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Anyone get a huge "Problem Report for iDVD" with hundreds of lines of information?

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Anyone get a huge "Problem Report for iDVD" with hundreds of lines of information? This happens right before the DVD would be finished burning but instead crashes and leaves the long report your have to scroll down several times to read. I had to take several screen captures of the screen to get the WHOLE report. Here is two:


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(If there is another thread on this - just answer the question or refer me to it. I'm past due on a big project. Don't have time to read all 21,000 discussions in the iDVD thread. Be kind. Thanks )

Mac OS X (10.6.7), 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • SDMacuser Level 6 Level 6 (13,585 points)

    Some things to try first:



    1. Disconnect any and all 3rd party devices that didn't ship with your mac directly from apple (both FW and USB included). 



    2. Restart your mac without any 3rd party devices attached whatsoever. That includes ext. hard drives, blue tooth devices, and any third party memory product/s. Basically, anything that doesn't come directly from apple has to go (at least while troubleshooting).



    3. Need you to dispose of the plist for iDvd also. Go to you Home folder, the one that looks like a house > Library > Preferences > and drag and drop this file/s to the trash. Make sure to first quit iDvd prior to disposing of this pref. file/s.



    4. Run apple's disc utility and repair permissions. Applicantions > Utilities > Disc Utility > Repair Permissions.



    5. Restart your mac yet again, and try iDvd one more time.



    6. If it's still at issue then please open iDvd from a separate user account and try your project one more time. If you don't know how to create a separate user account then just come on back and one of will show you how.



    Good luck.


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  • SDMacuser Level 6 Level 6 (13,585 points)

    Preferences are just that. Can't harm anything by deleting the file since iDvd will simply create a new one with default settings the next time the app is launched. However, just to play it safe, you can accomplish the very same objective by simply dragging and dropping the file to the desktop (as opposed to the trash). So let's go ahead and do that for the time being. Drag it to the desktop.

  • SDMacuser Level 6 Level 6 (13,585 points)

    Hopefully this worked well (disposing of iDvd's plist/s). But if not just come on back.


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