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From I movie to IDVD

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normandturgeon Calculating status...
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Dec 3, 2012 9:56 AM

I can't transfer my Imovie project to IDVD. Every time I try to transfer, the ball starts rolling and then POUF! it goes away.Why?

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 11:51 AM (in response to normandturgeon)



    Is Your Mac - NEW ?


    If so - then it was NOT delivered with iDVD - As Apple doesn't deliver or support iDVD any more.

    And if this is the case You need an old version from iLife'08 to iLife'11 or buy a boxed (DVD) version of them to get it installed.


    Without iDVD (or any other DVD-Authoring Program) - Your Mac can not do Video-DVDs (at all) only Data-DVDs and no DVD-player can play those only other computers.


    If there is no iDVD on Your Mac (and it's not on newer Macs as Apple discarded it) then You need a program that can do this.

    Your Mac can burn CDs and DVDs - BUT DVD as Data-DVDs not as Video-DVDs - they need a program to be encoded and STRUCTURED as such.

    • iDVD is part of the boxed version of iLife'11 and can only be bought outside Apple as on Amazon and e-bay

    • DVD Studio pro - Part of FinalCut Studio Pro bundle - this to has expired and can only be bought second handed. (High price and tough learning Curve - but best ever done.)

    • Roxio Toast™ - Not as elegant as iDVD - but has many other positive additions (I like it as 10-Pro incl BD-component) (now version 11)

    • Burn - only free alternative I know of on internet. Very simple - Just for doing a plain Video-DVD


    only You can buy from Apple is

    • FinalCut Pro-X which also can burn to DVD but without any nice themes.



    You can also buy Compressor from Apple for $50 US. It will also create DVD and BluRay but without the nice themes.


    Yours Bengt W

  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,255 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 2:43 PM (in response to normandturgeon)

    If you do not have iDVD, you can purchase iLife 11  (includes iDVD) on disk.


    IDVD is a wonderful piece of software and well worth the low cost of $40.




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