View Full Version : Need Some Help With An External Dvd Burner

21st June 2005, 10:08 PM
Hey Dudes,

I just bought a new external DVD burner for my Mac Mini from the local computer parts shop down the road.
It's a Pioneer something something something. I've got it running through the USB, but it doesn't show up on the desktop like my external hardrive does.
When i put in a DVD tho it'll start playing as normal.
The problem i'm having is in teh actual burning process. When i use DiscBlaze or Roxio Toast Titanium, the thing won't even start to burn.
I've got a feeling that it's because i haven't installed teh actual drive yet, but the bloody CD i got with it is a PC disc ARRR!

Can anyone help me out with this? It'd be GREATLY appreciated...


21st June 2005, 10:19 PM
Try finding a little app called patchburn, run it and see if that helps.

Here's the link: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/25100

I don't know if it'll fix your problem with DVD's not showing up on the desktop when you insert them, but its worth a shot.
Good Luck.

btw, your burner won't show up on the desktop unless there is a dvd inserted in it, i was a little confused by what your saying about it not showing up like your external drive, and I think that's what your talking about.

21st June 2005, 10:27 PM
Thanks OM,

Bloody legend.
Go and get into some of that beefy dance music you were discussing in the dissapointing albums thread..