PatchBurn
PatchBurn
4.0.5

5.0

PatchBurn free download for Mac

PatchBurn

4.0.5
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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Anonymous
12 November 2004

Most helpful

great little app, makes my dual layer burner more useful.
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Version 3.0b6
Pacman
02 March 2010
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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Version 4.0.5
G3-Enthusiast
03 September 2008
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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Version 4.0.5
Mok-in-touch™
01 November 2007
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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Version 4.0.5
2 answer(s)
Mok-in-touch™
Mok-in-touch™
01 November 2007
Every zip file in my machine opens without issue except just this one. I have downloaded it 5 times from different sources and it reacts the same. Why?
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Version 4.0.5
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
01 November 2007
I have no idea but there is nothing wrong with the file, and that is for certain.
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Version 4.0.5
Echorob
01 November 2007
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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Version 4.0.5
Scroop-Moth
24 April 2007
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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Version 4.0.3
1 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
24 April 2007
Have you tried deleting the Apple DVD Player preferences file? It is named com.apple.DVDPlayer.plist
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Version 4.0.3
Andyj4577
16 April 2007
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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Version 4.0.3
Patddfan1
21 March 2007
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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Version 4.0.2
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MAchintrucbidule459
MAchintrucbidule459
02 April 2007
patchburn 4 is for tiger, go to the website an download version 3 for panther
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Version 4.0.3
Juki
28 September 2006
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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Version 4.0.1
Attentionwandered
19 June 2006
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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Version 4.0.1
Anonymous
12 October 2005
why will it expire? Weird :-(
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Version 4.0a4
2 answer(s)
Gazman
Gazman
25 July 2006
The profiles the program installs don't expire, just the actual installer.
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Version 4.0.1
Nico-Stegeman
Nico-Stegeman
27 February 2007
Only the installer will expire.
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Version 4.0.2
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5.0

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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