Apple iDVD
Apple iDVD
7.1.2

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Apple iDVD7.1.2

13 July 2011

Improves overall stability, addresses a number of minor issues.

Overview

Apple iDVD... Why rent someone else's masterpiece when you can create your own? From Hollywood-style home movies to multimedia wedding albums to professional slideshow portfolios, iDVD 6 helps you put it all on DVD. And no ordinary DVD, mind you. A jaw-dropping widescreen DVD with coordinated menus and ambient audio. A DVD with thoroughly professional polish. A DVD so captivating, it will make it onto everyone's must-see list.

What's new in Apple iDVD

Version 7.1.2:

Note: This product is not compatible with macOS Catalina.

  • Improves reliability of imported iPhoto '11 slideshows.
  • Fixes a problem that could prevent files from re-linking.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause iDVD to use all available CPU capacity when searching for missing files.
  • This update is recommended for all iDVD 7 users.

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42 Reviews of Apple iDVD

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tonyarabish
04 May 2020
Version: 7.1.2

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As the professional MKV to iDVD Converter, iDealshare VideoGo can fast and batch convert MKV to iDVD more supported MOV, MP4, DV format. Besides converting MKV to iDVD format, it also helps to convert AVI, FLV, WMV, VOB, 3GP, MPG, AVCHD, MXF and etc to iDVD video format.
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tonyarabish
04 May 2020
Version: 7.1.2
As the professional MKV to iDVD Converter, iDealshare VideoGo can fast and batch convert MKV to iDVD more supported MOV, MP4, DV format. Besides converting MKV to iDVD format, it also helps to convert AVI, FLV, WMV, VOB, 3GP, MPG, AVCHD, MXF and etc to iDVD video format.
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hmfwic47
27 January 2018
Version: 7.1.2
No longer listed in the App Store app.
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Spaceman-11
30 September 2011
Version: 7.1.2
I have tried several times to burn some avi and mpeg files onto both DVD-R and DVD+R disks. The video works fine, but I have no sound in the preview and also after burning. Have found many people with the same problem, but no solutions. Someone please help.
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5
Lesoth0
12 July 2011
Version: 7.1.2
Works fine overall for me in SL 10.68. Am glad they fixed the file re-linking issue. I've always loved iDVD for years now. Makes a decent stab at doing a pretty home video menu (well families are always impressed no matter what you do) but it's pretty simple and makes a relatively professional job (minus the translucent Apple logo in the bottom right to give away the source being a minor point). There's still the little niggle though of it not fully understanding Anamorphic Widescreen DV. Sometimes you still have to manually change it on your TV (maybe it's the flavour of H264 codec I'm using out of Compressor I don't know.) It's no DVD Studio but for a quick & slick-looking professional DVD wrap it cworks, although I certainly don't claim to be an expert but overall I'm still very happy with it in an iMovie sort of way. It is what it is despite some of the snide remarks below.
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3
Nooneknowme
21 January 2011
Version: 7.1.1
Apple updates iDvd
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0.5
Fra
19 January 2011
Version: 7.1.1
Required : PPC (/Intel) and Mac OS X 10.6.6. Silly Apple : Mac OS X doesn't run on PPC !!! Please buy an intel mac to get the mac os x spyware.
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OhEssex
19 January 2011
Version: 7.1.1
Hmmm - this requires 10.6.6, which is the OS X update I passed on due to privacy concerns with the App Store.
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Orytek
18 January 2011
Version: 7.1.1
My grandma still uses a dvd player so thanks for the update.
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Josh-C-
18 January 2011
Version: 7.1.1
OMG an update, YAHOO! lame...
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0.5
Tweed
04 December 2010
Version: 7.0.4
Idvd is a piece of crap, took a beautiful movie and made a dvd worthy of early low quality vhs. Where is this apple quality I always heard about, you should see the dvd that my windows 7 laptop created, outstanding.
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5
Lesoth0
24 February 2010
Version: 7.0.4
7.04 fixes the crashing issues when burning a project within Snow Leopard 10.62. Back in my good books, Apple!
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Lesoth0
12 April 2009
Version: 7.0.3
With this version 7.03, the Inspector palette no longer works / shows up in Tiger 10.4.11, so very hard to edit anything compared to the previous version. Poor Apple!
