6 Replies Latest reply: May 28, 2012 10:03 AM by Old Toad
Shazzy56 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,  I updated to Iphoto 11 and lost IDVD, so I restored IDVD 7 from my Time Machine.  It restored, but when I try to bring across a slideshow it says there are no themes in IDVD, to reinstall it.  I have restored it twice more and the same thing happens.  Can anyone please help me.  I have Lion installed on My MacBook Pro.



Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (130,275 points)

    There are supplementary files that need to get installed along with iDVD.  To reinstall them you will need to install disk that came with your MacBook Pro.  It will look something like this:


    First delete the iDVD you have now and then reinstall it and apply all needed updates from here: Apple - Support - Downloads



  • Shazzy56 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your advice, I have iDVD and themes now.  I created a slideshow in iPhoto and shared to iDVD, all looking good.  Then I burned it to a DVD.  It said it had completed successfully but when I payedit on my DVD player it went halfway through then started at the beginning again.  Any suggestions, was the slideshow too big?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (130,275 points)

    Try again but this time follow this workflow:

    Once you have the project as you want it save it as a disk image via the  File ➙ Save as Disk Image  menu option.  This will separate the encoding process from the burn process. 


    To check the encoding mount the disk image and launch DVD Player and play it.  If it plays OK with DVD Player the encoding was good.


    Then burn to disk with Disk Utility or Toast at the slowest speed available (2x-4x) to assure the best burn quality.  Always use top quality media:  Verbatim, Maxell or Taiyo Yuden DVD-R are the most recommended in these forums.


    If the disk image will play as you intended then it should burn to disk and play satisfactorly in a DVD player.  There is a 99 slide limit in slideshows but exceeding that usually results in a pause for a bit before continuning.  How many slides do you have in the slideshow?

  • Shazzy56 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,  Thanks for you assistance again, I have 172 slides on my slideshow, that may be a problem.  It did pause once for a second, then went on, but stopped half way through on the disk.  In IDVD it played all the way through the 172 slides.

  • Shazzy56 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You are a legend.  Thank you, my DVD burned successfully even with the 172 slides. 

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (130,275 points)

    There's a 99 chapter/slide limit for video DVDs.  Apple gets around that limitation by renumbering slide 100 back to 1.  At that point the DVD will pause a bit.  Different DVD players will be affected differently. My high end Sony DVD player pauses longer than my inexpensive Sony DVD/VHS player.  Go figure.


    The workflow I suggested does help minimize the pause but can't eliminate it entirely.