idvd5 and external dvd drive

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by belf8st, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. belf8st macrumors member

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    Odd, after upgrading to ilife 05 I can now burn my imovies using idvd to my external firewire dvd writer. the fact that i don't have the apple superdrive is no longer an issue. i didn't see these on any of apple's release notes for ilife 05. did i miss something?

    I could previously do this in ilife 04 with the "idvd" hack, but it seems that it is not necessary any more.
     
  2. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Apparently if you don't have a superdrive it will burn to external. According to acclerate your Mac readers reports.
     
  3. ozone macrumors 6502

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    Kind of late to this thread... but I just picked up an older model PB G4 with no superdrive. Does this mean that having iDVD 5 allows me to write to an external DVD drive without Toast? I'm not familiar with iDVD. Can I use it to make data backups too (non-video content)? Thanks.
     
  4. ozone macrumors 6502

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  5. jkandell macrumors member

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    In the "iDVD missing manual" book they mention that you can now use external in 05.
     
  6. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Yes you can back stuff up but use Toast for that, if you mean your files, music and apps. As for the iDVD 5 and an exterenal drive, I use it on my eMac and it burns whatever I want as far as video/photos/slideshows are concerned.
     

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