Pioneer DVR-105 question

lmlm
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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Anyone know if the new Pioneer drive will be supported by iDVD out of the box, or do we have to wait for a software update?

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  • Reply 1 of 7
    [quote]Originally posted by LM:

    <strong>Anyone know if the new Pioneer drive will be supported by iDVD out of the box, or do we have to wait for a software update?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Only Apple knows for sure and they aren't telling because they don't want anyone to know the DVR-105 exists as long as they continue to ship Macs with DVR-104's inside. My HUNCH is that it will work out of the box because the ROM is likely to be so similar to the 104 ROM that iDVD will probably think it's a 104. But I don't know because it still isn't for sale for 10 more days.



    It's going to be a crap shoot to begin with. But Apple will have to support it sooner than later because thousands of existing PowerMacs will be getting one for Christmas. IMHO.
  • Reply 2 of 7
    Apple does something to the drives they use. it would only work if apple decides to use it. I think it is to stop piracy of iDVD
  • Reply 3 of 7
    tabootaboo Posts: 128member
    [quote]Originally posted by Elio.:

    <strong>Apple does something to the drives they use. it would only work if apple decides to use it. I think it is to stop piracy of iDVD</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Hmmm. You're right that Apple does something to the drives, and iDVD, as the software only works with the OEM drives.

    I would suspect, tho', that it's not to stop the piracy of software that's available as a free download. It would either be a push to sell new machines, or (more likely, IMO) a push to sell more copies of DVD Studio Pro, which works on all burners.





    Oops. Almost forgot to mention it. That likely means that the DVR-105 will not work with iDVD if purchased as an after-market item. You'll have to buy DVD SP to make it work.

    OWC was selling the DVR-104 as a firewire external with an enabler to make it work with iDVD. They are no longer allowed to supply the enabler, at the request of Apple legal.......



    <a href="http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/firewire/owc_firewire_dvd_recorder/owc_firewire_dvd-r.html"; target="_blank">xlr8yourmac article</a>



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  • Reply 4 of 7
    [quote]Originally posted by taboo:

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    Hmmm. You're right that Apple does something to the drives, and iDVD, as the software only works with the OEM drives.

    I would suspect, tho', that it's not to stop the piracy of software that's available as a free download. It would either be a push to sell new machines, or (more likely, IMO) a push to sell more copies of DVD Studio Pro, which works on all burners.



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    iDVD is not a free download. It costs apple money to ship (Mpeg encoding license).

    But it probably is a push to ship more copies of DVD studio pro.
  • Reply 5 of 7
    bartobarto Posts: 2,246member
    This is not a scheme by Apple to squeeze money out of its users. This is, in fact, another case of "Blame MPEG-LA!"



    Apple pays an MPEG-2 encoder license for every SuperDrive shipped by the company. Apple can't allow iDVD to work with any DVD-R/RW, because that would violate the licence agreement.



    Apple has publicly stated (back when they shut down the OWC "iDVD enabler" software) that they are trying to aquire a license based on copies of iDVD.



    I would imagine that iDVD 3.0 will be part of Panther and will work with most DVD-R/RWs.



    Barto
  • Reply 6 of 7
    tabootaboo Posts: 128member
    [quote]Originally posted by Eupfhoria:

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    iDVD is not a free download. It costs apple money to ship (Mpeg encoding license).

    But it probably is a push to ship more copies of DVD studio pro.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    My apologies.....it appeared as if it was from Apple's site, and I've had no need for it, so.....I assumed.



    My bad. <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />
  • Reply 7 of 7
    lmlm Posts: 5member
    So DVD SP should work with the DVR-105 without any update?
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