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    External DVD-RW with my iBook G4
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    Unhappy External DVD-RW with my iBook G4
    Hey, just a quick question,

    I have a 12" iBook G4, Fairly new. Allthough i tried to hook up an external DVD-RW (i tried both a firewire and USB 2.0 one) and neither would work!

    I.E. The options in iMovie and iDVD of "Burn to DVD" would not work, neither could i burn files onto any blank DVD.

    Why is this so?

    Do i need some software or something?

    Regards,

    Chris, :mac:

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    External DVD-RW with my iBook G4

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    You can not directly burn to an external drive. In iDVD go to Save as Disk Image (Might say burn to) and you can burn to the external drive using Disk Utility
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    External DVD-RW with my iBook G4
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    I know there is a hack that you can get to burn DVDs within iDVD. I have read here that PatchBurn might help.
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    External DVD-RW with my iBook G4
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    Yep Patchburn should solve your problems...

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    External DVD-RW with my iBook G4
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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    You can not directly burn to an external drive. In iDVD go to Save as Disk Image (Might say burn to) and you can burn to the external drive using Disk Utility
    I don't think it will let me, i went to save as and there is no option for a disc image.

    Is there somethiung else i need to do?

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    External DVD-RW with my iBook G4
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    OK, i installed patch burn but as i understand i need the DVD-RW connected before i use it right?

    Chris.

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    Saving to disk image became available in iLife 05. What is the make and model of your FW drive?

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    External DVD-RW with my iBook G4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokopelli
    Saving to disk image became available in iLife 05. What is the make and model of your FW drive?
    Hi, the drive i used was a Lacie external DVD-RW. The drive did work with Toast for burning but not with iDVD. I currently have iLive 04 and cannot see any other way of burning the DVD project other than sticking it onto an external HDD and put it to one of the G5's at uni with anm in-built DVD burner?

    Regards,

    Chris.

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    External DVD-RW with my iBook G4
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    Kokopelli
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    If you use a LaCie drive don't use PatchBurn. If you are using one of the drives below (taken from the page linked to) then burning from Apple apps is officialy suported by LaCie and OS X. Go to http://www.lacie.com/support/drivers/index.htm and choose optical.

    PatchBurn may or may not work, but why do a hack when it is supported by the manufacturer?

    The LaCie DiscRecording installer will add LaCie drive support (see below) to burning applications that use the DiscRecording framework. This includes but is not limited to, the Finder, iTunes, iPhoto, Backup, Disk Utility and DVD Studio Pro.

    * d2 and Porsche DL DVD±RW (16x) based on NEC ND-3520A
    * d2 and Porsche CD-RW 52x32x52 based on Lite-On SOHR-5238S
    * d2 and Porsche DL DVD±RW (16x) based on Pioneer DVR-108
    * d2 and Porsche DL DVD±RW (16x) based on NEC ND-3500AG
    * Porsche Slim DL DVD±RW (8x) based on NEC ND-6500A
    * d2 and Porsche CD-RW 52x32x52 based on HL-DT-STCD-RW GCE-8526B
    * d2 DL DVD±RW (8x) based on NEC ND-2510A
    * Porsche DVD±RW (8x) based on Lite-On SOHW-812S
    * d2 DVD MULTI Drive based on Matsu****a (Panasonic) SW-9572
    * Porsche Slim DVD±RW (4x) based on Pioneer DVR-K13 Porsche Slim DVD±RW (4x) based on NEC ND-5500A
    * d2 COMBO based on Lite-On COMBO SOHC-5232K
    * Pocket and Porsche Slim DVD±RW (2x) based on Pioneer DVR-K12D
    * Pocket DVD-RW (2x) based on Pioneer DVR-K11D
    * d2 and Porsche DVD±RW (4x) based on NEC ND-1300A
    * d2 DVD±RW (8x) based on NEC ND-2500A
    * d2 DVD±RW (8x) based on Pioneer DVR-107D

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    External DVD-RW with my iBook G4
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    Thanks for the info guys, and thanks. I made the Avatar myself, if you want i could send you some others i made?

    Cheers,

    Chris, :mac:

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