1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 13, 2013 1:08 PM by Old Toad
iTechSavy Level 1 (0 points)

I am very upset that last year I purchased my Macbook pro, late 2011 model from Apple store and it did not come with the iLife disc. I been ocassionally making home/family videos and I wanted to use iDvd to burn them and I discovered I didn't have it installed on my macbook and there was no disc for it as well. I been trying to use third party applications to burn my movies on dvd but quality is so bad. Apple what is the solution for this? I love iMovie & iDvd combo, why must you remove it?

iDVD '08, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Old Toad Level 10 (133,385 points)

    Apple discontinued iDVD and iWeb some time before Lion was introduced. Apple is going in the direction of sharing via the cloud hence the introcution of iCloud and the demise of MobileMe.


    You can obtain iDVD by purchasing the iLIfe 09 or 11 disk from a 3rd party retailer like Amazon.com.


    However, If you do purchase an iLife disc remember that the  iLife 11 disc only provides iDVD 5-7 themes.  The Software Update no longer installs the earlier themes nor do any of the iDVD 7 updaters available. from the Apple Downloads website contain them


    Currently the only sure fire way to get all themes is to start with the iLife 09 disc:



    This shows the iDVD contents in the iLife 09 disc via Pacifist:



    You then can upgrade from iDVD 7.0.3 to iDVD 7.1.2 via the updaters at the Apple Downloads webpage.