8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2012 8:11 PM by Ziatron
Mary1955s Level 1 (0 points)

How can I burn a copy of my project to a DVD . I do not have IDVD because I have the Lion OS. I did purchase Wondershare for burning but it will not load the iMovie events or projects


iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), iOS 6.0.1
  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,745 points)

    There is no proper substitute for iDVD.

     

    Why is there no iDVD on my new Mac?

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3673

     

    UPDATE & ADDENDUM:

     

    But even though you can still buy iLife 11 that includes iDVD 7 from Amazon, Apple now make it difficult to install:

     

    Poster jhb21939 posted this in another thread:

    “when I attempted to load iDVD into a new iMac. A notice came up on the screen stating that the 'Authorisation Licence' had expired on 25 March this year (2012).

    I contacted the Apple support team and eventually, I was told that the Licence had been withdrawn and could no longer be used.”

     

    In other words Apple are now so adamant that we don’t use iDVD that they have tried to make it impossible to install.

     

    In response, Old Toad posted this solution:

     

    “You can still use it one all of your Macs.  If you get an invalid certificate message just set your Mac's clock to sometime before early 2011 and run the installer.  After you're done reset the time back to the correct time.” He added this comment:

    “It began after iDVD and iWeb were discontued and they were dropped from the Apple Store. All I can think of is the certificate was set to expire after a certain time period after the intitial iLife disc was released.

    I've been able to use the installer even without setting back the date.  I just clicked on the Continue button and it would work as expected.  For some it would not continue unless the date was set back.”

     

    The latest anorexic iMacs just announced do not even include a CD drive! Proof positive that Apple virtually prohibit the use of DVDs - although the newly announced Mac Minis do include a Superdrive.

     

    Yet, they still include iMovie! Heaven alone knows or understands what you are supposed to do with your newly edited masterpiece - except make a low quality version for YouTube?

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 (27,415 points)

    If you have Wondershare, you need to open iMovie and load your project. Then use the Share Menu. Use Share/Export Movie in large size. Save this movie where you can find it. Then drag that file into Wondershare.

  • Mary1955s Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the advice. I shared the project in large size and was able to finally burn it. I am a little upset with Apple. I made the decision a few months ago to go and purchase an IMAC because of the better security and so called better computing experienceI. Since then I had to purchase Audio Hijack to record my Podcasts and also had to purchase Elgato and Wondershare to make DVD's of our  family movies. Thanks again for the advice.

     

    Regards,

    Bob

  • Mary1955s Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the advice. Apple1958 helped me with my Wondershare program.I shared the project in large size and was able to finally burn it. I am a little upset with Apple. I made the decision a few months ago to go and purchase an IMAC because of the better security and so called better computing experienceI. Since then I had to purchase Audio Hijack to record my Podcasts and also had to purchase Elgato and Wondershare to make DVD's of our  family movies. Thanks again for the advice.

     

    Regards,

    Bob

  • Mary1955s Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the advice. I shared the project in large size and was able to finally burn it. I am a little upset with Apple. I made the decision a few months ago to go and purchase an IMAC because of the better security and so called better computing experienceI. Since then I had to purchase Audio Hijack to record my Podcasts and also had to purchase Elgato and Wondershare to make DVD's of our  family movies. Thanks again for the advice.

     

    Regards,

    Bob

  • Ziatron Level 4 (3,830 points)

    I do not have IDVD

     

    Buy it.

     

    I have tried most of the other substitutes including Toast, Burn, Wondershare, and others.  None of them come anywhere near the ease-of-use and power of iDVD. IDVD is specifically designed to work with iMovie.

     

    With iDVD you can easily and quickly create DVDs with menus and graphics almost on the level of what Hollywood can do.

     

    IDVD is easy to get. It is available on disk as part of iLife 11.

     

    IDVD is a wonderful piece of software and well worth the low cost of $40.

     

    http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MC623Z-A-iLife-VERSION/dp/B003XKRZES/ref=sr_1_1?ie=U

     

    http://dealmac.com/lw/artclick.html?1,527850,1872219

  • Mary1955s Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the suggestion. If I buy the software does it give me the option to only load IDVD? I ask this because the rest of the suite may conflict with the newer versions I have of Iphoto, Garageband, and IMovie.

     

    Regards,

    Bob

  • Ziatron Level 4 (3,830 points)

    If I buy the software does it give me the option to only load IDVD?

     

    Yes, you can install iDVD only, works great.