3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2013 10:19 AM by Old Toad
Al-Glen Level 1 Level 1

When I recently purchased my first iMac I was disappointed to find that there was no DVD making facility. I want to make a video of photo's and movie clips and then make a DVD that will play on a TV DVD player. I am thinking of purchasing a box set of iLife that includes iDVD and just installing the iDVD component. Can someone  please confirm that tyhis will work? If not any suggestions?


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Solved by Old Toad on Mar 6, 2013 10:19 AM Solved

If you have to purchase an iLife disc in order to obtain the iDVD application remember that the iLife 11 disc only provides  themes from iDVD 5-7.  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:

Installer001.jpg

 

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

Pacifist001.jpg

 

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

 

OT

Reply by varjak paw on Mar 6, 2013 8:49 AM Helpful

iDVD isn't officially supported on Mountain Lion, but many people have reported that it works just fine as long as you get iLife '11. Earlier versions of iLife may not work correctly. There are also alternative DVD creation/burning applications available. Search the web for "alternatives to iDVD" and you'll find a number of suggestions.

 

Regards.

Reply by John Galt on Mar 6, 2013 9:39 AM Helpful

Al-Glen wrote:

 

... Can someone  please confirm that tyhis will work?

 

Yes, using iLife 11 and iLife 09, and iLife 08 has been reported to work as well.

 

Install and update it to iDVD 7.1.2: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1414

 

The DVDs you create will play on a DVD player.

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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10

    iDVD isn't officially supported on Mountain Lion, but many people have reported that it works just fine as long as you get iLife '11. Earlier versions of iLife may not work correctly. There are also alternative DVD creation/burning applications available. Search the web for "alternatives to iDVD" and you'll find a number of suggestions.

     

    Regards.

  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8

    Al-Glen wrote:

     

    ... Can someone  please confirm that tyhis will work?

     

    Yes, using iLife 11 and iLife 09, and iLife 08 has been reported to work as well.

     

    Install and update it to iDVD 7.1.2: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1414

     

    The DVDs you create will play on a DVD player.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
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    If you have to purchase an iLife disc in order to obtain the iDVD application remember that the iLife 11 disc only provides  themes from iDVD 5-7.  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:

    Installer001.jpg

     

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

    Pacifist001.jpg

     

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

     

    OT