powermac G4

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by huckles, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. huckles macrumors newbie

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    I have a powermac G4 12.1". This does not have a superdrive but I bought an external DVD/RW. Yesterday I tried to load ilife 1.1 as I do not have iDVD installed. My powermac will not allow me to load the i DVD and I wondered how I canget my imovies into DVD format and burnt? Hope someone out there can help. Thank you. Kevin.
     
  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

    MoparShaha

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    You can't use iDVD with 3rd party DVD burners. It only works with SuperDrives. I have heard that you can export the movie from iDVD and use Toast to burn it, but I'm not really sure. Hopefully someone else can give you a better answer.
     
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

    crazzyeddie

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    As far as I know, you cannot use iDVD at all.

    To get your movies onto a DVD, export your movie from iMovie using the Export option. In the pull down menu, select to Quicktime Movie. Save this anywhere. You then will use Toast 6 to burn a DVD with this video. Open Toast 6 and select the Video tab. Click Add and then select your movie file. You will then be able to burn that file onto a DVD in MEPG2 (standard DVD) format, playable in most home DVD Players.
     
  4. latergator116 macrumors 68000

    latergator116

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    Wow.....thats pretty sleazy. Is there any reason why it won't work with a non-superdrive burner or is apple just trying to limit the products you can use it with?
     

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