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jaster 08-08-2004 10:06 AM

Ibook DVD Burner????
I have an ibook g4, I have been messing with imovie lately and want to burn a dvd. Unfortunatley my ibook doesn't have a dvd burner. Does anyone know of a decent external dvd burner for an ibook, either usb or firewire??? Also does anyone know how a movie burned onto a cdr-r using imovie looks? And last question, if I burn a cd-r using imovie, can it be played on a windows xp machine?

FishinFool 08-09-2004 02:53 PM

I also am looking at a external burner...this site compares them
To put the movie on a cd you can export the movie to quicktime...and you will be able to watch the movie on a pc

Aptmunich 08-16-2004 03:31 AM

you can also get a usb2.0 to IDE adapter (about 30 $/) and just buy an internal burner, which is usually a lot cheaper...

btw, you can also use idvd to burn dvd's using an external burner, you just need a little patch for it.

Do a search, and you'll see what i mean :) (normally idvd only works with internal superdrive dvd burners, but not with external ones!)

krrt 08-16-2004 06:26 PM

I have a Pioneer DVR-107D in a generic external Firewire enclosure. The drive cost me about $100, the enclosure about $50; watch for good deals at The drive has performed flawlessly with the two Macs I've used it with.

From what I understand, Firewire 400 tends to be faster in the real world than high speed USB, even though the theoretical limit is higher for USB; get a USB/Firewire enclosure and have the best of both worlds.

vuschejan 08-16-2004 06:55 PM

apt, is there an adapter to switch an internal hard drive to a usb or so? im relaly looking for one

FishinFool 08-16-2004 09:50 PM

Is this external burner any good??

rman 08-16-2004 09:58 PM


Originally Posted by FishinFool

I would say that appears to be a good one, since Apple tends to use Pioneer drives.

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