3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 26, 2012 7:35 PM by Old Toad
MamaTea Level 1 (0 points)

I have a file on the side bar for movies. Are iDVD projects not supposed to be in there.  Where are they supposed to be and why.  I have 4 iDVD project in progress all for the  year 2011. I am trying to fit an hour of slides & movie clips on each.  Quiting one and selecting another in the iDVD menu that pops us results in a freeze and I have to force quit.  I repair permissions constantly almost daily so that isn't the problem.  I'm wondering if these files are in the wrong folder.  Please HELP I can't get anything done for the freezing and I am just about ready to give up.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,487 points)

    iDVD projects are stored wherever you set them to be.  I beleive the default location is in the Documents folder.  You can do a search for ".dvdproj" to find all DVD project files.


    Try this basic troubleshooting fix :


    1 - delete the IDVD preference file, com.apple.iDVD.plist, 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/com.apple.iDVD folder. 


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    3 - launch IDVD and try again.


    Since you're running Lion read the following:


    In Lion the Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.



  • MamaTea Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks,  I will have to see if it helps over time but I am sure it will. 


    I decided to do my slideshow in iPhoto, for now, and my frustration level has improved greatly. I'm not sure why I was trying to work directly in iDVD even though it is set up so that you can.  Just doing it in iPhoto and exporting it to iDVD seems a much better way to do things.


    Thank YOu,  Tina

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,487 points)

    Use the Share ➙ iDVD menu option.