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How can i get all the 150 themes for idvd?

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migu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 2, 2012 8:55 PM

I downloaded idvd and a realised that I had less themes than in my sisters computer and she sais she never installed new themes. how can I get all the 150 themes that come with the application?

iDVD '08, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • dsimagry Level 4 Level 4 (1,275 points)
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    Jul 3, 2012 12:01 AM (in response to migu)

    By default, the latest version of iDVD (version 7)  does not include the themes that where part of iDVD version 5 and older. However, you can still use them with iDVD 7.

     

     

     

    Use the following instructions to learn how to download them..

     

     

    1) Open iDVD and select CREATE A NEW PROJECT...

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    2) Go to the themes pull-down menu and select ALL...

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    3) Scroll down untill you see some themes that look FADED and have NO LITTLE TRIANGE next to them. Click on one of them.

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    4) A Dialogue window should show up. Select DOWNLOAD NOW.

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    5) SOFTWARE UPDATE should show up looking for new software for your computer. Once that's done, a NEW SOFTWARE UPDATE will be avaliable for your computer. Click on the INSTALL button.

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    Wait for the iDVD EXTRA CONTENT to finish downloading and installing itself, and that's it. You now have extra iDVD themes.

     

    Just make sure to CLOSE and RE-OPEN iDVD after the install for the new themes to become active.

  • rob_06 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 26, 2012 4:22 AM (in response to dsimagry)

    This is not working under 10.8.1 and running iDVD 7.1.2

     

    Any ideas as it worked normally under 10.8

  • dsimagry Level 4 Level 4 (1,275 points)
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    Aug 26, 2012 3:53 PM (in response to rob_06)

    My expertise ends here... Hopefully someone comes by with the solution you seek.

  • LorenD2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 21, 2013 5:37 PM (in response to dsimagry)

    Worked as advertiesed for me

     

    OS 10.6.8 and iDVD 7.1.2

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,980 points)
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    Jan 22, 2013 10:25 AM (in response to migu)

    Themes from iDVD 5, 6 and & 7 are included in the iDVD 7.0.1 updater. If it won't run by itself you can use Pacifist to install the themes you need.

     

    For themes from iDVD 1 thru 5 you'd need to purchase the iLife 09 disk from a 3rd party retailer like Amazon.com or eBay.com.  Then install the iDVD Extra Content option:

     

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    This is what the contents of the iLife 11 installer look like in Pacifist:

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    OT

  • louiexiv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 1, 2013 1:19 PM (in response to Old Toad)

    Old Toad wrote:

     

    Themes from iDVD 5, 6 and & 7 are included in the iDVD 7.0.1 updater. If it won't run by itself you can use Pacifist to install the themes you need.

    I guess I'm a little dense. I have the iLife '09 disc open in Pacifist and I can see the iDVD 1 and iDVD 2 themes that are not installed. How do I use Pacifist to install them? The contents of those two folders are not in the same format as the single files in the folders for iDVD 3-6 already present under /Users/Jimbo/Library/Application Support/iDVD/Installed Themes/ .

     

    P.S. Well, duh! That right mouse button gives me an option to install to the default location, and that works perfectly.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,980 points)
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    Apr 1, 2013 1:34 PM (in response to louiexiv)

    Just select the Contents of iDVDExtraContents.pkg icon and have Pacifise install the entire package of all the themes.

  • louiexiv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 3, 2013 3:48 AM (in response to Old Toad)

    Thanks. I figured out how to use Pacifist as you describe. Once I had installed the extra themes that way, I did finally see the Extra Themes download in the Software Update section at the top of the updates in the App Store app. It's nice to have the plainer themes when one is not burning cute baby, wedding, holiday, or similar videos.

  • DavidMac Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)
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    Jun 6, 2013 1:27 AM (in response to migu)

    If you can get iLife '09, here's what needs to be done to get all the iDVD themes from iDVD 1 throught to the recent iDVD 7 themes installed ... using Pacifist:

     

    iDVD Themes2.jpg

     

    Make sure the iDVD 1 through iDVD 7 themes are installed in the "Themes" folder

    in the iDVD "Application Support" folder (not in the iDVD folder itself, but in the

    "Themes" folder inside the iDVD folder).

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