Does the new Mac Mini still come with iDVD?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by 1.61803, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. 1.61803 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    My wife is looking to replace her PC with a new Mac Mini. One thing she really wants to use it for is editing home movies and writing them to DVD. We already have an external DVD writer so the lack of an internal one isn't a problem. It would need to come with iDVD for mastering the discs though and i can't find a full list of the bundled software anywhere. Does anyone here have the new Mac Mini yet and can they tell me if it comes with iDVD?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    It looks like iDVD does not exist anymore but has been replaced by iMovie. Reading the information on iMovie on Apple's web site it looks like iDVD is now a feature in iMovie that let's you burn your movies to a DVD.

    http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/what-is.html

    Whether iMovie is the replacement for iDVD I'm not sure but it looks like it maybe. Have a look at the information in that link. That should give you an idea of whether iMovie will do what you are looking to do.
     
  3. qCzar macrumors regular

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    iDVD was simply for saving movies to DVD. Whether they were from iMovie at the time or from a folder. The iDVD application has remnants in iMovie. Under the Share menu, is a path called 'iDVD.'

    I explored that path for you. After iMovie created the project movie, it prompted me to find iDVD. However, you should have great luck creating a DVD from Finder itself by inserting a blank DVD and adding movies to the Disc Image then burning them. I can't verify that though.
     

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