powermac G4

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by huckles, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. huckles macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2003
    I have a powermac G4 12.1". This does not have a superdrive but I bought an external DVD/RW. Yesterday I tried to load ilife 1.1 as I do not have iDVD installed. My powermac will not allow me to load the i DVD and I wondered how I canget my imovies into DVD format and burnt? Hope someone out there can help. Thank you. Kevin.
  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    You can't use iDVD with 3rd party DVD burners. It only works with SuperDrives. I have heard that you can export the movie from iDVD and use Toast to burn it, but I'm not really sure. Hopefully someone else can give you a better answer.
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    As far as I know, you cannot use iDVD at all.

    To get your movies onto a DVD, export your movie from iMovie using the Export option. In the pull down menu, select to Quicktime Movie. Save this anywhere. You then will use Toast 6 to burn a DVD with this video. Open Toast 6 and select the Video tab. Click Add and then select your movie file. You will then be able to burn that file onto a DVD in MEPG2 (standard DVD) format, playable in most home DVD Players.
  4. latergator116 macrumors 68000


    Sep 30, 2003
    Providence, RI
    Wow.....thats pretty sleazy. Is there any reason why it won't work with a non-superdrive burner or is apple just trying to limit the products you can use it with?

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