iBook External DVD Burner

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jarinaz, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Im about to buy the 12 inch ibook. Macworld says in their review that the superdrive is the only burner that iDVD or iMovie will burn to. Is this true? I seem to remember another post saying that the laCie external burner will work and that apple made a patch for it. What is the deal because it sounds like the 12 inch is the better machine if I add memory and I was going to buy external dvd down the road if needed.
     
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    Lucky8

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    iDVD 5 can make a disk image and you can burn that to an external drive.
     
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    Lucky8

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    I'm thinking about getting an external DVD burner for my iBook but I did a "Clean Install" and left off the iLife suites including iDVD to save some HD space when I first got it.
    Is there a way to install just the iDVD alone without doing another install of OSX Tiger?
     
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    rosalindavenue

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    This is correct-- there is a fuller thread on that issue-- iDVD 5 supports external burners for the first time-- not all burners are compatible but if the burner is marketed as OSX compatible you should be fine. Here is my post to that thread with a verifying link.
     

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