Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 1:48 AM (in response to howardfromqld)
You may have bought Your Mac just when Apple decided not to sell or deliver iDVD any more (to a hilarious frustration to most of us users).
a. Apple do not sell it any more
b. No it's not included in iLife11 any more (if downloaded from Apple)
c. One can buy - secondhanded iLife11 boxed/DVD version still including iDVD but they are not so many and price is increasing
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
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 3:42 AM (in response to howardfromqld)
Thank you for your information much appreciated
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2013 7:00 AM (in response to howardfromqld)
Add my voice to the above thank you for such detailed helpful information. I had the iDVD with my LION OS X 2011 edition/version/release. So I may have been a lucky customer as I used it for a full year until the upgrade to Mountain Lion. Then it VANISHED!
I think APPLE ought to inform customers such as myself that a program will be discontinued. And I think they ought to offer the program to remain within our system as we did pay for it when initially purchased.
So thanks for you information.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2013 10:01 AM (in response to DobbyLives4)
If your iMac came with iDVD preisntalled it should be on one of the disks that came with the iMac. It would probably look like #3 in the lower left hand corner of this screenshot:
If you have Time Machine backups of your iMac from before the upgrade to Mt. Lion you should be able to restore iDVD and it's themes which reside in wither the HD/User/Home/Library/Application Support/iDVD folder or the HD/Library/Application Support/iDVD folder.