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My iDVD will not open after I try to share my project to it.

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My iDVD will not open after I try to share my project to it.

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)



    A. Start iDVD - BUT - Now keep alt-key down - AND - create a brand new project. The old on has a problem and iDVD tries to open it until it got a new one to start from.


    B. Something in the old project makes iDVD to hang. Try to isolate the problem


    • Video in a Codec iDVD can not use


    • SlideShows with more than 99 photos per show or strange photo file formats


    • Space on Start-Up (Mac OS) Hard Disk is less than iDVD can work in - I never go under 25Gb free space.


    • Audio file format - creating problems - I only use .aiff (all other converted to this e.g. .mp3 etc)


    Yours Bengt W

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,070 points)

    If Bengt's suggestions don't help try this basic troubleshooting fix :


    1 - delete the IDVD preference file,, that resides in your

         User/Home()/Library/ Preferences folder.


    2 - delete IDVD'S cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your

         User/Home()/Library/Caches/ folder. 


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    3 - launch IDVD and try again.





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