I have iDVD 7.0.4 on my MacBook Pro. I'm trying to open the program. As it opens, a display pops up that says, "Loading themes". After that, iDVD closes. I recently moved my Themes folder from the desktop to the iDVD-CNTRL+Click-Show package contents--plugins- and created a folder called "Themes". Should the folder be called "Themes" or something else? I suspect that's my issue.
May be this helps.
iDVD 1 to 7.0.4
Root level = Macintosh HD / Library / Application Support / iDVD / Themes
Macintosh HD / USERS / Your name or login identity / Library / Application Support / iDVD / Installed Themes
And do not move or alter name of application recourses - as the application then loses track of it.
Yours Bengt W
Then You run Mac OS X.7
If You run Mac OS X.7 or more - then the Library need to be set to be viewable.
But as I'm on X.6.8 - I have no clue to howto change this in X.7 - think that You ctrl-click in window or something like that.
Ask in Mac OS X.7 forum and they know for certain.
And please Share here - so I'll be able to pass on better advices in future.
When you reinstall you should first remove any receipts or BOMs (bill of materials).
Look for all files with "iDVD" 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 and move to the Trash.
Moving out the folders/files in Theme or Installed Themes.
Make new folders on DeskTop/Finder and name then as above (so that they can be returned) and move the resp. files here.
Now see if iDVD starts. Then return one or a few themes at a time - re-start iDVD and see if You can find the faulty one.
Yours Bengt W
Okay, I started back at square one. I deleted the program, powered down, re-installed, and put the program on my desktop. It opened successfully, asking for the themes folder. I put the themes folder on my desktop and it opened just fine. Now, how can I take these two items off my desktop and put them in the appropriate folder to work correctly?
How did you install it. If you just copied the iDVD application over to the MTL Mac then you didn't bring over the themes.
The themes will be located in the HD/Library/Application Support/iDVD folder. Copy the iDVD folder and it's contents to the same location on the MTL Mac. Repair disk permissions with Disk Utility and reboot. Then launch iDVD and see if it can find the themes.
I am encountering a similar problem with iDVD on my new MBP with Mountain Lion. I installed iDVD as a custom install from my iLife 11 original disk. With that I had themes 6 and 7 only with the older themes greyed out. I clicked on one of the greyed out themes and received the message that I could get an update, but it goes to the apps store and simply stops there.
So I copied the themes 1-5 from the Application Support/iDVD/Themes folder that I have on my older MBP with Snow Leopard. I then copied those themes into the Themes folder on my new MBP. I did a repair permissions from disk utility and rebooted. However when I open up iDVD themes from 6 and 7 are ok but the old themes all appear just as a yellow triangle. There seems to be a broken link there somewhere.
I tried downloading update 7.0.1 and opened it with Pacifist. There were only Themes 5,6,7, in there. I tried adding themes 5 out of 7.0.1 into the Application Support/iDVD/Themes folder on my MBP with Mountain Lion, tried repairing permissions (none to repair) rebooted and then tried iDVD, but while themes 6 and 7 are ok, it does not recognise the Themes 5 folder or any of the older themes.
Any suggestions as to what I can do next? Philip