OR as Ziatron writes a copule of Q down in this forum - Good idea to see if other have same problem first.
Make a couple of phone calls.
iDVD is a “Must Have". (Yes, it should be included.)
Call Apple they will sent out iDVD at no charge.
Most people report that by asking here: http://www.apple.com/feedback/idvd.html
or here: http://www.apple.com/contact/
they got a free copy of iDVD.
Copied by Yours Bengt W
It is now confirmed that iWeb, and iDVD, has been discontinued by Apple. This is evidenced by the fact that new Macs are shipping with iLife 11 installed but without iWeb and iDVD.
iWeb will still continue to work but without the following:
Features No Longer Available Once MobileMe is Discontinued:
◼ Password protection
◼ Blog and photo comments
◼ Blog search
◼ Hit counter
All of these issues can be solved with 3rd party options.
I found that if I published my site to a folder on my hard drive and then uploaded with a 3rd party FTP client subscriptions to slideshows and the RSS feed were broken. If I published directly from iWeb to the FPT server those two features continued to work correctly.
There's another problem and that's with iWeb's popup slideshows. Once the MMe servers are no longer online the popup slideshow buttons will not display their images.
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However, Roddy McKay and I have figured out a way to modify existing sites with those slideshows and iWeb itself so that those images will display as expected once MobileMe servers are gone. How to is described in this tutorial: #26 - How to Modify iWeb So Popup Slideshows Will Work After MobileMe is Discontinued.
It now appears that the iLife suite of applications offered on disc is now a discontinued product and the remaining supported iApps will only be available thru the App Store from now on. However, the boxed iLife 11 at the online Apple Store (Store button at the top of the page) and those still on the shelves of retailers will include iWeb and iDVD. Those two apps were listed in small, gray text on the iLife 11 box that I bought. Personally, if I already didn't have a copy I would purchase one to have it for reinstallation purposes if ever needed.
This might be of some interest to you at this time: Life After MobileMe.
I bought a MacBook Pro specifically for iMovie and iDVD. I held out for Lion (bad idea). Now I've got the Mac and no iDVD, like others have been posting.
I've tried Apple support once and no luck getting a disc. The technician told me iDVD has some "copyright" issues so Apple has stopped providing it. They have no way of issuing a disc to me.
I tried to install from a version of iLife '09, but the installer wouldn't launch (problem with the OS versions).
Is there any hope to get iDVD? I'd even buy iLife 11 but it's hard to find.
This is my first Mac so I'm really not likely Apple so far.
I suggest that you don't waste your or their time calling these numbers.
I talked to a guy just yesterday who called and got a free copy of iLife 11. (He was still within his 14 day return period.)
If Apple won't give you a copy, then I highly recommend you purchase a copy of iMovie 11 before the price goes up further.
I just bought iLife for the same reason.
I sent an email to iDVD support hoping that they will reimburse me.
My question is; will I have to trash my 6.04 version that can't be upgraded and won't open? Or will the new version overwrite it?
I ordered from the apple store and it says IDVD is bundled with it. I sure will be fit to be tied if it isn't.
Come on Apple a few DVD's never heard anyone. Especially when you live down a long dirt road and have a limit on Data transfer.
It is official - Apple is stopping boxed editions such as iLife (and the only way of now getting iDVD).
If you like/use/need iDVD send your thoughts to http://www.apple.com/feedback/idvd.html. Make you opinions known.
Maybe, if enough complain (politely), Apple might reverse this bad move.
The cloud and removing the need for CDs/DVDs, does users no good if creating media for clients or personal use.
In the meantime, if you need iDVD, better buy iLife '11 NOW.