Copy newer iMovie apps across computers?

Astroboy907

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I am, at the moment, waiting for iLife '12 to release, before I update my stuff... So right now I am running iMovie '08.

In iMovie 09, there are quite a few new features iLike (<pun), and on my sisters macbook pro (Mid 2009), she is running iLife 09, as it was pre installed.

So my question, can I copy her iMovie .app to my mac? Will it work?
 

Astroboy907

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iMovie11 is even better than 09 with much more control over audio editing and volume. I'd recommend buying that, it's only about £/$10.
Waiting on release of iLife 12 (if any), as it should be soon. Right?
$15 here, just waiting for the best time and I can hold out a couple more months... I do use iMovie HD (aka iMovie 6) occasionally. Works like a charm still..
 

Dave Braine

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As all the iLife apps(and there's only three of them now) are available individually on the App Store, I'm not sure if we'll see another issue of iLife.
 

Dave Braine

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iMovie11(which is actually iMovie v9) is the latest version and has just been updated with v9.0.6, but that is for Lion users. The most up to date version for 10.5/10.6 is v9.0.4

iMovie8 really is rubbish, which is why I continued with iMovie6HD until iMovie11 came out.
 

Madmic23

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Yes, you can move the app from one Mac to another and it will work just fine. Go to the applications folder on her computer, find iMovie, copy it on to a USB drive and copy it over to your applications folder. Everything should work just fine.
 
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