12 Replies Latest reply: Oct 17, 2011 5:47 AM by baliqiao
baliqiao Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I bought a new macbook pro with lion. I have iPhoto and iMovie pre-installed but can not creat home made dvd from them. Find out that I need idvd for making home movie and dvd. Should idvd be pre-installed in new mac as a package of iLife?  Where can I get an idvd? Please help!

Mac OS X (10.7.1)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (47,335 points)

    You need to purchase iMovie 11 from the online Apple Store. Few retail stores till have it in stock.

  • baliqiao Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have iMovie pre-installed in Macbook. I want to creat family dvd which can be played in DvD player. Any suggestions? Thanks.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (47,335 points)

    Lion does not include iDVD. To get that you must buy iLife 11 and install iDVD from that.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (131,545 points)

    It is now known 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.


    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 iLife 11 boxed version that is still available 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.


    Order a copy of iLife 11 from the online Apple Store before they run out of stock.  Or you can try eBay.




  • baliqiao Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, TD, Thanks.  Got the one of the last two iLife11 from bestbuy yesterday. Made two DVD successfully now I can't not open iphoto. It said can't open application iphoto because it may be damaged or incompleted. I have all my pretious photos for the whole two years in it. Pleaes help how can I recover iphoto. Thanks a lot.

    P.S. I am still new to Mac. I have read your suggestion to other people that by press option + command to open iphoto. I did that but the message is the same. I don't know how to find the iphoto folder to delete some sort of file you suggested. Please give me detailed instructioin. thank you very much.

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,450 points)



    Just a thought - Did You run Program Up-date after installing iLife ?


    Yours Bengt W

  • baliqiao Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No. I was eager to make that DVD. What should I do now to keep my photos?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (131,545 points)

    Try this:  launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library.  Import some photos and check to see if the same problem persists. If you can  create and run a new library then your original library is damaged.


    In that case make a temporary, backup copy (if you don't already have a backup copy) of the library and apply the two fixes below in order as needed:


    Fix #1


    Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.



    Select the options identified in the screenshot


    Fix #2


    Using iPhoto Library Manager  to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library


      1. Download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
      2. Click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
      3. Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the File ➙ Rebuild Library menu option
      4. In the next  window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
      5. Click on the Create button.


    Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments but not books, calendars or slideshows. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.

    If the problem persists with the new, test library then a reinstall of iPhoto is warranted. To do so you'll have to delete the current application and all files with "iPhoto" in the file name with either a .PKG or .BOM extension that reside in the HD/Library/Receipts folder and from the /var/db/receipts/  folder,


    Click to view full size

    Then install iPhoto from the ilife 11 disk and run all necessary updaters. You can get them from the Apple Downloads page. Go to that page and search for iPhoto 9.  The 5 updaters will be listed.




  • baliqiao Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, Old Toad, Thank you for your detailed instruction. But when I try to launch iphoto by pressing down Option key the same message appears.  The iphoto icon has already changed.  I can delet this iphoto and reinstall a new iphoto. But I want to save my photos too. What can I do? Thank you.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (131,545 points)

    First go to the Apple Download site, download and apply the appropriate iPhoto 9 updaters in order.


    Did you try  Fix #1 or #2, i.e. launch while holding down both the Command and Option key? If not they try them.


    If you have to reinstall iPhoto follow the instructions in my post above to reinstall the iPhoto application you will not lose your photos.  The applicaiton and library where the photos are kept are two separate items.

  • baliqiao Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Old Toad. I will try. And I will inform you later.

  • baliqiao Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Old Toad, Thank you very much. It worked! I just updated the iphoto now it is iphoto 11. My iphoto is back as well as all my photos and vedios. Very happy.