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David Yellen Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
go to username/library/application support/idvd and drag the "installed themes" folder to the trash (or desktop if that makes you nervous).

Try starting iDVD. Check to be sure all the themes are there, and look to see if the contents of the folder have been replaced. then you can trash the original folder.

iDVD has worked fine ever since.

Looks like some nice improvements this time around. extra flexibility in button selection, able to use different fonts/sizes in the same menu, etc., and best of all higher quality encoding options!

20" Intel Imac / 15" Aluminum Powerbook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • SDIllini Level 6 Level 6 (16,670 points)
    Thanks for that, David!

    It may save someone else a few headaches.

    :)Sue
  • William McMullen Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I posted this in another discussion, and I'll likely get chastised for double posting, but to that I will respond "Well, Apple, get your iDVD software workin' and we won't have any more double-posts out of me!"

    This is how I solved this problem:

    "Episode 2: "Seems It's The Themes"

    OK, I seemed to have found what wasn't working on my system...

    Seems that my back-collection of old iDVD themes wasn't compatible with the new iDVD. I have owned every version of this program, so I had all themes present.

    This is how I isolated the problem:

    I opened two folders and had them on my desktop:

    Folder A) The "username/library/application support/idvd" folder, where you will see a folder called 'installed themes'.

    Folder B) The other folder is the system's library folder, it's path being: "(yourhardrivename)/Library/Application Support/iDVD/Themes"

    They may seem very similar, but the key is that the SYSTEM'S folder (folder B) keeps the actual themes, new and old, within it.

    At first start-up, iDVD will create a folder within the USER'S folder (folder A) called "Installed Themes".

    So, here's what I did to solve my problem: I moved "Installed Themes" from folder A to the desktop.

    In my Folder B, the system's collection of themes, I had seven folders: "iDVD 1," "iDVD 2," and so on, up through "iDVD 7" I moved them all to the desktop and restarted iDVD.

    It worked, and it also created a new "Installed Themes" folder within Folder A (user folder).

    However, upon clicking 'create project,' a dialog box came up saying there were "no themes installed, please install again or find themes?" or something like that.

    A-ha. So I placed the "iDVD 7" theme folder that I had rested on my desktop back into Folder B, "Themes." This again is the SYSTEM folder's application support folder, not the user's.

    iDVD opened correctly, and I quit out and placed more "iDVD x" folders that I had originally placed on my desktop back in to folder B.

    Some snags: Long story short, the only ones still compatible (it seems, haven't tried each and every one, but nothing prevents iDVD start-up) are the following Theme folders:

    Still seem to work, won't prevent iDVD 08 from opening:

    iDVD 7
    iDVD 6
    iDVD 5
    iDVD 3

    All other theme folders left in Folder B will cause iDVD 08 to rewrite the "Installed Themes" folder in Folder A, and it will again become corrupt and prevent iDVD 08 from opening... This is easily solved, however, by throwing away the newly sullied "Installed Themes" folder, limiting your 'theme' folders on the above list in Folder B, and restarting iDVD 08, forcing it to write a new "Installed Themes" folder in Folder A.

    So, in a nutshell, remove the theme folders iDVD 1, iDVD 2, and iDVD 4 from Folder B, toss out the "Installed Themes" folder from Folder A, and restart iDVD 08.

    Good luck, I hope this is something that will work for you, I tried to make it clear, but let me know if I can clarify anything. "
  • SDMacuser Level 6 Level 6 (13,585 points)
    I posted this in another discussion, and I'll likely get chastised for double posting,....

    No you won't. We actually need this kind of info, so thank you very much!
  • Geoff C. Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    when i do that..
    i dont have a support folder under the applications folder in my username
  • William McMullen Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hey Geoff, you want to look for a folder called "Application Support" in the "Library" folder (not a 'support' folder in 'applications')... There are two, one for the system and one for you as a user... You need to have both open to do what I outline above...

    Good luck!
  • SDIllini Level 6 Level 6 (16,670 points)
    iDVD '08: iDVD may unexpectedly quit when opened

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306064

    :)Sue
  • Jackie Shalom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    When I looked in my iDVD folder in the user/library... it has no (0) items. I do not have "installed themes" in this folder. Can somebody please upload the folder at least until apple can fix my problem.
  • frizzonk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Kudos to William !! This fixed the "Never did startup" problem

    +Seems that my back-collection of old iDVD themes wasn't compatible with the new iDVD. I have owned every version of this program, so I had all themes present.+

    +Folder A) The "username/library/application support/idvd" folder, where you will see a folder called 'installed themes'.+

    +Folder B) The other folder is the system's library folder, it's path being: "(yourhardrivename)/Library/Application Support/iDVD/Themes"+

    +So, in a nutshell, remove the theme folders iDVD 1, iDVD 2, and iDVD 4 from Folder B, toss out the "Installed Themes" folder from Folder A, and restart iDVD 08.+
  • Kevin Thorne Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    I tried removing the theme folders in both the main and my libraries and idvd still crashes on start up - the splash screen opens for a split second then vanishes.

    I don't have the installed themes folder though - I only have a themes folder, but removing that did nothing.

    My mac is at the low end of the specs - G5, 2ghz dual with OS 10.4.10, 4gb ram and 600gb internal HDs, but the other ilife08 products work.
  • M. R. Level 2 Level 2 (335 points)
    try out the solution I was told.
    Works perfectly, just did it.
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1077574&tstart=0
  • David Sisson1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    William, THANKS. Like you, I had every version of iDVD on my computer. Long story short: I didn't do it exactly the way you did it, but you led me to the solution which I would have never found by myself. Once I got it up and running with only iDVD 7 I was OK. Opening the app. again I was given the option of loading the old themes from the install DVD. I did, and I'm using one (Projector) I needed from maybe version 1 or 2. I rebuilt the DVD I was trying to make more copies of and it's processing right now. Here's hoping it works.
    Thanks Again!
    DS
  • Geoff A Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have two Macs and iDVD '08 on the MacBook Intel Core 2 Duo worked fine first time. For my PowerPC G5 I had to trash the iDVD library and cache files and then re-install iDVD using Pacifist.app (including all the extras) to get iDVD up and running. I used 'update' rather than 'replace' to avoid having two iDVD applications on my drive. If the problem is with old themes, I wonder why I didn't have the same problem with the old themes on my MacBook!
  • DannySer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I used the instructions contained at the following link:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306064

    Once I followed the instructions I reinstalled iDVD and have no additional problems.
  • Lester9511 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks very much William. That is the only thing that worked for me. You explained it great. Thanks again.


    Rob
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