Snow Leopard and Lightscribe

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  1. frostpuppet macrumors newbie

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    So i didnt really know where else to ask but my lightscribe software is not buring discs correctly under snow leopard. Im currently using the lacie disc labeler. I wanted to know if anyone else is experiencing the same problem or knows of any other software to try other than disclabel which is working somewhat but only allows me to burn a label the size of half the cd.
     
  2. Riemann Zeta macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same issue, the LaCie lightscribe program does nothing but print a uniform dark background on the disc. The program is really old, so I doubt that there will ever be an undated version released. Anyone have any solution for lightscribe drives?
     
  3. Mal macrumors 603

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    Umm, why not wait until Snow Leopard is released? If you were a developer, you wouldn't be asking this.

    You can check with Lacie and see if they're planning on updating the software to make sure it's compatible with Snow Leopard, but remember that Snow Leopard isn't supposed to be in your hands right now.

    jW
     
  4. ikenzo macrumors newbie

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    Same problem

    I've got the same problem here, in the meantime, u can use "simple labeler" from www.lightscribe.com as a temporary solution.
     
  5. cbbob macrumors member

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    I installed snow leopard yesterday (Sat) and have the same problem. It looks like LS is printing but when it's done nothing is on the disc and the disc is dark.
     
  6. Pomeroy macrumors 6502

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    Try this, it was just updated on the 20th.


    + DOWNLOAD NOW

    http://www.lightscribe.com/downloadSection/mac/index.aspx?id=813

    File name lightscribe_1.18.8.1.pkg.tar
    File size 1.5 MB
    Revision 1.18.8.1
    Release Date August 20, 2009
    Notes New drive support.
    Requirements OSX 10.3.9 or newer. LightScribe Enabled drive and media. LightScribe Labeling Software.

    Note
    The LightScribe Labeling application software is also required to complete your software requirement. If you have a LaCie product, please visit them at www.lacie.com/support/lightscribe,
     
  7. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    DiskCover 2 RE (bundled with Toast) prints fine to LightScribe drive.

    I've updated the support files, which are used by LaCie's LightScribe Labeler (per Pomeroy) - I'll have to try that later. In the meantime, I can use DiskCover 2 (I find I switch between the two apps, depending on what I'm doing.).
     
  8. Pomeroy macrumors 6502

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    I sold not long ago the old powerMac G4 that had a LaCie's LightScribe burner in it so I can't test the new files. I burned a backup DVD of Snow Leopard yesterday with Toast 8 and I was thinking then that the last DVD I burned was a day or 2 after Leopard came out. :D
     
  9. cbbob macrumors member

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    I noticed that someone posted the LaCie support upgrades. Does anyone know what upgrade we can us for Snow Leopard? There is a lot of upgrades.
     
  10. Julian R Marsh macrumors newbie

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    Lacie response

    Correspondence with Lacie...

    Posted: 29 August 2009 @ 00:00
    Just installed Snow Leopard and now Lightscribe discs end up printed all over - no text or images.
    Julian M.
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    Posted: 01 September 2009 @ 00:00
    I am obviously not alone:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=743827

    any chance of a response/resolution?

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    Genaro S.
    Posted: 02 September 2009 @ 00:00
    Julian, thank you for contacting LaCie Technical Support.
    How about updating the Lightscribe support software:
    http://www.lightscribe.com/downloadsection/mac/index.aspx?id=813
    Thank you,
    Gen

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    Julian M.
    Posted: 02 September 2009 @ 00:00
    First thing I tried - no difference - assuming it is 1.18.8.1. I also had a look at http://www.lacie.com/more/?id=10016 where it states: "Important! Please make sure that you update your LightScribe host software LightScribe host software to 1.4.136.1. before installing the LaCie LightScribe Labeler 1.2 Updater or Installer" I am using 1.2. Nowhere is there a link to a download for 1.4.136.1. Perhaps it would be a good idea to put something on your site about this - together with links to download the necessary software.

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    Genaro S.
    Posted: 02 September 2009 @ 00:00
    Julian, I totally understand the confusión and frustration. At this time, Lightscribe and Snow Leopard are NOT compatible.
    LS software 1.4.136.1 was released several years ago.
    The latest version by LaCie is 1.8, by Lightscribe 1.18.
    I will update you when the software that works on SL is available.
    Thank you,
    Gen
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    Julian M.
    Posted: 02 September 2009 @ 00:00
    Can you put a timeframe on this? I bought the drive very recently...
     
