No iDVD in Mtn Lion.....alternatives?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by SubaLou, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks!!

    Really enjoying my new 27' imac, and still getting it set up. Have had it just 6 days now.

    To cut to the chase......what are you all using for idvd alternatives? I'm just learning that Mountain Lion has no idvd.......unless I go buy iLife 11 (which i already have loaded on this imac, just w/o the idvd that Apple left off). I really need something that I can make dvd's with to view on my dvd player.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    VLC i think plays DVD. Give that a try.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply....but I need something that makes/burns a dvd like iDVD did.....not plays a dvd.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Burn can create video DVDs, it even has some themes to choose from, though it is very raw.

    You could look for used iLife DVDs on eBay to get iDVD.


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  5. macrumors 601

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    That's all there is something raw for creating DVD's?!? So there aren't any established programs like Nero for Mac?
     
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    Roxio Toast Titanium
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Get yourself a copy of a retail iLife '11 DVD. iDVD will install and run just fine.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    hmm thats funny I have iDVD on my new iMac. Must be because I transferred all data and applications over.
     
  9. macrumors 601

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    I didn't install or transfer anything and when I pop in a DVD in my external it plays via iDVD:confused:
     
  10. simsaladimbamba

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    It plays via DVD Player, iDVD is for DVD creation.

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  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Following up on my original post. I see in the app store, there are some decent dvd creater apps....one called "1dvd" looks interesting and to date has a few decent reviews....the "pro" version only $9.99......Might be worth a try I'm thinking.
     
  12. macrumors P6

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    If you used Migration Assistant to move your data over from the old machine, it will bring over iDVD. I still have it on my system from this process.
     
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    NVRENUF!

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    I dont understand ? I just put a dvd into my super drive

    and it plays. has all the controls etc no problem

    have you tried a dvd
     
  14. brand, Dec 29, 2012
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    You seem to be confused. iDVD used to be part of iLife and was never part of the Mac OS X operating system.
     
  15. macrumors 601

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    My fault lol

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    They are different see above post haha
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    I remember last year when I got a new mac I emailed apple to request iDVD and the sent me a disk
     
  17. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not confused. I know it used to be part of iLife....which is why i had it on my older mac. But i also have iLife on this new mac...but iDvd didnt come with iLife 11 this time when I got this new mac built- hence me looking for an alternative.

    To clarify even more...I'm not looking for the dvd player....I'm looking something to make dvds so I can watch on my home tv dvd player. iDVD let me be able to make dvd's.

    Thanks much.
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    Solution?

    Hi, I just read your post. Did you ever find an alternative to iDVD. I am in the same position you were in. New Mac, no iDVD.

    Thanks
     

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