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iDVD 5 doesn't give me the opportunity to choose which drive to burn to. How can I change this?
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With the release of iDVD 5.0 (in the iLife '05 suite of Apple's apps), Apple finally enabled disk image burning and burning to external drives.

Unfortunately, you cannot currently choose which drive you'd like to burn your DVD to if you have more than one DVD-burning optical drive. According to a reader of this website, the Hack/Easter Egg I explained here fulfills this role!

If you would like to choose which drive to burn to on a multi-burner Mac with iDVD 5.0, please read the following directions. iDVD will remember your drive selection, so you need not follow these procedures every time you'd like to do a new burn (unless, of course, you need to switch drives).

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  • Download the file 'iDVD_Egg.dmg.sit', open it to decompress it, then open the Disk Image file that is decompressed.

    After the 'iDVD Egg' white disk image appears on your desktop, place the two files (named 'Pfurz' and 'Hurz') inside it
    DIRECTLY into your home folder (in the same area as your 'Documents', 'Pictures', 'Library', 'Sites' and related folders are?but NOT inside those folders).
  • Open a project in iDVD.
  • While holding down the 'Control' key on your Mac's keyboard, click on the "Burn" button in iDVD.
  • A dialog box will come up asking how you would like to burn your DVD, and allowing you to choose which drive you'd like to burn the DVD on. Choose the appropriate drive and click "OK" (you'll be asked to insert a DVD if you haven't already done so).
  • After the burn is finished, the dialog box will pop up again, asking you want to burn again (or save another image); click 'Cancel' if you're finished.
  • If you created a Disk Image on your hard drive, you will need to burn it to a DVD using a burning utility such as Disk Utility or Toast.
  • If you have any problems, please read my iDVD Hack/Easter Egg FAQ before emailing me a question.
  • Last update: 07:18 PM Wednesday, February 22, 2006


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