Apple iDVD
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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
Version 7.1.2:
  • 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.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later





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Apple iDVD User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Spaceman-11 reviewed on 30 Sep 2011
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.
[Version 7.1.2]


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Lesoth0 reviewed on 12 Jul 2011
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.
[Version 7.1.2]

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Vitu replied on 12 Jul 2011
You can turn off the watermark on the general preference tab!
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Lesoth0 replied on 12 Jul 2011
I didn't know that. I haven't dug around in General Preferences for a while. Many thanks for the tip. ;)
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Nooneknowme reviewed on 21 Jan 2011
Apple updates iDvd
[Version 7.1.1]


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Fra reviewed on 19 Jan 2011
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.
[Version 7.1.1]


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Mmueck commented on 18 Jan 2011
Hmmm - this requires 10.6.6, which is the OS X update I passed on due to privacy concerns with the App Store.
[Version 7.1.1]

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Odysseus replied on 19 Jan 2011
There are no privacy concerns, unless you think that checking the version numbers of your software is a problem.
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Surfspirit replied on 12 Jul 2011
Actually I have to agree, never before Little Snitch POP so much!
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Orytek commented on 18 Jan 2011
My grandma still uses a dvd player so thanks for the update.
[Version 7.1.1]

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Whitebuck replied on 18 Jan 2011
So your grandmother understands superior optical visual/audio quality and owning what you pay for! You uh... not so much! But sounds like you're young enough to learn these differences.
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Orytek replied on 18 Jan 2011
Whatever you think. Enjoy your superior 480i quality while I
stick with my 1280p files. Soon all camcorders will be progressive
and further send all dvd players into obsolescence.
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Shmack replied on 19 Jan 2011
Wow, 1280p - that's even cooler than 1080p. You must be very special.
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Whitebuck replied on 19 Jan 2011
480i, no reply as to rights to ownership or audio quality and 1280p, what planet do you live on? Ignorance always amazes! Previously said, learn.
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Josh C. reviewed on 18 Jan 2011
OMG an update, YAHOO! lame...
[Version 7.1.1]


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Tweed reviewed on 04 Dec 2010
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.
[Version 7.0.4]

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@timi replied on 18 Jan 2011
Under preferences.
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Macinman replied on 18 Jan 2011
I'm a Video Professional, so I am very picky, from a professional stand point. I am very satisfied with the DVDs iDVD produces, but it's all about feeding it good quality video and setting the encode settings correctly. Video is an art. Perfection is not usually a simple 1 2 3 click, and you're done. With that said I'd be more likely to use DVD studio pro for my line of work, but right now it's just too expensive, and Apple doesn't sell it independent of fcS, and I don't need the full studio right now.

The few times I've used iDVD, I've been very satisfied.
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Lesoth0 reviewed on 24 Feb 2010
7.04 fixes the crashing issues when burning a project within Snow Leopard 10.62. Back in my good books, Apple!
[Version 7.0.4]


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Lesoth0 commented on 12 Apr 2009
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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lpfdc had trouble on 12 Oct 2007
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?
[Version 7.0.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 12 Oct 2007
REQUIREMENTS:
Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later, Apple iDVD 7.0.

It clearly states this on the MacUpdate page for iDVD.
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jnoeding replied on 15 Oct 2007
DO NOT BUY iDVD V7.
I got it and put togeter a slide show of images.
It does work, but the images are as horrible as when using verson 6.

I was told they ahd fixed the fuzziness problem with "new professional quality encoding", but the images look exactly the same in V7 as V6, and are completely unusable to me.

If I could, i would get a refund for this product.
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Gianfranco had trouble on 01 Nov 2006
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.
[Version 6.0.3]

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fotogeek commented on 20 Jun 2007
If you are creating a slideshow with a "playback" setting of syncing rate of photo transition with the beat of music, try to set a fixed time to transition. If this fixes the problem, then you just need to look at your encoding settings. If it does not then try to update the software
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magosilvan commented on 27 Sep 2007
Are you sure your iMovie project is a PAL, for Europe, and not an NTSC project?

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richardtoo rated on 06 Nov 2011

[Version 7.1.2]



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Ikir rated on 12 Jul 2011

[Version 7.1.2]



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Snake-One rated on 27 Apr 2011

[Version 7.1.1]



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Dushi rated on 26 Mar 2011

[Version 7.1.1]



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George Baron rated on 18 Jan 2011

[Version 7.1.1]



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Dshore95 rated on 06 Jan 2011

[Version 7.0.4]


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