MCE Technologies LLC is offering iBooks with DVD-R/RW for $1...

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. aarond12 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA
    Not very useful...

    Considering iDVD, DVD Studio Pro and the QuickTime MPEG2 encoder all REQUIRE G4 processors, putting a DVD-R drive in an iBook isn't terribly useful.

    Yes, there is a version of the Bitvice MPEG2 encoder that will run on the G3, but it's slower than Apple's encoder by a 3:1 margin, even running on a G4.

    I can't even imagine running the Bitvice encoder on an iBook. "Got a few DAYS to encode this DVD-length MPEG2 file?"

    Save your money and buy an older-model PowerBook G4 and get an external Firewire DVD-R burner. Yeah, it'll cost more but it will be worth it.
  2. tazo macrumors 68040


    Apr 6, 2003
    Pacific Northwest, Seattle, WA actually
    Re: Not very useful...

    isn't it true though that most dvd burning software won't work with external dvd burners? That also does not seem time,cost-effective.

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