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Linking old iDVD themes?

3326 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2012 10:51 PM by Waikato99 RSS
Waikato99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 13, 2012 1:37 PM

I am encountering a problem installing iDVD on my new MBP with Mountain Lion.  I installed iDVD as a custom install from my iLife 11 original disk.  With that I had themes 6 and 7 only with the older themes greyed out. I clicked on one of the greyed out themes and received the message that I could get an update, but it goes to the apps store and simply stops there. Seems they cannot be downloaded anymore from Apple.


So I copied the themes 1-5 from the Application Support/iDVD/Themes folder that I have on my older MBP with Snow Leopard.  I then copied those themes into the Themes folder on my new MBP.  I did a repair permissions from disk utility and rebooted.  However when I open up iDVD themes from 6 and 7 are ok but the old themes all appear just as a yellow triangle.  There seems to be a broken link there somewhere. 


Following what some others have suggested, I tried downloading update 7.0.1 and opened it with Pacifist.  There were only Themes 5,6,7, in there. I tried adding themes 5 out of 7.0.1 into the Application Support/iDVD/Themes folder on my MBP with Mountain Lion, tried repairing permissions (none to repair) rebooted and then tried iDVD, but while themes 6 and 7 are ok, it does not recognise the Themes 5 folder or any of the older themes.


Any suggestions as to what I can do next to have access to the old themes from iDVD?  Waikato 99

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,980 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 10:57 AM (in response to Waikato99)

    You can try the solutions offered in this topic: iDVD themes missing: Apple Support Communities. They worked for some, not for others.



  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,980 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 11:06 AM (in response to Waikato99)

    Found this post by dsimagry regarding adding the themes which may or may not work: How can i get all the 150 themes for...: Apple Support Communities.



    I think I have a way you might be able to get the older themes, if you have them on the hard drive to be recognized by iDVD.  Try this with one of the themes.


    If you have any favorite themes saved do the following:


    1 - go to your Home/Library/Application Support/iDVD/Installed Favorites folder.

    2 - copy one of the themes you want to get iDVD to recognize into that folder.

    3 - change the extension from .theme to .favorite

    4 - launch iDVD and to to the Favorites section of the Themes window.


    If you don't have any favorites already saved create the Home/Library/Application Support/iDVD/Installed Favorites folder and follow steps 2 - 4 above. 

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,980 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 8:33 AM (in response to Waikato99)

    If hou look at the bottom of the screenshot you'll see the location:  HD/Users/Shared/iDVD/Favorites.




    You checked the box to make it available for all users on your Mac so it was put into the Shared folder.  Move it to your Home/Library/...... folder with the other favorite.


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