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krystals
01-17-2017, 11:13 AM
how to rip and burn dvd's on the new iMacs without internal dvd optical drive

Raz0rEdge
01-17-2017, 11:33 AM
Get an external DVD player or if you have a Mac nearby that has an optical drive on it you can use it remotely..

ferrarr
01-17-2017, 03:45 PM
Get an external DVD player or if you have a Mac nearby that has an optical drive on it you can use it remotely..
Does it need to be a Mac? I thought any Windows/Mac OS was useable?

chscag
01-17-2017, 03:49 PM
how to rip and burn dvd's on the new iMacs without internal dvd optical drive

Welcome to our forums.

External DVD USB drives are inexpensive and work well from the USB ports of your iMac. Or, you can purchase the Apple External DVD drive which is designed for and will compliment your new iMac.

Raz0rEdge
01-17-2017, 03:59 PM
Does it need to be a Mac? I thought any Windows/Mac OS was useable?

You are right sir, you can indeed use a Windows machine. I'd only seen the support on my Macs. This article (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203973) tells you how to do it..

Slydude
01-17-2017, 08:48 PM
Nice find. I didn't know you could do this with a PC.

harryb2448
01-18-2017, 12:59 AM
Hold your hosses you Texan bronc busters. That will share discs fine, bur read No. 4 on imcopatable discs and burning/erasing CDs and DVDs.

SO krystals back to the original idea. Samsung has a cheap (=$30) DVD writer that will work with your iMac. As it is bus powered it comes with a double headed lead with USB connectors.

krystals
01-18-2017, 06:53 AM
Welcome to our forums.

External DVD USB drives are inexpensive and work well from the USB ports of your iMac. Or, you can purchase the Apple External DVD drive which is designed for and will compliment your new iMac.

I have an external DVD drive but can find no apps to use Ive downloaded "burn" but my iMac refuses to open it. Will Apple's External DVD drive come with the software to rip and burn DVD's

badshoehabit
01-18-2017, 03:42 PM
What are specs of your DVD - is it able to record/burn, or just read? Apple's (expensive) SuperDrive does all, as do cheaper drives with the same spec.

http://www.apple.com/uk/shop/product/MD564ZM/A/apple-usb-superdrive

badshoehabit
01-18-2017, 03:43 PM
What are specs of your DVD - is it able to record/burn, or just read? Apple's (expensive) SuperDrive does all, as do cheaper drives with the same spec.

http://www.apple.com/uk/shop/product/MD564ZM/A/apple-usb-superdrive

MightyGem
01-18-2017, 05:00 PM
Ive downloaded "burn" but my iMac refuses to open it.
Do you get a message saying that if you try to open Burn? If so Right/Ctrl click on the Burn file and then choose "Open" from the menu. It should then open and should open in future in the normal way.

harryb2448
01-18-2017, 05:55 PM
Methinks you are a a novice krystals and running into Gatekeeper. For some reason you will not share model and operating system, however right click on the 'Burn' .dmg file and the click 'Open' and install it. You can also use Disk Utility to burn.

tastyorange
01-04-2018, 10:47 PM
My internal CD/DVD drive on a 2011 27in iMac stopped working a couple of years ago. Last year I purchased a cheap LG Ultra Slim Portable DVD Writer GP65NB60 on ebay. It barely works.
Other than an Apple external CD/DVD drive, can anyone recommend a model they are happy with? I looked at the Apple Super Drive for $79, but it shows that it is not compatible with a 2011 iMac. Why not? Do they make a model that IS compatible?

Dumb question, but will I be able to easily reinstall my Adobe software from an external CD/DVD drive? I recently had the graphics card replaced on my iMac, but totally forgot to ask them about fixing the internal CD/DVD drive.

Thank You!

Slydude
01-04-2018, 11:14 PM
I think this one (https://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-External-Super-Drive-Apple-MacBook/dp/B007FUDKB4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1515121523&sr=8-4&keywords=imac+superdrive) will work. Perhaps others will chime in to confirm.

tastyorange
01-04-2018, 11:31 PM
Thanks... I was just looking at that... and the Samsung 218. I am also looking at generic ones on eBay with prices all over the place. Geez... too many choices... I just want one that works.
I don't trust most of the reviews on Amazon. So many are bogus, paid reviews... especially the 5 star ones that just say "Great! Works well"
If anyone has one that really works well... please let me know.

Slydude
01-04-2018, 11:52 PM
I bought an external drive for use with both my '08 MacBook Pro and '15 iMac. That drive was not cheap though but it is also a Blu-Ray burner. Got to from OWC MacSales. If that drive fails I won't be spending much on a replacement. I just don't burn as many discs as I did a few years ago.

Do you have another computer around with a working DVD drive?

BTW You're Adobe software should re-install OK from an external drive.

tastyorange
01-05-2018, 12:09 AM
Thank You! I just saw that macsales recommendation on the apple community as well.
I guess I should get the $67 model then? https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MR3USD24/

But what I am wondering is that this model is actually an LG... I hope it's better LG hardware the cheap one I got that barely works.

There's also a model for $40 without the big case.

Slydude
01-05-2018, 02:21 AM
The model that you linked to has a one year warranty and I assume the other drive does too although I have not checked that. If you have any questions at all give their support people a quick email or call. I've bought stuff from them a few times over the last several years. Only had to contact tech support once that I recall. They were very helpful as I tried to Mac sure the upgrades I wanted worked in a Blue and White G3 Mac.