iDVD won't install

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  1. masterjedi73 macrumors 6502

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    I have iDVD 4 and I need to reinstall it from my iLife 4 DVD. It won't install though. It says that one of my iLife apps is running, but none of them are.

    Any ideas?

    matt
     
  2. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Repair Permissions, restart, log in and try that. If that doesn't work. Create another Administrative user, login as them install it and tell us which worked.

    EDIT: Do you have iTunes running? Cause that is an iLife app.
     
  3. masterjedi73 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok. The latter worked. I couldn't figure out how to repair permissions...it's probably something simple, though.

    But now iDVD still won't burn. It "unexpectedly quits" during the menu encoding stage.

    Any ideas?
     
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    repair permissions is here
     

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  5. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Which computer are you trying to do this on? I take it the 1.8 GHz G5 DP PowerMac in your Siggy?
     
  6. masterjedi73 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes. The G5. I repaired the permissions and reinstalled iDVD, but it still unexpectedly quits. :confused:

    ...and is there a way to get TOAST to burn my iDVD project. I tried creating a disc image, but that won't work either.
     
  7. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Shouldn't you have iDVD 5 from iLife 2005?.... wait.... maybe I'm wrong on that one...
     
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    No, you're correct - iLife '05 contains iDVD 5...
     
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  11. masterjedi73 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    All of the clips were imported through iMovie, yes.
     
  12. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Man I'm lazy if I can't even open up iDVD myself and look lol. - Was working on homework.
     
  13. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    You could try it with another user, burning the movie - potentially even root. Although, I would not touch the root user unless you know what you are doing.

    A couple more questions: What OS are you running? All updates? Other info?
     
  14. masterjedi73 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I suppose I could use the other admin. acct. here, but then I'd have to move all of the photos and create all of the menus again, right? How could I move the entire file to another user since they're all linked?

    I have 10.3.9, 1.5 GB ram., 2 hard drives....anything else?
     
  15. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    1: Nope, just move the file it'll just move the relative path that the OS looks at. That's why if you move a folder that has GB worth of stuff it doesn't take an hour (it doesn't have to recopy it IF you move it).
    2: Just move the file to maybe the root of the hard drive / or make a directory in / (or just right inside of Macintosh HD) and name it movies and move it to there.
     
  16. masterjedi73 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry bout this, but I'm really confused. When I moved the iDVD file before, it said it could no longer find the other files. What exactly am I moving?
     
  17. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    wait... see now I'm confused again. iMovie if you move that file, everything is in a package there, the same should be with iDVD. Everything should be in just one file. If not then.... you may have to change permissions on who can access your stuff.
     
  18. masterjedi73 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmmm...well, all I know is that when I move the files to the shared folder, they don't link up correctly anymore.
     
  19. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    I'm stumped then. I'm not sure what else you can do but give permissions via chmod or using root
     

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