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  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (28,320 points)

    I'm not sure I understand - why would you go to some third party site to download something that is readily available from Apple's download site?



    Scroll down for the latest version. It is only an update though - you must have a previous version installed.

  • AgentExtremis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi all


    I'm also new to MAC, and got a great gift from my family of an iMAC OS Lion 10.7.2 Desktop but, like others have posted, don't have a working iDVD.


    I downloaded iLife 11 (version 11.1), but didn't notice iDVD listed on the box (only iPhoto 11, iMovie 11, and GarageBand 11, so maybe I have the wrong version of iLife11 which regards to iDVD?)


    An iDVD application and icon does appear on my screen, but if I try to use it by clicking 'Create a New Project', I get this message:


    No Themes Installed

    Quit iDVD and install iDVD again, or click "Look for Themes" and locate the themes folder.


    (I looked for Themes via the Finder search window, but it didn't find any - I'm not sure where to click to search the HD - Library as mentioned above)


    I'm not very computer savvy, so am unsure if I installed iDVD correctly?  It does appear in the applications, and says that it's version: 7.1.2


    I don't remember if I did a Custom Install?  (I don't remember seeing a sub-folder with a Themes box to check)


    Any help/suggestions much appreciated.

  • GoApple20 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank-you very much richsadams for helping me out with iDVD.

    I got a new MacBook Pro a few weeks ago running OS X Lion. When I got it I discovered that it no longer had iDVD like previous versions of OS X had. Since then I have been trying to search up ways to get iDVD. None of them worked. But when I came across what you said to do I tried it, and it worked.

    Thanks again for the great tip.

  • richsadams Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    You're very welcome.



  • richsadams Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    Quick update.  I upgraded to OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion back in late July.   I reinstalled iDVD per the first post on this thread and it's still working fine. 

  • jainway Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Richadams, appreciate your detailed assistance which got me started. Here is my problem:


    Purchase iMac with Lion and upgraded to Mt. Lion. Followed your detailed instructions: purchased iLife 09, did the Custom Installed iDVD and updated/downloaded iDVD  7.1.2. iDVD is showing in Applications and “Share to iDVD” is showing in the dropdown menu and the right click menu.


    Help instructions say after I do Share to iDVD this which will bring up iDVD and where I will be able to burn a disc. However, when selecting Share to iDVD a message comes up that it is processing (which takes about 15 minutes) but then nothing; the iMovie project window remains. Did a second Custom Install (this time the iDVD was “grayed out”), did a second Share to iDVD, same processing and same result: nothing, iDVD does not appear. Opened iDVD, searched for a possible file but nothing.


    What am I missing?

  • richsadams Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    Hmmm...sorry, no idea why it's not behaving normally.  (Assuming you're creating in iMovie?)


    Perhaps you could try opening iDVD before trying to save/share it?


    A work-around might be to create the project, save it as an MPEG4 (highest resolution) file and save that to your desktop.  Then open iDVD and drag the file into the hirarchey pane to add it to your project, name it and burn a DVD.  I just tried that with a little video I made a while back (sitting in iTunes) and it worked.


    Perhaps someone else can help with why it's not working directly out of iMovie though.


    Best of luck!

  • jainway Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Appreciate your prompt reply. Will try the work-around you suggested.


    Best regards for 2013!

  • Mark J. Miller Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks for the help with getting iDVD. I did the custom install from iLife '09 to OS 10.7.5 and it opens fine. I haven't tried loading anything into it yet. I have a question about  Software Updates. I installed the iDVD updates. It did one before updating to 7.1.2, I think it updated to 7.0.4 first. Software Update also wants to update iLife Support. When you did your install did you encounter this and did you do the update?


    Here's a screenshot of Software Update.


    Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 3.13.57 PM.png




    Mark :-)

  • Juan Cano1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks for the instructions; when I do Custom Install on iLife 11, iPhoto is greyed out, but it's checked off like it's going to install it; I only want to install iDVD. This looks like it will install an older version of iPhoto on top of my current newer version. I can't uncheck. Help?!? Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 9.11.40 AM.png

  • richsadams Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    Hi Juan. Apple won't install older applications over newer ones. That's why those boxes are greyed means that you already have those applications installed. (With a little work you can get it to install a different version alongside another one though.)


    I just did a clean install of Yosemite and installed iDVD and the old Garage Band again (I still like GB's Podcast feature) and it worked just fine. You should be good to go.


    Hope that helps and enjoy!



  • Juan Cano1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Well, not quite true. iDVD installed and I ended up with like a corrupt iPhoto app; not an old one or a new one, just one that wouldn't open or update, without an iPhoto icon. But I went back on Time Machine and restored only iPhoto from yesterday. Gotta love Time Machine!



  • richsadams Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    Hmmm...very strange. I've reinstalled iDVD with newer versions of everything else iLife already on the system numerous times without any issues.


    TM certainly does give one peace of mind.



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