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Where to download Apple free iDVD themes?

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C Nelson Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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Aug 14, 2010 7:14 AM
I've seen reference on Apple websites to "over 150 free iDVD themes". I can't find them. Can someone point me in the right direction?
iMac, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • J Keller Level 4 Level 4 (2,685 points)
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    Aug 14, 2010 9:28 PM (in response to C Nelson)
    This iDVD tutorial shows a bunch of themes:

    http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/#idvd-project

    Does your list look like this?

    John
    G5 2.0, G4 400, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • londonman2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 15, 2010 9:19 AM (in response to C Nelson)
    I'm actually having problems using ALL the Themes that come with iDVD.

    Not ALL of them are listed under ALL.

    For instance. If I wish to use the Revolution theme which is in my Library > Application Support > Themes Folder... it DOES NOT show up in iDVD itself so I cannot use it.

    Does anyone know how to rectify this so I can use ALL the iDVD Themes that are built into my iMac.

    lm2
    iMac 3GHz Core i3 MBPro 15" late '08 iphone 3GS 32GB, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • 2cute2b2smart Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Aug 15, 2010 9:24 AM (in response to londonman2)
    Londonman, you should post a new question.

    As for free iDVD themes, there are not 150 free themes. The only reference I could find online was on Wikipedia, which allows anyone to make changes, (like me) and message boards with people talking about 150 free themes, several of which cite Wikipedia as a source.

    I fixed the Wikipedia reference, it now states there are "many."

    The themes are quite customizable; you can drag and drop pictures to replace backgrounds, change fonts, insert text, change music, all sorts of things. Look at the bare bones of a theme: how do the drop zones move, and what kind of special effects are built in. Just about everything else can be changed. That will give you infinite themes.

    Hope this helps!
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • 2cute2b2smart Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Aug 15, 2010 10:40 AM (in response to C Nelson)
    Thanks, C.

    I did not find that until you posted the link.

    I went back and counted the themes. There are exactly 100. Then I went back and roughly recounted the themes with two or three expressions, and that count is probably exactly 50.

    It really is misleading. Different expressions of a theme aren't really individual themes, now are they?

    I'll fix my edit in wikipedia.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • J Keller Level 4 Level 4 (2,685 points)
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    Aug 15, 2010 11:53 AM (in response to C Nelson)
    I've not heard of free themes other than what Apple provides, or that the user customizes (drag in your own background image). It is possible, but difficult (for me), to create "free" themes.

    Here's what Apple says: "+Choose from more than 150 Apple-designed themes in widescreen and standard format+..." Those could be the "free" themes, but they come with iDVD. Apple doesn't use "free" on this web page.

    You could call Apple, but I'm guessing 1 widescreen + 1 standard = 2 themes.

    John
    G5 2.0, G4 400, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • J Keller Level 4 Level 4 (2,685 points)
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    Aug 17, 2010 10:23 PM (in response to J Keller)
    Hey,

    Here are "free" ways to modify and customize the themes!
    http://sites.google.com/site/idvdmodding/

    Thanks to Karsten Schluter.
    John
    G5 2.0, G4 400, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • DVDThemePAK Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Sep 26, 2010 3:28 PM (in response to C Nelson)
    There are more free themes here:

    dvdthemepak.com
    MacPro 2.8ghz Duel - 30" Cinema Display, Mac OS X (10.6.1)

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