iTunes does not recognize PX-708UF under MAC OS 9.1

vbimport

#1

My px-708uf is connected via firewire to a G3 Power Mac with OS 9.1. It burns CDs fine with the included Roxio 5, but itunes won’t recognize it, even if I disable the toast FW driver, itunes keeps looking for my old SCSI burner.

How can I get iTunes to recognize and use the PX-708UF under Mac OS 9.1 ?
:sad:


#2

wasn’t this already posted by someone else and you gave a solution?


#3

This is under MAC OS 9.1, the other Thread is under Mac OSX (Unix system), thats a totally different systems


#4

why is the question worded almost exactly the same save for the OS version and SCSI instead of USB?


#5

iTunes under MacOS will only recognize Apple “branded” drives (aka crippled drives); in OS X there is a way to add unsupported drives by editing some file I don’t really remember now; I never heard of a fix for 9.1, but I suspect it must be difficult to achieve since I have the feeling that the supported drives list is hard-coded in iTunes itself, and doesn’t depend on an external file… just my 2 cents.


#6

i don’t think this pgs character is legit…but i also don’t think iTunes ONLY recognizes apple branded drives.


#7

Also none-Apple drives work sometimes, if you change the Authoring support files accordingly.
I did that for my Plextor SCSI drive 12/10/32s by changing the Plextor Authoring support file to the exact drive name and it is working fine in iTunes, but it does not work for the PX-708UF drive.
Anyone having a solution for this technical problem and does not care about my wordings etc. is welcome to reply, that I can solve this issue. I think this is mainly a board for technical issues.
thanks :a


#8

check the plextor site…

posted 1/27 - Mac OS X and 9 firmware updates available.


#9

I :sad: have updated recently the firmware to latest rev. 1.08, still is not working under OS 9.1.


#10

Is Patchburn a way??


#11

1.09 is the latest.


#12

Sorry, but 1.08 is the latest, not 1.09, see:

http://www.plextor.com/english/support/downloads/firm_708A.htm


#13

No, drpino is correct, 1.09 is the latest, see here.


#14

thanks GF.


#15

thanks for that info. I have upgraded to 1.09, but its still not working under OS 9, als patchburn runs only under mac os x.

I need a modified authoring support file for the PX-708 UF, doeas anyone have this ?