iBook 12" with external DVD-R???

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by dlastmango, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. dlastmango macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2004
    West Coast - FLORIDA
    The 12" iBook doesnt come with a superdrive as an option. But does a external DVD-R work well with iDVD?

    I remember a while back that iDVD only worked with factory installed DVD-R's.

    Is this still true?

    What drives would you suggest?
    Chris :)
  2. Elan0204 macrumors 65816


    Apr 16, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    Yes and no. Officially, iDVD still only supports internal Apple supported SuperDrives. However, there is an "easter egg" on the Internet that will let you burn to an external burner using iDVD 4. The easter egg consists of 2 files that you place in your home directory.

    If you would like to find a link to the files, do a search of the forums. This issue has come up a number of times, so you shouldn't have a hard time finding the files.

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