R any of these DVD burners compat with my Mac......HELP OR I'M GONNA SPACK OUT

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  1. mrwonkers macrumors 6502

    mrwonkers

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    R any of these DVD burners compat with my Mac......HELP OR I'M GONNA SPACK OUT

    LiteOn LDW 812S 8X DVD+/-RW 8X +/- DVDRW
    LiteOn LDW 1213S 12X DVD+/-RW 12X +/- DVDRW
    LiteOn LDW 832S 8X Dual Layer 8X +/- DVDRW
    LiteOn LDW 1633S 16X Dual Layer DVD

    I know Apple used to use lite-on cd burners in there G4 towers here in Australia for a while. I will be adding a burner to a G4 450 tower and desperately want to know if anybody is using or has installed one of the above drives into the same or simular model machine. :eek:

    PLEASE PLEASE OH PLEASE HELP I NEED TO KNOW OR I MIGHT BURST A BLOOD VESSEL.

    THanXX in AdvanCe
    rEgaRds mR WonKeRs



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  2. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    The first two I believe are compatible. Check their website maybe?

    There is no dual-layer support currently in OS X. And your G4 might be on the slow side to do iDVD work. Apple recommends a 733Mhz or faster G4.
     
  3. 7on macrumors 601

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    I'm pretty sure Lite-Ons pretty much work in anything. Though your 450 may be a hindrance in burning of movies.

    You may want to look into http://macsales.com/ for the burners.
     
  4. Anarchy99 macrumors 6502

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    if you have a dual layer dvd burner an want to burn dual layer you have to use toast but all the other burning from the drive is supported by disk utility and the other iApps
     
  5. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    burning on my G4 450 DP is fast. I have the Pioneer DVR-107D drive though, and its not a dual layer burner though.
     
  6. TLRedhawke macrumors 6502

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    Just like PCs, any internal optical drive will work on a Mac. The issue is really just down to software. You can use Disk Utility, but we all know how crappy it tends to be. So, you'll likely want to use Toast. Roxio's site (http://www.roxio.com) has a list of burners that are compatible with Toast.
     
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