4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 7, 2013 3:23 PM by Old Toad
Bliss your Soul Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I recall that I could burn a DVD on iDVD without having a Theme before the movie plays. How to do that now? Before wasn't a Theme button that said NONE?

 

Please advise, thank you.


PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • 1. Re: Can I burn a DVD without any Theme? Just playing the video?
    J Keller Level 4 Level 4 (2,710 points)

    Welcome to the forums.

     

    Lots of discussion about this topic.  Here's one link:

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/8350259#8350259

     

    Take care,

    John

  • 2. Re: Can I burn a DVD without any Theme? Just playing the video?
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,715 points)

    There has to be a theme selected but if you open the Map mode and drag your slideshow/movie into the left hand bin

    iDVDmap.PNG

    that slideshow/movie will begin playing immediatly when the disk is inserted into a DVD player.

     

    However, when the slideshow/movie finishes it will drop back to the initial menu of the project. 

     

    If you want that menu to be blank select a simple theme and add a blank image, black, white, etc. to the background. Delete any text boxes that appear except for the play button.  If you don't want the play button to be visible select text as the format and make it the same color as the background. You can also set the highlight color the same as the background for complete invisibility - or not.

     

     

    OT

  • 3. Re: Can I burn a DVD without any Theme? Just playing the video?
    Bliss your Soul Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you OT. If you would could you expand a bit about:

     

    If you want that menu to be blank select a simple theme and add a blank image, black, white, etc. to the background. Delete any text boxes that appear except for the play button.  If you don't want the play button to be visible select text as the format and make it the same color as the background. You can also set the highlight color the same as the background for complete invisibility - or not.

     

    I'm working on iDVD 7.4.0 on a PowerBook G4. When I open the working pane doesn't allow me to do anything on the background ... how do I add a black image to the entire theme? Thanx in advance.

    BYS

  • 4. Re: Can I burn a DVD without any Theme? Just playing the video?
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,715 points)

    Select a simple theme like Sage or one similar.

    iDVD001.jpg

    Type Command + i to bring up the menu's info window:

    iDVD002.jpg

    Next create a blank, black (or other color) image file at 640 x 480 and drag into the center bin that the cursor is in above. 

    Finder001.jpg

     

    Now select the menu title , Sage, and delete it giving you this:

    iDVD003.jpg

     

    Add your movie/slideshow to the menu and set the button to text:

    iDVD004.jpg

     

    Select the text and type Command + i to bring up the Button info window and set the text color to black:

    iDVD005.jpgiDVD006.jpg

     

    Finally again bring up the Menu info window and change the highlight color to black

    iDVD008.jpg

     

     

    to change this:

     

    iDVD007.jpg

    to this:

    iDVD009.jpg

     

    That's what you'll see when the autoplay is finished and the project falls back into the menu.