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Jnoeding
15 October 2007
Version: 7.0.1
I had read that Apple had fixed the problem with fuzzy/poor quality images in iDVD V6 with improved encoding. So I shelled out the $$ for ilife '08, and guess what? IDVD V7 isn't any better. The image quality is absolutely terrible. I am a photographer, and had wanted to produce some DVDs of my work that I could give to potential clients. As with iDVD V6, I cannot show this DVD to anyone. In my opinion, the quality is not even nice enough for someone just wanting to make a DVD of their family pics for them self. I cannot remember the last time I was so disapppointed in a product. It may be easy to use, but when the end product is this bad, who cares ifit is easy. I wish I could get my moneyback, as this is totally unusable to me.
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Lpfdc
12 October 2007
Version: 7.0.1
1. I have iDVD 6.0.3 which came with my mbp. Tried to download 7.0.1. Could not open it because it could not find qualifying app. Why not? Do I have to pay $100> 2.I also tried to import jpegs from my western digital external hard drive to iDVD 6.0.3. Mbp saw the wd, but would not import. Is problem related to: 1. 21.0 above or 2. that the jpgs went from my camera to a mini-PC to WD or 3. my incompetence and unfamiliarity with iDVD?
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Neil-M
27 September 2007
Version: 7.0.1
Go to www.apple.com/support There are active forums there for iDVD.
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Gianfranco
01 November 2006
Version: 6.0.3
Hi all, I have iDVD6 (i think it's 6 anyway)on my new MacBook. I created a movie (from photographs) in iMovie and then burned it to Disc (DVD-R x 8) using iDVD. The Audio files (songs) I added so that specific beat patterns would coincide with image transition have gone out of synch. It plays ok in iMovie and also in iDVD but the hard copy (the disc)when played in different DVD players has visual and audio out of synch. Incredibly frustrating since I spent ages making the present (it also took forever to burn). Does anyone have a solution for this... I'm in a hurry: it's a birthday present. Thanks G.
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1.5
Mischivo
06 January 2006
Version: 5.0.1
This program is a piece of crap: after rendering a film for 6 hours on my 1.25ghz powerbook, the program crashes on me JUST BEFORE IT HAS FINISHED--obviously none of the rendered files were saved (why not?) and I had to start the process all over again--far too late to give it to my aunt who was departing to Europe. What a unreliable piece of work.
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5
Anonymous
14 April 2005
Version: 5.0.1
I don't know why everyone is always having problems with the iLife Apps, and everyone is always complaining about how thay can't do this, it won't do that. I have been using iLife since 1.0 and I have never had any problems with it, it has worked flawlessly since day one. I have made 2 feature films with iLife and never had a single problem. I'm running a 800mhz iMac G4, and I couln't be happyer with iLife!
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3.5
Anonymous
05 April 2005
Version: 5.0
idvd is great!?! it´s easy to use. drag and drop is wonderful. but - it´s a consumerapp. why? 1.the picture is bad. 2.don´t try something else than 4:3 format. idvd will scale it anyway to 4:3. 3.slooooow. after rendering a 90 minute film there is this anoying rainbowball. g4 dp 1.8 ghz ram 1024 mb 10.3.8
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3.25
Anonymous
16 March 2005
Version: 5.0
It would still be a SUPER GREAT benifit to have iDVD save the encoded and rendered files so it doesnot have to re-encode and render them each time you go back to that project.
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4.25
Anonymous
21 February 2005
Version: 5.0
Idvd 5 is a great app...if everything works right. Exporting from imovie is no problem. Drop zones are cool. If there was a way to have more control over the drop zones, it would be better. My only gripe so far is it going out of sync when viewing the final burned product. Everything in the preview windows are in sync, but when I burn the dvd, the final product looks like a poorly dubbed Kung Fu flick. It maybe my computer. I have dual 1.8 G5 w/ 2gigs ram.
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Anonymous
16 February 2005
Version: 5.0
