8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 9, 2012 5:03 PM by Ziatron
Mark C Newcastle upon Tyne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a new iMac which I bought about 6 weeks ago, I have just done my wedding DVD ready to burn, and find out that I do not have iDVD on this iMac.

 

I can't download it anywhere, my iMac and the App Store says I have all of iLife '11 instealled but no iDVD.

 

To be honest I bought the iMac above a PC for the Photo and Movie capabilities, so if I cannot burn to DVD I may aswell bin it and go back to a PC whetre at keast I can share my movies with family, etc.

 

Any help would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

Mark


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.1)
  • 1. Re: New iMac with Lion, do not have iDVD - so cannot burn from iMovie!
    QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (48,115 points)

    iWeb and iDVD are being discontinued and new machines do not get them "pre-installed".

    They are still included in the iLife '11 (and '09) suite if you purchase it separately from the Apple Store.

    Apple has decided to stop shipping software on DVD media and will start selling everything though the App Store. iWeb and iDVD are not available at the App Store.

    Your options include purchase of iLife '11 at the Apple Store or finding iLife '09 at a reseller.

  • 2. Re: New iMac with Lion, do not have iDVD - so cannot burn from iMovie!
    AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,340 points)

    In addition to buying iLfe 11 in a packaged retail version, you can also buy Compressor from the Mac App Store, or buy Toast from Roxio.

     

    I rarely make DVDs anymore, but it is a handy capability to have when you need it. I am mostly shooting HD now, and it pains me to convert them to standard definition in the last step .

  • 3. Re: New iMac with Lion, do not have iDVD - so cannot burn from iMovie!
    Lukey Boots Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    So does all this mean that for those of us who purchased Macs this year, we have no ability to burn movies to DVD from iMovie without an additional purchase!?

     

    These seems a little rediculous, considering we just paid $1500-2000 for a new computer that is meant to create & share media so effortlessly.

     

    I know we can still burn data to discs just using Finder, but no iMovie DVD burning functionality?

  • 4. Re: New iMac with Lion, do not have iDVD - so cannot burn from iMovie!
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,495 points)

    Lukey Boots wrote:

     

    So does all this mean that for those of us who purchased Macs this year, we have no ability to burn movies to DVD from iMovie without an additional purchase!?

     

    These seems a little rediculous, considering we just paid $1500-2000 for a new computer that is meant to create & share media so effortlessly.

     

    I know we can still burn data to discs just using Finder, but no iMovie DVD burning functionality?

    Correct.

     

    Where to send product feedback to Apple:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

  • 5. Re: New iMac with Lion, do not have iDVD - so cannot burn from iMovie!
    AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,340 points)

    In addition to making an additional purchase, there is a free, open source disk authoring software app called BURN.  I have not used it myself, but I would suggest you try it before spending any money.

     

    Here is a link. http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/Pages/English/home.html

  • 6. Re: New iMac with Lion, do not have iDVD - so cannot burn from iMovie!
    Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,885 points)

    Lukey Boots wrote:

     

    So does all this mean that ... , we have no ability to burn movies .. . without an additional purchase!? ...

    'Disks' isn't Apple's preferrred delivery method for years - iDVD wasn't developed for a long time, BluRay was claimed by SJ as a 'bag of hurts' ... iM is for many years by concept HDef (vers5 was called iMovieHD) - DVDs aren't.

     

    There's an excellent free tool, Burn, which creates standard-conform (=SDef) DVDs - for sure, with less 'eye candy' as iDVD did.-

     

    in case, you owned an older Mac or older version of iLife, another option is to re-install iDVD from the installer-disks to your new Mac.

  • 7. Re: New iMac with Lion, do not have iDVD - so cannot burn from iMovie!
    keekaro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Update March 9, 2012:

     

    After reviewing the comments regarding this matter on several posts I contacted Apple support. I had to make two calls. The first call left me very frustrated, completely due to the fact the support member was as helpful as sand paper in a sh*t storm. The rep told me "iDVD is no longer available nothing we can do" then proceeded to say "hope we helped you out today".....

     

    I decided to call again when I discovered none of the third party burning software I came across was equal to iDVD, yet would set me back $$$ for something I should already have on my system. This time the rep listened while I camly explained my dissatifaction with Apples choice to not offer this software. In addition, they haven't issued a proper explanation for doing so or rerouted customers to options equal to or greater than their own software upon making the original computer purchase.

     

    Outcome? a copy of iDVD has been mailed out, which I should expect to be here in a week. I appreciate the reps response in making it happen, but it doesn't change my position Apple dropped the ball on this matter. Furthermore, if iDVD is cancelled then how was it so easy to mail one out? Why not offer it as a free download in the App store? etc etc etc....

     

    K

  • 8. Re: New iMac with Lion, do not have iDVD - so cannot burn from iMovie!
    Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,265 points)

    there is a free, open source disk authoring software app called BURN.  I have not used it myself,

     

    I have.

     

    Burn will only allow you to make the most basic DVD.  It is about 5% of what iDVD offers. 

     

    IDVD is still available from many resellers including Amazon as part of iLife 11 ( ON DISK ).