transfering.
     
  3. live4ever macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2003
    Location:
    Thunder Bay, ON
    #3
    Absolutely

    Sure, you can create a standard spec VIDEO_TS folder out of DVDSP 2 test it in Apple's DVD Player or VLC and transfer the folder via ethernet to the PC to burn.

    Or you could pull the DVD drive out of the PC slap it in the Mac and use Toast to burn your movie.

    I did this exact same thing except I used my Mac to burn to DVD-R since I don't have a DVD burner on my PC.
     
  4. superbovine macrumors 68030

    superbovine

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    #4
    you forgot the mention he needs dvd backup for commerical dvds.

    http://www.wormintheapple.gr/macdvd/DVDbackup.html#download
     

Share This Page