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Can I Add Older iLife Themes From iLife 06 to 08?

605 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2012 7:30 AM by ENIGMACODE RSS
ENIGMACODE Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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Nov 17, 2012 6:45 PM

Hi Gang


Just loaded iLife 08 into an older Power Mac Desktop G5. I own several of them. There are older sometimes more desirable iDVD themes, (4:3), from iLife 06 that I would like to add to iLife 08 - iDVD 08.


iDVD 08 themes are limited to Wide Screen only. Is there a way to extract only that portion of the software/files/package from the iLife 06 install disc that contain the older themes?


Thank you


  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,385 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 9:27 AM (in response to ENIGMACODE)

    You may already have them. See Old Toad's reply in this thread:



    and here:



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  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,160 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 11:02 AM (in response to ENIGMACODE)

    You can try using   Pacifist to extract and install the themes on the iLIfe 06 disk. I don't have the iLIfe 06 disk but this is what the 08 disk looks like in Pacifist:




    Select the themse and have Pacifist install.  I'd repair disk permisisons afterward with Disk Utility.


    Also here's a post I made yesterday on the subject which might be of help:

    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 (113,160 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 5:52 PM (in response to ENIGMACODE)

    Yes, Pacifist is the extractor software you'll need.  It'll run in demo mode with a 15 second launch delay.


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