I've been using Macs for nearly 20 years. I've made hundreds of DVD's using iMovie and iDVD. They are very nice programs, but they have serious problems. You can work around the problems, but I pity the unsuspecting beginner trying to get good results with this software. Many of them throw their arms up in the air and give up (their comments can be read on the Apple forums--before the admins delete their posts). They're the lucky ones. Others succeed in making DVD's but discover later on that their trust in Apple software caused them to lose time, money, and precious videos. I've been there! The most serious problems are: 1. Quality. Several books on iMovie and iDVD have been published. The authors claim that there is no noticeable loss in quality when encoding up to 90 minutes in iDVD 3 or when using Best Performance in later versions. This is nonsense. If there is any fast motion, the quality is terrible. This problem is easily resolved. Use iDVD 4.0 or later and use Best Quality for anything over an hour. If there is fast motion, try not to go much over 90 minutes per DVD. 2. Synch problems. After you finish editing in iMovie, you should select all of the clips on the timeline and extract audio. Otherwise, you are likely to get synch problems. Although user errors can cause synch problems, there is definitely a software bug that also causes it, and it should have been fixed by now. This step takes valuable time and disk space. It takes about 15 minutes to extract the audio from an 80 minute video. This is very annoying when you are trying to get work done. 3. Non-playing DVD's. I first noticed this problem with iDVD 4.0.1, but I recently had it happen with 4.0. You burn a DVD that will play in your computer but not in a DVD player. Many people were up in arms about this and other problems on one of the Apple forums. Their posts were deleted. Apple apparently wants to hush this and other problems with iLife 5. Fortunately, there is a work-around, but it took a couple of weeks to figure it out (during which my DVD projects had to sit in limbo). Go into System Preferences and set up a user that is only permitted to run iDVD. Then burn your DVD's using this account.
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3.5
Julie Gordon-Ewing
12 February 2005
Version: 5.0
Using iDVD 5 on a Titanium G4. Playback contains skips. Version 4, no problems. Any fixes in the near future for iDVD 5?
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1.75
13 January 2005
Version: 4.0.1
I am a photographer trying to create slideshows to music in idvd. I have a new G4 with superdrive and I am having the same problem burning . This is only 30 photos and a song and it take about 15 minutes to burn, then it only plays on some computers, not others.
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STS
08 December 2004
Version: 4.0.1
I was experiencing a perfect movie production in IMovie and when burning the DVD in IDVD, the audio would lag visual. By accident, I used a 8x instead of a 4x DVD and the burn went well. The DVD matched the IMovie production. I assume that was the problem.
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2.5
Tim Gorham
12 October 2004
Version: 4.0.1
iDVD 4.0.1 remains plagued by a long-burn problem that Apple has yet to acknowledge or fix. Attemps to burn DVDs of even moderate playing length (20 minutes or more) results in iDVD running interminably without burning anything, sometimes for up to 14 hours. iDVD appears to be OK for simple & short kids' projects, but is not serious sofware.
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Bygman
24 September 2004
Version: 4.0.1
I am new to the mac family and I am trying to create DVD'sby editing in imovie and going to iDVD. I have had two problems so far. 1. The DVD that I burned works on mac but nothing else. 2. I downloaded the 4.0.1 updater but keeps giving me an error message that says my iDVD is not found in /application and I checked and it is.
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Anonymous
19 June 2004
Version: 4.0.1
Need Advice: What kind of DVD-R do I need for a powerbook G4 with the superdrive? Sony 4.7GB, 1x-4x, didn't work for me.
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Anonymous
30 April 2004
Version: 4.0.1
for non superdrive try read this: http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?t=23370 I have not tested it cause i have a superdrive...
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Anonymous
15 March 2004
Version: 4.0.1
DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO BURN A DVD USING IDVD, BURNING TO AN EXTERNAL DRIVE (PLEXTOR)? I HAVE CREATED A A MOVIE IN IDVD AND REVIEWED IT... HOWEVER, I CANT GET IT TO BURN TO THE PLEXTOR. I DO NOT HAVE A "SUPERDRIVE" AND THATS WHY IAM USING THE PLEXTOR.
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Anonymous
12 March 2004
Version: 4.0.1
a superb app and loads of feautures - i love iDVD! However, i have a few niggles about this also : like whats up with the progress bar? It gives no indication of progress whatsoever! It'd also be great for iDVD to handle AVI files too.. Also, maybe i'm missing something here, but how do i maintain a movies aspect ratio??? My widescreen rips appear within iDVD : "zoomed-in" and also stretched (vertically). I can handle the zoomed in thingy by reducing the size of a movie to 640 (h width), but iDVD seems to vertically stretch a movie so it fully fills the tv screen, thus loosing aspect. imho! DVD Studio Pro seems to do wot i'm asking, but woooo that price!! Why hasn't Apple got something inbetween iDVD and this? :-/ All in all, a great app (apart from the lack of controls for aspect ratios). iDVD is worth the iLife money alone. Using a G5 here and i get none of the troubles with creating/burning that other users describe. Anyhow, great app apple - i love creating my own movies with great menus !
