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    shockme17
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    External SuperDrive?
    i looked on the internet, and i recall seeing a while ago about an external superdrive.. i dont see anything offered by apple anymore- put i want to use imovie/idvd with my ibook.. am i out of luck?

    granted this is dated.. but : http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/top_n...fm?NewsID=2453

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    iDVD does not work with any external drives.....only the internal superdrives.

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    shockme17
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    ok thanks.. im aware of that.. but my question was about the external superdrive.. does anyone have any information about this?

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    apple doesnt have their own superdrive.

    There are plenty of external dvd burners that are compatible with macs.

    the most popular are Lacies from what i have seen. I know they are available at applestores and apple.com

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    Craig Morrison
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    Is this still the case?
    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    iDVD does not work with any external drives.....only the internal superdrives.
    Is this still the case (your reply was (2004) or has iDVD been upgraded to work with an external drive?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Morrison
    Is this still the case (your reply was (2004) or has iDVD been upgraded to work with an external drive?
    Thanks
    Idvd will work with an external super drive if you use patch burn. I've been using one for some time now.

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    iDVD5 will work with external drives now, and if it doesn't work you can save as a Disc Image and burn with Disk Utility, and then there is also PatchBurn
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    I had no problems using my external 16x DL DVD Burner with my Apple, I used PatchBurn.

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