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Use the hidden MPEG2 encoder in OS X
Authored by: momerath on Jul 24, '03 10:30:51AM

iDVD will only install at all if you have a Superdrive. If you don't have one - even if you do have iLife - it will refuse to install and leave you without this so-called "free encoder."



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Use Pacifist
Authored by: jecwobble on Jul 24, '03 10:59:32AM
Use Pacifist to extract it from the install CD. Other's have confirmed that iDVD2 & 3 will have full functionality on a non-superdrive machine with the exception of actually burning a DVD.

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Use Pacifist
Authored by: tj68 on Jul 30, '03 12:55:54PM

Can not mount software cd iLife. The iLife package comes with 3 cds. One for non superDrive one for SuperDrive macs and a keynote cd. My non SuperDrive G4 will not mount the SuperDrive cd that has the iDVD software on it. I have pacifist loaded but it has no chance to get at the iDVD package because the cd will not mount. I insert it and then it comes back out after a few seconds. So how do I get the cd to mount? And then use Pacifist to install the iDVD software.

Please how do I get iDVD 3 on a non SuperDrive G4?
Thanks



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Use Pacifist
Authored by: tj68 on Jul 30, '03 01:00:57PM

sorry but I just looked at apple's software download and iDVD 3.03 is downloading to my G4 now. Only 82MB. I didn't think you could download it.

regards



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Use Pacifist
Authored by: tj68 on Jul 30, '03 01:34:44PM

I downloaded iMovie and not iDVD so I'm back to not having iDVD on my non-superdrive mac.



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Use Pacifist
Authored by: tj68 on Jul 30, '03 02:43:42PM

OK I need a DVD drive to read the iLife cd because the cd is a DVD. to be continued. I will use my son's iMac that has a DVD combo drive and copy the package over to my G4



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Starting with version 3.0.1, iDVD can be used on any Macintosh G4 or G5
Authored by: osxpounder on Jul 24, '03 12:30:13PM

According the Knowledge Base article below, iDVD 3.0.1 can be used on your machine even if you don't have a SuperDrive. See the article for details:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93274

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Beat me to the punch...
Authored by: mustang_dvs on Jul 24, '03 01:05:15PM
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93274
"While iDVD 3.0.1 and later can be used on any PowerPC G4-or G5-based Macintosh model to create DVD content, the option to burn the finished DVD is only available on computers with a built-in SuperDrive."


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