PatchBurn
PatchBurn
4.0.5

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PatchBurn free download for Mac

PatchBurn4.0.5

31 October 2007

Allows use of unsupported burners with iTunes/DiscBurner.

Overview

PatchBurn is a tool to patch existing CD/DVD-drivers or to generate and install new device profiles.

It allows many, otherwise unsupported burners to be used directly with Mac OS X, iTunes and DiscBurner.

What's new in PatchBurn

Version 4.0.5:
  • This is just a maintenance release. No major changes! This version will never expire!

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30 Reviews of PatchBurn

4.5
Anonymous
12 November 2004
Version: 3.0b6

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great little app, makes my dual layer burner more useful.
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Pacman
02 March 2010
Version: 4.0.5
I couldn't get the download-button to work, but I found it here... http://www.patchburn.de/software/PatchBurn4.0.5.zip
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G3-Enthusiast
03 September 2008
Version: 4.0.5
I have a G3 OSX (10.4), with 768 MB mem. and patchburn 4.0.5 running a Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-112D on a firewire 400 port. The unit was working fine until one day it would present this problem for burning: BE Error - Sense Error (02h,04h,08h) Not ready Logical unit not ready, long write in progress Thinking the unit broke, I checked it with another mac and it worked fine. The firewire ports work fine with external HD and all other gadgets. The burning process just stops, the busy light stops blinking but the unit seems to have the disk spinning for a while until it stops and shows the error. I have guessed that the firmware of the unit may be faulty. Can it be updated? Thank you for any insights.
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Mok-in-touch™
01 November 2007
Version: 4.0.5
The downloaded zip file is good for relaunching desktop. Every time you click on it, it just relaunching your desktop for you and nothing else. Can't even contact the developer coz his email is 'closed'. This is crap!
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Echorob
01 November 2007
Version: 4.0.5
Why is this application needed ? I recently bought a External firewire case and Dvd/CD writer and it's fully supported by the os with firewire or USB2 under tiger and leopard
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Scroop-Moth
24 April 2007
Version: 4.0.3
PatchBurn used to work beautifully on my g3 imac. After I updated Tiger, however, apple dvdPlayer stopped opening. It used I've to play video TS files and discs on my firewire dvd drive. But now dvdPlayer presents the message, "There was an initialization error. A valid DVD drive could not be found [-70012]" I've deleted the old PatchBurn file and installed PatchBurn 4.03, but the error message still appears whenever I try to open Apple DVDPlayer. I'm sorry I donate to the developer when PatchBurn was working. I will if I can can figure out how to make it work again.
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Andyj4577
16 April 2007
Version: 4.0.3
I used Patchburn 3.1.6 on my G4 Dual 1.25GHz MDD running OS X 10.3.9 and it now recognizes my PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D. Unfortunately, all the menu items in Apple's System Profiler are now in German, how do I change these back to English?
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Patddfan1
21 March 2007
Version: 4.0.2
I tried it with my DVD Burner (Sony DRX-830UL-T) and Patch Burn 3 (OS X 10.3.9) called it 'sony DRU-830A' and also stated no profile! how do I fix this problem so I can use my DVD burner w/ the finder?
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5
Juki
28 September 2006
Version: 4.0.1
I've got a 5 year old Powerbook stored in a closet; haven't used it in a long time since i upgraded to a newer model. It doesn't have CD burn capability, so I acquired a Sandisk external CD burner from a friend; it's also about 5 years old. Installed PatchBurn 4.0.1, hooked up my Sandisk burner and voila!, Cds burn easily and without problems. PatchBurn is really simple to use; integrates seamlessly with my PB's OS. It's a real class act.... Kudos to the developer!
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5
Attentionwandered
19 June 2006
Version: 4.0.1
If i could give this more then five stars i would. It saved me mucccchhh money and time and lets me finally burn cds quickly and effectively. i used some magicspin cd burner i got from radio shack and it works flawlessly, burning full speed with toast and after restarting my computer a couple times. its funny how the cd burner is bigger then my entire mac mini though
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Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 4.0a4
why will it expire? Weird :-(
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Anonymous
15 August 2005
Version: 4.0a4
Great hack -- works perfectly on my system. I'm using iDVD to master DVD's, then saving them as disk images to burn with Disk Utility. I've got a LaCie burner (actually manufactured by NEC) connected via FireWire. Works great. Thanks!
