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I am considering the Lacie d2 dual layer DVD burner which comes with Toast 6. However, I really like the look of iDVD with the new iLife package. Anyone know if the Lacie will work with iDVD and vice/versa?
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iDVD 4 does not work with external burners without a hack but iDVD 5 allows you to save your projects as a .dmg file which you can burn in Toast with you external burner just fine

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I hope the latest version of iDVD will still work with the hack I have for iDVD 4.

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You shouldn't need any hack since you can now save the project as a .dmg file and burn in toast right away

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If I may, how do you burn the .dmg video fille with toast?

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Actually now that I think of it you don't even need to use toast. You create the dmg file and you can burn it directly in Disk Utility

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or patchburn will let you use your external dvd burner directly in idvd.
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Patchburn works but I don't think I will use it once I get iDVD 5. I like the idea of saving it as an encoded .dmg file which I can archive on my external hard drive and burn very quickly whenever I need to burn it again

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true, I wish I had idvd.
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