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CTMary Calculating status...
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Oct 25, 2012 5:01 AM

I have iDVD on my old MacBook, how can I move it to my new iMac?

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,950 points)
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    Oct 25, 2012 7:36 AM (in response to CTMary)

    Hi

     

    iDVD Themes

    iDVD 1 to 7.0.4

    Root level = Macintosh HD / Library / Application Support / iDVD / Themes

    or

    Macintosh HD / USERS / Your name or login identity / Library / Application Support / iDVD / Installed Themes

     

    iDVD 7.1 (from F Shippey )

    The iDVD 7 themes are part of the iDVD 7 application package.

     

    iDVD - ctrl-click Show content of package

    Resources / Plug-ins/ - and here they are

     

    Yours Bengt W

  • txmom2jami Calculating status...
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    Nov 6, 2012 11:33 AM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)

    I still have my installation DVD from iLife '08.  Would it be possible/advisable to install iDVD from that disc to my new MacBook Pro, which is running on Mountain Lion?  Looking forward to your reply! 

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,220 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 11:37 AM (in response to txmom2jami)

    txmom2jami wrote:

     

    I still have my installation DVD from iLife '08.  Would it be possible/advisable to install iDVD from that disc to my new MacBook Pro, which is running on Mountain Lion?

     

    It should work. Install only the iDVD app itself.

     

    Once you do update it to the latest version here:

     

    iDVD 7.1.2:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1414

     

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  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 3:07 PM (in response to txmom2jami)

    Be sure to install the the iDVD Extra Content part of the package with iLife 08.

    Screen Shot 2012-11-06 at 3.01.55 PM.jpg

     

    Then apply the iDVD 7.0.1 updater to install the themes for iDVD 5, 6 and 7.  Finally apply the iDVD 7.1.2 updater to get the latest features/fixes and last version of iDVD 7.

     

    OT

  • makey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 21, 2013 7:59 AM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)

    Hi,

     

    I've successfully loaded all the iDVD items from my iLife '11 disk and everything is there - Library through to THEMES (and I checked all folders are in the right place in the Library).  After installing the whole lot I tried to open iDVD (a message 'Loading Themes' appeared).  It does open with the themes and music - but then it disappears and will not stay open.

     

    I tried this out on my external Firewire disk, iMac re-started from there, un-installed all iDVD items then re-installed it all from the iLife '11 iDVD folder.

     

    So it TRIES to open but won't, would you please advise me what the problem is.

     

    Thanks.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)
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    Jan 21, 2013 8:34 AM (in response to makey)

    Try this:

     

    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. 

     

    home.PNG

     

    3 - launch IDVD and try again.

     

    OT

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)
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    Jan 21, 2013 10:36 AM (in response to makey)

    Also make sure you have the themes selected in the iDVD Advanced preference pane:

    iDVDsetthemes.PNG

  • makey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 22, 2013 8:11 AM (in response to Old Toad)

    Thank you so much, OT and all the other helpers, for your help on this iDVD situation.

     

    At last I can now buy the latest iMac AND put iDVD on it!

     

    If only Apple had the commonsense to include iDVD on the latest iMacs I and a lot of other people wouldn't have to go through all this procedure - AND a lot more extra expense!!

     

    Thanks again.

     

    Makey.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)
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    Jan 22, 2013 9:36 AM (in response to makey)

    Be sure to keep your copy of the iLIfe 11 disc safe and sound.  What I've done is create a disk image of the disk with Disk Utility and use that whenever I need to install or reinstall any of the iLife 11 applicatiions.  Much faster than running off the disk (and saves the disk).

  • makey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 23, 2013 7:52 AM (in response to Old Toad)

    I've created a disk image from the original, burned another DVD from that, and tested it.  I tried also to add the old (4x3 aspect) themes by placing them in the same position as the existing ones but, even by using the preference advanced pane to add them, they are still greyed out.  It seems that only the latest themes can be used in the iDVD of iLife '11.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)
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    Jan 23, 2013 9:48 AM (in response to makey)

    You're not alone in being unable to link additional themes successfully.  I've checked my iLife 08 disk with Pacifist and it's the only iLife disc that contains all theme from iDVD 1 - 7. The later discs only have some of the later themes.

    Pacifist001.jpg

     

    But it also installs iDVD 7.0 which can be updated to 7.1.2 via the Apple Downloads website.

  • makey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 7:00 AM (in response to Old Toad)

    As I have a 2008 iMac I thought the install disk from that should do what you suggest.  I tried this and it wouldn't complete the operation (in the third shot you see that the iDVD pkg has no bytes) as you see here:-

    Disk2a.png

    Disk2d copy.jpg

    Disk2b.jpg

    Disk2c copy.jpg

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,450 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 10:41 AM (in response to makey)

    From your first post

     

    I've successfully loaded all the iDVD items from my iLife '11 disk and everything is there

     

    By loaded do you mean installed using the iLife 11 installer?  Are you trying to reinatall on the 2008 iMac that you have? And what system are you running?

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