Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2012 11:12 AM (in response to dgzssd6)
In Lion and Mountain Lion the 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 you get that library folder visible you'll be able to try this basic troubleshooting fix:
1 - delete the IDVD preference file, com.apple.iDVD.plist, that resides in your
2 - delete IDVD'S cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your
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3 - launch IDVD and try again.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2012 1:40 PM (in response to Old Toad)
I was able to find the iDVD preference by doing what you said. Thanks! I deleted both files, but it is still doing the same thing. I can't find the discs to reinstall iDVD. Any other suggestions??
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2012 3:59 PM (in response to dgzssd6)
Have you tried creating a new project? Also log into another user acocunt on your Mac and try iDVD there. What do you get?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 9:01 AM (in response to dgzssd6)
I did try to create a new project. This is what happened. I opened iDVD and clicked start a new project. I named the project and opted to save it on the desktop. An icon of the project showed up on the desktop and I can hear the music of the project, but I cannot see the project to add the videos or choose theme. When I click on the launch pad, I can see the project. When I click on the project in launch pad, the screen is returned to the desktop but the project is not there, just music. The only other user account I have besides the main one, is called guest. I clicked on that but it was Safari only. How do I create another user account? I'm willing to try anything.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 9:03 AM (in response to dgzssd6)
Are you running Mission Control? If so shut it down and try opening your iDVD projects again.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 11:00 AM (in response to dgzssd6)
I was calling mission control launch pad..when I opend mission control I could see the project and when I clicked on the project from there I could not bring it to the desktop. I'm so sorry. How do i shut down mission control? I so appreciate you sticking with me and trying to figure out iDVD..I had been using it almost daily for a year without any problems.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 11:10 AM (in response to dgzssd6)
Also, if this helps, I do have time machine backing up my computer. Can I restore my computer to a time idvd was working properly?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 11:29 AM (in response to dgzssd6)
You can disable Mission Control in the System/Mission Control Preference pane.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 11:31 AM (in response to dgzssd6)
I'd see if it works correctly with MC disabled. If it does then it might just be a problem with how you're using MC and not an iDVD issue.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 11:57 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Still didn't work. I called an authorised mac repair shop near my house. They said my operating system may need to be reinstalled. Do you think this is right? Im not trying to spend a fortune to fix.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 3:59 PM (in response to dgzssd6)
Yes, that's very likely.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2012 8:04 AM (in response to dgzssd6)
It's a miracle!! There was an iTunes update this morning. Whatever was in the update, fixed iDVD!! It works perfectly again.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 8:17 AM (in response to Old Toad)
This worked for me. Thanks for the tip!
I was sad when I opened iDVD and it didn't work. I've used it so much over the years to give clients a physical DVD of some of the work we've done together. I think digital delivery is great, but for a small non-profit, it's hard to get to good digital delivery without getting expensive.