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How to use external burners without Toast Apps
I have seen PatchBurn mentioned in various comments on this site, but it has never had its own hint. And it really deserves one....

PatchBurn allows you to use many third-party CD/DVD burners with your Apple applications. So now you aren't stuck with your SuperDrive or nothing at all. Patchburn will recognize your external drive and simply make it work with iTunes, DVD Studio Pro, and other Apple apps. It is a must-have for everyone looking to upgrade their Apple drives, or purchase an external drive; it's also free with donations requested...
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How to use external burners without Toast
Authored by: macplanet on Apr 01, '05 01:27:15PM

Just to make this hint complete: PatchBurn also enables playing of DVDs via an external drive. Nice if you have a Mac without an internal DVD drive. You just have to copy the from another Mac or retrieve it from the installation disc.

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For LaCie burners
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 01, '05 03:23:37PM
I used this before I realized that LaCie had an update (link to .dmg) for their 52x CD burner. PatchBurn worked as well as the update as far as I know.

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How to use external burners without Toast
Authored by: nickv2002 on Apr 01, '05 11:30:08PM

I use PatchBurn to run an 8x Dual Layer DVD burner (an NEC ND-2510A) that I picked up for less than $75 a few months ago (you can get 16x DL drives for even less than that now). It runs as the main drive of my Powermac G5. Works like a charm all the time (burning from Apple apps is no problem). The point is that Patch Burn isn't just for extrnal drives; it works just as well for internal ones.

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