Using iDVD with a combo-drive

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by galveston, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. galveston macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2003
    I will be purchasing a 15" powerbook soon and am deciding whether or not to get one with the superdrive. Since i have plenty of access to desktop G4's at work that have superdrives I was wondering if it is possible to create the DVD-to-be on a combo drive outfitted machine using iDVD, then connect to the desktop via firewire target mode and burn the DVD using the desktop's drive. Any experience with this sort of arrangement? Or will iDVD refuse to launch unless you have the hardware to burn DVDs installed? Thanks.
  2. tutubibi macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2003
    As far as I know, answer is no. iDVD works only on internal drives.
    However, Toast 6 has this feature to utilize remote burner.
  3. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    with the latest idvd patch you can open idvd and create movies, then take them to a computer with a superdrive.

  4. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    I just loaded iDVD on my Combo 15 incher, and it worked perfectly, so yes you can create the disc to burn on another machine at a later date.

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