iDVD 1 to 7.0.4
Root level = Macintosh HD / Library / Application Support / iDVD / Themes
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
Currently Being ModeratedNov 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!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 11:37 AM (in response to txmom2jami)
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:iDVD 6.0.4:MacBooks iMacs iPods AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion, 27 years Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 7:59 AM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)
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.
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!!
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).
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.
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.
But it also installs iDVD 7.0 which can be updated to 7.1.2 via the Apple Downloads website.
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?