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Anonymous
01 June 2005
Version: 4.0a2
Weird -- My DVR-109 was able to burn 8x DVDs at 12x on Panther (with PatchBurn), and I get the same results under Tiger (without PatchBurn, since the drive is now supported by the OS it seems).
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Anonymous
19 May 2005
Version: 4.0a1
Panther version with a PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109, enables Finder writing but at 1x only and that's with decent media. I'm getting Tiger soon, so I'll see how the drive is treated under 10.4.x regards
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5
Anonymous
11 May 2005
Version: 4.0a1
I simply cannot wait for Apple (look at how Tiger is direly in need of 10.4.1) and have opted for this patch as it recognizes and actually allows me to burn a backup of my iPhoto photographs using my older HP dvd 100i. I, for one, am thankful for this patch!
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Anonymous
10 May 2005
Version: 4.0a1
Patchburn vs 10.4 Ok now that 10.4 seems to pick up on drives.. which is better, 10.4 lets me burn from the finder at 8x max, my writer can do 16x, would patchburn do a better job and let me burn at 16x?
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Anonymous
29 April 2005
Version: 4.0a1
99% pointless now. have yet to see how fast Apple will add support in Tiger for new drives as they are released.
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Anonymous
29 April 2005
Version: 4.0a1
Since apple changed it's "uncertified drive policy" with MacOSX Tiger there is support for almost every drive in 10.4. So why would I need PatchBurn anymore, (though it did a pretty good job before)?
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5
A. Deng
13 April 2005
Version: 3.1
Really very good. If only the patch can make the IDVD work, that will be even greater: I have a Samsung CDRW/DVD SM352B Drive. It is now working with iTunes however the iDVD still does not allow me to burn the DVD project. I know this is not a problem of PatchBurn but if you can work on that...
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5
Anonymous
25 March 2005
Version: 3.0b9
Fantastic! I just bought a Pioneer DVR-109 (replacing the DVD-RAM that came stock in my G4 Dual 500) and everything is working great! Where's that PayPal link... :)
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Jb-Mu
01 March 2005
Version: 3.0b9
Note for the DVR-108: Found out you can take off the front-panel of the disc-drawer, so the DVR-108 is recommendable. :)
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5
Jb-Mu
01 March 2005
Version: 3.0b9
Great stuff!! Easy and simple to use. Makes my brand new DVR-108 work with my mirrored-drive-door G4 (but unfortunately, the burner doesn't 'fit' in the cabinet; if putting the burner inside the computer, eh, the disc-drawer won't open, but software can't fix that problem, heh). Apart from that hardware-problem, I can recommend a DVR-108; it works after using PatchBurn.
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5
Anonymous
25 January 2005
Version: 3.0b9
Very, very, very happy with this patch!
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5
Anonymous
06 January 2005
Version: 3.0b8
I already have a compatible burner in my G5, but Patchburn allows me to modify iDVD so that I can make a DVD disk image instead of burning to a blank disk. I can check out the DVD before burning, or burn to a DVD-RW, which iDVD will not allow me to do.
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5
Anonymous
06 January 2005
Version: 3.0b8
I'm still running Jag but the older version of Patchburn made my $26.00 Sony CRX230-ED "Fully Supported". Thanks! Patchburn is a godsend.
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Anthony
31 December 2004
Version: 3.0b7
Tried several but only PatchBurn works. So wonderful. Many thanks. My system: IbookG4 with external Samsung CD-RW/DVD Combo (SM-352B/CHB)
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5
Anonymous
21 December 2004
Version: 3.0b7
A very clever application. Makes life so much easier. Works brilliantly with my AOpen CD writer and my Sony Dual layer DVD writer.
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Anonymous
02 December 2004
Version: 3.0b7
What can I say...Brilliant! Worked for me using a cheap and unsupported Hitachi burner. There is nothing like drag and drop burning.....luvin it.
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5
Anonymous
01 December 2004
Version: 3.0b7
As a apple support person, This has helped out many clients with unsupported burners 100% success rate so far! Keep up the good work
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5
Anonymous
12 November 2004
Version: 3.0b6
Recently i added a new drive to my eMac: a LG GSA-4120B. OSX "iApplications" don't recognize my new burner until i find and use this great utilitie! Great Job!
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4.5
Anonymous
12 November 2004
Version: 3.0b6
great little app, makes my dual layer burner more useful.
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