  11. Julian R Marsh macrumors newbie

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    Update re Lacie Lightscribe

    Genaro S.

    Posted: 03 September 2009 @ 00:00
    Julian,

    I do not have a timeframe. The technology used by Lightscribe is licensed by HP and so far there are no updates from them. If you see anything coming up on http://www.lightscribe.com that will work. But if they get anything, so will LaCie.

    Thank you,

    Gen

    Julian M.
    Posted: 03 September 2009 @ 00:00
    Hmmm - this is not very satisfactory, is it? Presumably you are still selling this drive and making claims for its compatibility when there should be a BIG notice on your site saying THIS DRIVE DOES NOT WORK WITH SNOW LEOPARD. Very unhappy indeed. it's about as much use as a chocolate tea pot. Looks like I shall have to let the various Mac forums know.


     
  12. cbbob macrumors member

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    I went to the web page they told us to go to. I downloaded and could not get anything that I downloaded to work. It loaded and in the applications, I clicked on it and nothing happened. What am I doing wrong?
     
  13. fartheststar macrumors 6502a

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    - following this thread - I have the same problem with the mac I upgraded to snow leopard.

    As an alternative - I have Disk Cover 2 but not toast - will that burn to a lightscribe drive or do I need both - I've only done display designs on Disc Cover 2 before.
     
  14. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I believe the app has the drivers built-in. It should work. In any event, it shouldn't need Toast.
     
  15. fartheststar macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you. Good to know. I forgot to mention the mac that has the disk cover2 software is still on leopard, the snow leopard machine just had the lacie software. I did confirm the simple lightscribe software does work on the snow leopard machine - so I am pretty good to go with both that and disc cover 2 as options when I do upgrade.
     
  16. cbbob macrumors member

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    How do I get the Disk cover 2? I am going crazy with this lightscribe.
     
  17. scottrussell macrumors newbie

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  18. cbbob macrumors member

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    Simple labeler is fine but it won't let you print on the side of the disc. That's where I put the song names. It only lets you use the top or bottom of the disc
     
  19. wildeman32 macrumors newbie

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    Mine too

    I recently started using the lightscribe software again, and didn't realize that updating to snow leopard was the reason my discs weren't burning properly. I went out and bought another burner and wasted a lot of discs trying to make it work. I think the people at Lightscribe and HP are purposely not alerting us lightscribers of this problem with the new snow leopard. They should have this on their website rather than just having people think their updating the latest software but only downloading the simple labeller instead. Shame on you Lightscribe for wasting everyones money. I am taking everything back and spreading this bad news to everyone I know. Do NOT buy light scribe crap!
     
  20. Fiddlegal241 macrumors newbie

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    My Lightscribe disks turned black too...

    Thank you for the clue as to what was happening. I made sure I had the latest Lightscribe software installed, but anything I tried to print using the LaCie Label program was still turning the disks black. After reading your posts, I realized I had DiscCover2 installed as part of the Roxio Toast package. I tried that software, and my HP lightscribe DVD burner worked perfectly.
    Therefore, I must assume that the compatibility problem lies not with Lightscribe itself or (for those of you who own LaCie drives) with the DVD burners, but in the LaCie Labelling Software itself. We'll have to wait for LaCie to issue a fix before their software will work with Snow Leopard.
    I also noted that my label design looked fine on the regular LaCie screen, but when I selected "Print Preview" it showed a black disk. Once LaCie has fixed their software, we should be able to verify the fix using "Print Preview" before ruining any more disks.
    Thanks everyone for your posts on this matter.
     
  21. Julian R Marsh macrumors newbie

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    I agree wholeheartedly. I am now using Disc Cover 2 which is a superb app.
     
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  23. Fiddlegal241 macrumors newbie

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    Re: LaCie Software Update

    To save everyone some time. The update wouldn't load on top of the previously installed LaCie Labeller. After making sure you have the latest update from Lightscribe.com, just go ahead and trash your old LaCie Labeller software and reinstall (the fix has been incorporated). Haven't burned a label yet, but I did pull an old one up and checked in the "Print Preview" pane. It is now showing the image to be burned instead of a black disk. Thanks LaCie!
     
  24. Fiddlegal241 macrumors newbie

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    Ps

    And thanks Richie for the post that alerted me to the fix! Much appreciated!
     
  25. RitchieDeMan macrumors member

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    You're welcome my friend. I was just happy when i found it, so chuffed to have it all working again :)
     

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