9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 7, 2012 8:27 PM by babowa
ticojoe3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

iDVD not installed on my iMac purchase June 2012?


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion
  • 2. Re: iDVD not installed on my iMac?
    baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (60,085 points)

    If iDVD wasn't on the machine when you bought it, ML won't install it. Apple's ceased supporting it, along with iWeb and Front Row. All I can suggest is to restore you bootable backup/clone or Time Machine backup of your previous Lion installation and see if it's there. Installing ML won't delete it

  • 3. Re: iDVD not installed on my iMac?
    thequoth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah, I just bought my MBP like 3 days ago... first time Mac owner here and I was enjoying playing around with iMovie... then I tried to do what THE TUTORIAL TOLD ME TO DO but iDVD dosn't exist?

     

    C'mon apple, don't sell me on the fact that iLife comes free and preloaded without telling me that it's been hacked into pieces and cannot be put back togeather again... about the only support anyone here can give is to push me to BUY and older version on iLife on amazon or something.

     

    I was able to find a free open source software that seems to work (although not very polished). It's called DVDStyler and can be found at sourceforge.net. Just export the movie from iMovie then all you have to do is drag and drop it into DVDStyler. (I just installed and burned a 30second test movie with it and it works great - im running OSX 10.8)

  • 4. Re: iDVD not installed on my iMac?
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,280 points)

    If you're happy with the DVDStyler, that's great; I tried it and am sticking with iDVD. I purchased the retail iLife 11 retail disk to make sure I have one if i need to reinstall because there simply isn't a decent alternative for iDVD with its customizable menus and themes to give your project a polished and professional look.

  • 5. Re: iDVD not installed on my iMac?
    thequoth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, I didn't think I was going to have to buy any software to make a dvd movie... that was a poor assumption on my part. But it does seem a little strange that they can't take references to it out of the tutorial or make some other suggestions... or heck, SELL a program that does what iDVD did. Put it in the app store... something.

     

    I might buy iDVD if I can find it, but it doesn't sound like it will be worth all the trouble. Apple is right, we are going away from physical media and going to the "cloud" but it would be nice to make a DVD so grandma can watch some home movies.

  • 6. Re: iDVD not installed on my iMac?
    Converted2iMac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    iDVD is excellent, convenient, integrated and it was bundled with the system. There's a difference between educating and encouraging users over time to move to new ways of doing things, and leaving them hanging without the best option. What was the problem of simply leaving the iLife software as it was? Did it really require a huge development/maintenance team at Apple?

     

    The majority of videos I produce are for older family members. Many don't have a computer. They see pictures of grandchildren on their TV through their DVD player.

     

    I'm leaving my 27" iMac on Snow Leopard simply because of the loss of the iLife products. For my mid-2012 MacBook Pro, I have bought the iLife bundle that contains the installable iDVD.

     

    I'm getting lots of offers from Windows software vendors and I may simply cut DVDs using Boot Camp, in future.

  • 7. Re: iDVD not installed on my iMac?
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,280 points)

    Well, not everyone chooses to move away from physical media - I, for one, will not use the "cloud" for any of my files, pics, movies, or any other information. Servers can and will be hacked into and people steal things found on the internet all the time. I do not trust the cloud for those reasons. I believe buying the iLife 11 disk was well worth it because iDVD is much more than just a burn utility. I use layered videos (created in Final Cut Express) as backgrounds or intros in my movies and as special effects with iDVD menus and themes. They "pop" and make the watching experience fun. I have tried several other softwares and none will do quite like iDVD.

     

    As for why Apple decided to drop it? No one but the people involved in that decision know. Personally, I think it was a poor decision and I believe they have probably gotten quite a few feedbacks on that - will they bring it back? Sometimes Apple listens...

     

    If you want to add your $0.02 worth, send them feedback here:

     

    https://ssl.apple.com/feedback/idvd.html

  • 8. Re: iDVD not installed on my iMac?
    Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,265 points)

    As for why Apple decided to drop it? No one but the people involved in that decision know. Personally, I think it was a poor decision and I believe they have probably gotten quite a few feedbacks on that - will they bring it back? Sometimes Apple listens...

     

    There is good news coming!

     

     

    Technology experts are working on a movie storage system where YOU have physical possession of the movie.

     

    This system stores the movie digitally on an optical disk system that will not be dependent upon a congested, complicated, and fragile network.

     

    Because all of the data is stored only a few feet from your television, all the bottlenecks are removed.  Performance and reliability are virtually flawless.

     

    Further, the system will not utilize any form of security codes, authentications, or passwords. Once the optical disc is purchased it can be moved around freely at will, and can even be lent or given to friends and neighbors with zero hassles.

  • 9. Re: iDVD not installed on my iMac?
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,280 points)

    Technology experts are working on a movie storage system where YOU have physical possession of the movie.

     

     

    Sounds wonderful - what is this wondrous piece of technology called??? I'll buy it immediately