question: difference btwn iMovie and iDVD?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by polythene pam, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. polythene pam macrumors member

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    I'm sorry, I'm sure this is a no-brainer for most of you out there. But ever since I got my Mac I haven't really messed with iLife -- other that iPhoto. But now that I have more free time I wanted to learn more about my Mac.... because I am sure that there are tons of fun things I could be creating with it.
    So, what's the difference between iMovie and iDVD? You use iMovie to edit your home videos, and what of iDVD???

    thanks guys!
     
  2. sethypoo macrumors 68000

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    Well, iMovie is for basic digital video (DV) editing, while iDVD is for burning the movies you made in iMovie to DVD, with lots of fancy menu's and such.

    Does that help any?

    Seth
     
  3. polythene pam thread starter macrumors member

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    so iDVD is like Nero or Toast?

    I get it now.... what's with all the templates on iDVD though?
     
  4. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    iDVD is like nero/toast.. the templates are the menu styles for the dvd
     
  5. polythene pam thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool! thanks so much! All I need now is a DVD burner! :)

    (12" iBook)
     
  6. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    iDVD needs @least a 733 Mhz G4 Processor and you'll need iLife06 to have iDVD see the external burner
     
  7. polythene pam thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Phil,

    I'm going over to the apple store this weekend to buy iLife'06! I hope it fixes my iPhoto problems. I don't have that many pictures in there --1500-- but I get the beachball or freezing now every time I open iPhoto.
     
  8. danny_w macrumors 601

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    If you are running Tiger (10.4) and iLife05 you should be able to use the external burner just fine (I can on my mini). However, iLife05 could not see the external burner on Panther (10.3).
     
  9. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Dvd burner is here will work with your iBook

    Ram go [URL="http://www.datamem.com/default.asp']here[/URL]

    you'd want above 512mb of ram for OSX to be nice 'n cozy
     
  10. road dog macrumors regular

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    No. Not quite.

    iDVD is like a fraction of what Nero or Toast does...
    iDVD is just for creating DVD-Video discs with video or slideshows.
    That's it.

    Toast is multi-purpose CD/DVD burning, and is closer to Nero.

    Toast does just about anything you want to do with your burner, and far exceeds the very basic burning capabilities in the Mac OS or iDVD.

    For example, Toast offers data spanning - which makes it possible to burn large files and folders across as many blank CDs or DVDs as you need.

    The burning in the operating system can't handle burning anything larger than a single disc, so if you have a large folder (say your iTunes or iPhoto library) or a large file (say a video file or a DVD source) you'd be out of luck with the OS.

    Toast is the missing app that Apple should include in with iLife.
     

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