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Anonymous
09 March 2004
Version: 4.0.1
I think this update may be referring to the terrible transitions (choppy/broken up music) when importing a slideshow to your DVD. I have not tried the new version (4.0.1) but the older version (4.0) did not give the quality slide shows I was expecting. I wasted at least 2 DVDs before I called Apple and suggest they fix this problem. I hope they did, and that this is the update I was looking for.
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Anonymous
07 March 2004
Version: 4.0.1
I have a G5 and i cant get IDVD to burn one 40 min movie. It gives me blue/white diagonal lines as though its loading or waiting for more than 10 hrs, is this weird.
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Anonymous
05 March 2004
Version: 4.0.1
Well, I just tried it, and it still took me 6+ hours to record a DVD that ran about an hour and 45 minutes. I couldn't tell any difference between this update and the previous version. My non-updated version worked fine. At least I know I'm not the only one who waits forever for the DVD to burn. Then again, maybe the "quality" setting requires a whole lot more than "performance." Plus, this does integrate DVD Studio Pro components, so perhaps it's a more intensive piece of software.
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Eric Matt
04 March 2004
Version: 4.0.1
iDVD 4 worked fine for me with movies less than an hour long. If I tried to switch the the quality encoder it would take close to 6 hours and then die at the end. I haven't gotten around to trying a movie over an hour with iDVD 4.0.1 yet but hopfully it is fixed.
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Anonymous
03 March 2004
Version: 4.0.1
lol - i agree with ljx. iDVD is superb.
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Anonymous
03 March 2004
Version: 4.0.1
I 2nd that, never had a problem taking the family video and converting it. Sync is perfect. Have already done about a dozen different DVD's. Between version 3 and 4.
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Anonymous
23 February 2004
Version: 4.0
An absolutely worthless program. Audio and sound go out of sync as the movie progresses. Starts out okay, but after 8 minutes or so, the sounds don't match up with the lips, and the problem just gets worse and more noticeable. The original stream does not have this problem, only after burned to iDVD. It's not worthless. It's a great program if your movies are less than 8 minutes long. But it's not worth spending $2 to burn something to DVD if it's only 8 minutes long.
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Robby Jacobson
27 January 2004
Version: 4.0
Overall this is a great piece of iLife '04 It has very realistic and useful “Hollywood” style themes. The map feature is very useful, it allows you to map out where your menus lead. This software was designed with simplicity and that what it gives…Simplicity.
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alex Hale
12 September 2003
Version: 3.0.1
Can't get still images to stick on the customized buttons. I import a chapterized quicktime movie from Premier 6.5 and when I place a still frame pict image over a button it sticks until I go to another page. When I come back the still is gone. Same thing is true of the movie toggle opportunity. Jim Held in his book says turn off the movie toggle above the button and scrub till you find a still you like. It's supposed to stay there since the movie is turned off. But it doesn't. Driving me crazy. I'm using System X Jaguar 800 Mhrz with a 120 GB external hard drive. Anybody got any ideas how to make still images stick onto customized buttons?
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DJSnuggles
15 July 2003
Version: 3.0.1
Well, if this update finally going to fix the out of sync problems when exporting from imovie into idvd? It's frustrating to make a film then make a dvd and then for it to not sync with the sound when you play it back, the only way round was to have sound on a seperate timeline to fix it, (which is obvious in editing, but it's still a problem with the prog)
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Anonymous
15 July 2003
Version: 3.0.1
installed the updater via Software Update, launched the new iDVD and keep getting spontaneous quits after launch. Is there a problem, Apple???
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