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    qc dsm tsi
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    Hey, just curious about some external dvd burners available for the mac. Im getting a iBook, and want the ability to possibly burn dvd's at some point in time. I looked at a couple threads, and someone mentioned something about iDVD not supporting external burners, is this true? Also saw some type of rumor, of apple (or pioneer) producing a external superdrive? Are there any truths to these?

    Thanks in a advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by qc dsm tsi
    Hey, just curious about some external dvd burners available for the mac. Im getting a iBook, and want the ability to possibly burn dvd's at some point in time. I looked at a couple threads, and someone mentioned something about iDVD not supporting external burners, is this true? Also saw some type of rumor, of apple (or pioneer) producing a external superdrive? Are there any truths to these?

    Thanks in a advance
    Here's a link to a very extensive review of the Plextor PX-504UF "superdrive" of sorts: http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/plex/ This handy external drive offers DVD+R/RW and CD-R/RW. Since the PB is DVD-R, I'm covered as far as the two formats are concerned. I haven't tested mine out (just got it today) but from what I've been reading it's pretty cool.

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    iDVD does not support external DVD burners. I believe that DVD Suudio Pro does support external DVD burners. As for a DVD burner, I have a LaCie. Which works very well for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qc dsm tsi
    someone mentioned something about iDVD not supporting external burners, is this true?
    As stated earlier, yes. I just use Toast 6...not much as far as menu options, but (relatively) cheap and reliable.

    Quote Originally Posted by qc dsm tsi
    Also saw some type of rumor, of apple (or pioneer) producing a external superdrive?
    Follow Apple discussions long enough, and you'll hear a LOT of rumors
    If they did make one, it would still require a software update to be used w/ iDVD, I think.

    I have an NEC 1300 DVD+/- R/RW that works great for me. You should be able to use supported internal IDE burners, just put them in a FireWire enclosure.

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