Mac Mini Eye for the Linux-Windows Guy
Subject:   DVD Burner Support
Date:   2005-04-20 02:45:46
From:   CathyDoser
There is a third party fix to make sure your DVD Burner will work with OS X.

Look at PatchBurn, a wonderful freeware piece of software that is easy to use, and works as promised.

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  • DVD Burner Support
    2005-04-21 13:13:52  epeacock [View]

    The whole 3rd party DVD thing is annoying, but I believe it has to do with MPEG licensing and such. I think Apple isn't bundling as complete of a a license as they could, to save cost. So iDVD won't do 3rd party burners but DVD Studio Pro does as it costs more and has better overall coverage of industry licenses. I could be very wrong about the license thing as well.

    Toast is a nice tool though, so if you want to spend the cash it's worth getting, especially if you burn a lot and get into the whole drag n' drop thing that the Mac does well. You can still do a lot of advanced stuff with Apple's provided tools, even from command line in the Terminal.

    And iDVD will let you author a disc to a disc image (another nice OS supported feature) that you can burn through other disc-image friendly applications that do support 3rd-party drives like Toast. No hacks needed.
  • Todd Ogasawara photo DVD Burner Support
    2005-04-20 09:47:58  Todd Ogasawara | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Cathy: Thank you for the pointer to Patchburn! Will give it a try...todd
    • DVD Burner Support
      2005-05-09 08:19:44  agjest [View]

      If you want iDVD to support your external burner google for: hurz or phurz. Have not tested with Tiger but works for Panther. One of the more obscure aspects of mac culture ;-)