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Where's iDVD?

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Jan 26, 2013 8:50 AM

Hi Everybody


Did I miss something or is iDVD no longer pre-installed free of charge on a Macbook pro? I'm on Lion and busy working on some films for a school project. I need to send the final film (after iMovie) to a DVD or whatever. I thought to use iDVD .... but it doesn't seem to be present, on this computer anyway! Does it no longer come as a pre-installed package?


If not, has anyone any good suggestions on how I convert the iMovie file into something that I can use on any computer, or burn onto a DVD if needed. Actually one of the uses was to be able to use it in a power point presentation maybe.


Thanks in advance.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,135 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 9:05 AM (in response to joesh2)

    iDVD and iWeb were dropped by Apply before Lion was released.  It is no longer supported or offerd by Apple. 


    If your computer came with Lion or Mt Lion preinstalled then you'll need to get iDVD from a 3rd party retailer like or  Your best bet is to obtain a copy of the iLife 09 disk as it includes all of the themes from iDVD 1 thru iDVD 7. Getting iLife 11 makes it difficult to obtain the earlier iDVD 1-4 themes. 


    The only sure fire way to get all themes is to start with the iLife 09 disc:



    This shows the iDVD contents in the iLife 09 disc via Pacifist:



    You then can upgrade from iDVD 7.0.3 to iDVD 7.1.2 via the updaters at the Apple Downloads webpage.





  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,135 points)
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    Jan 26, 2013 10:19 AM (in response to joesh2)

    else why use their apps

    Because here just are no other video DVD authorting applications out there that can hold a candle to iDVD as far as simplicity of use, flexability and professional looking final products.  I've tried a couple and they are not woth the effort.  There are numerous posts on how inadequate the iDVD replacements apps are.  


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