Lightscribe on my macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AmbaGambla, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. AmbaGambla macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2009
    I've created a dvd of a trip I ran, and want to send the finished product to all the people who went on it. I've just about created the DVD, but want to do some sort of professional looking labeling.

    I've read/heard stuff about lightscribe, and it sounds awesome, but being a new mac convert, I'm not sure if it'll work on my macbook. Apparently my DVD drive is MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-867
    Does anyone know if that'll work?

    If not, does anyone know a good alternative for DVD labelling (I'm pretty recent to macs, and have a low budget, so can't afford a new dvd writer!)

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Alas, exactly 0% of the optical drives that come with Macs work with Lightscribe out of the box, and even if they did Mac OS X doesn't support it - you can use a 3rd party program (like Toast) along with a supported drive to use it... but in your case that isn't a good option. However, you might still find Toast useful despite the $99.00 price - it has, among other things, disc label creator software.
  3. AmbaGambla thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2009
    can't find much info about the labelling software in Toast.

    Does anyone know any other alternatives?
  4. dylanbrown macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2008
    For disk labelling, I know my local supermarket does these stick-on labels for CD's which comes with some software, allowing you to create your own labels, print em, and stick them onto the disk.

    This Product looks very much like it.

    Now, I'm not too sure if the software supports Mac OSX, but I'm guessing if you go to somewhere like Staples or Wal-Mart, although many of these products are Windows orientated.

    However, I did manage to find this product that supposedly allows you to "create, print, & share CD labels, jewel case inserts, and DVD covers that look truly professional". It is $35 - but it's cheaper than buying a Lightscribe drive.

    Let me know how it goes.
  5. GSMiller macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2006
    The cover creator software that comes with Toast is a watered-down version of Disc Cover 2. You can buy the stand alone version, with all features, direct from the developer, BeLight Software.

    And it does appear to have a LightScribe feature, although I myself have never used it.

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