using iDVD 3 without having a DVD burner

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  1. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    I just got a new 867 15 inch Powerbook with a combo drive. I want to put an extensive project onto DVD. I have access to a mac with DVD burner, but not consistent access to the computer itself. Whenever I try to launch iDVD 3, it tells me nessecary hardware missig (DVD burner), and then quits. Is there anyway I can use my Powerbook to create the project file and then burn the project file to CD then transfer it to the computer with a DVD burner.
     
  2. ibookin' macrumors 65816

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    Re: using iDVD 3 without having a DVD burner

    Well, you could run DVD Studio Pro, which runs on machines without DVD burners...

    Other than that, I have no idea.
     
  3. hugemullens macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, iDVD wont launch without the hardware. You can edit, export and do all that good jazz on the powerbook, but to create and burn the DVD you need a superdrive to actually launch the program.
     
  4. stoid thread starter macrumors 601

    stoid

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    is there anyway I can override the iDVD burner requirement? or any way I can trick it into thinking it has a DVD burner?
     
  5. iJon macrumors 604

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    there are some patches i have seen on carracho, dont know if they work with idvd3.

    iJon
     
  6. steeleclipse macrumors 6502

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    a patch would work, however, it must be specific for idvd3. Apple knows of the 2 patch and has fixed number 3.. dont worry... there will be one around soon :D
     

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