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iDVD 4
Authored by: lstewart on Jan 07, '04 03:46:17PM

The only way to know for sure is to have it, and no, I don't have it yet. But I carefully watched the keynote, and have read about it many places, and my understanding and that iDVD will definitely NOT work with external drives--it will still only work with *internal* Superdrives (or equivalent drives).



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iDVD 4
Authored by: greggomer on Jan 09, '04 03:24:10AM

You are correct from my understanding as well. No you can't use iDVD with and external Firewire burner. However.... that being said... I think the confusion here comes from what Steve said.

He did announce that iDVD 4 will allow users to save their projects as an archived project, that then can be moved to a superdrive equiped mac for burning. So it's a step in the right direction. And that should now mean that you don't need a superdrive equiped Mac to install iDVD anymore.

here is a quote from the iDVD web site

"If you're not watching a DVD on your next cross-country flight, you can take advantage of iDVD's new Save As Archive feature and begin your next DVD project enroute. Because archiving lets you save iDVD projects as self-contained units that are completely portable. Start them on one Mac. Finish them on another. You say your iBook doesn't have a SuperDrive? Not a problem. Choose Archive Project from the File menu, and when you get home, move it to a Mac that has a SuperDrive and burn it there."

It says you can use it on your iBook, so you can for sure use it on a computer without a superdrive. So it's a step in the right direction, still full external DVD support would be nice.



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