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Can't Create iDVD Projects

301 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2012 9:43 AM by Old Toad RSS
hopesdead Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 9, 2012 9:22 AM

I recently wanted to create a new DVD with iDVD but ran into some unusual problem. I have in the past encountered no issues with iDVD. This time around iDVD refuses to let me create a new project, open an exsisting one, create a magic DVD or a one step DVD. I can't even click on the quit button (I have to use the menu to quit or keyboard shortcut). All I can do is click on the question mark for help and the video tutorials buttons. I have the lastest version, 7.1.2. and am running Mountain Lion (10.8.2.) on a late 2009 13'' MacBook (the white unibody one) with 6GB of memory.

MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1), late 2009, 13"
  • J Keller Level 4 Level 4 (2,685 points)
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    Dec 9, 2012 8:53 PM (in response to hopesdead)

    Good evening,


    iDVD needs considerable hard drive space to create DVDs.  If your 6MB of memory refers to RAM, that's good, but you should check your available hard drive space.  It's possible to create projects with less than 10 MB available on your hard drive, but some recommend 15 MB as a minimum.



  • J Keller Level 4 Level 4 (2,685 points)
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    Dec 10, 2012 8:45 AM (in response to hopesdead)

    Good morning,


    As a general fix-all for strange problems, deleting the plist file is often suggested.  Len Goff offers a good suggestion in this post about how to "reset" iDVD in this manner:


    Be sure to Repair Permissions after this step.



  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Dec 10, 2012 9:43 AM (in response to hopesdead)

    Also delete the contents of the cache folder that's located in your Users/Home/Library/Caches/ folder.


    NOTE: In Lion and Mountain Lion the Home/Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder. Once it's visible it will be easy to locate and delete the preference and cahce files for iDVD.




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