I've had my iMac OS X 10.4.11 for about 2 years and I love the iLife feature software. After making some great musical slideshows with my own family photos and storing them to disk using iDVD I decided I want to offer this service as a small business. I live in a small town and I would like to advertise locally rather than on line, at this point, to keep the business small scale and learn things as I go. I have done research to see what similar online businesses along these lines offer and before I launch my own I am needing some help with a few questions re:my Mac software, hardware and music copyright issues. Here goes: - When I try burning an iDVD project to either a blank DVD+R or DVD-R it works some of the time, but I'd say in about 4 of 5 attempts I get a message saying "Insert a Recordable DVD disk" though a new, blank disk is already in. (On the 5th attempt, as I mentioned, it records to a disk from the same package with no problem) I've checked the condition of my DVD drive and everything seems to look OK. Any idea what the problem may be? I've stayed current with my software updates to be sure that this wasn't hindering anything. I can't really go into business burning DVDs if my attempts to burn only work 4 of 5 times. ** I was considering purchasing an external DVD drive so that I could use the Light Scribe feature for my DVD labeling and I'm wondering if I just plan to burn to this anyway, maybe I don't need to worry about the issue with my Mac not burning every time. I never have any problem with it playing anything. - Once I create these DVD slideshow projects for people I won't want to store all of their photos, music, etc. on my main computer so my plan was to make a master DVD of each project I complete. Once I have this master DVD, do you know if I can just burn a copy of it (since all of the media will be contained on it and not my Mac) if someone wants to reorder copies later on? - Music - I have songs in my iTunes library from CD's I own and also from iStore downloads I've purchased. I know I need to take copyright laws into consideration as I go about this business but I don't know much about it. I've noticed that my iStore songs can only be burned up to 7 times and then they can't be played except on authorized machines. Does that mean they may not play in the DVDs I'll be creating for people? It seems that most of the slideshow dvd businesses I've researched on line ask the customer to provide the music for their project but I think some may see that as an inconvenience. I would rather provide a library of songs myself (based on theme) and have the customer choose from these. Can you suggest how I can do this legally? Is it as simple as buying the CD's for all my selections, putting them in iTunes and using only those? How do videographers do this for their customers? - And finally - do I have the right Mac and software to think I can do this type of business? Like I say I have a Mac OS X 10.4.11 with 2 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 1 GB 667 MHz RAM and all the basic software it came with. I have since purchased an Epson Perfection V350 Photo Scanner than can scan film and slides in addition to photos. Plus, as I mentioned, I'd like to get a Mac compatible external DVD drive with Light Scribe. Any suggestions as to adding additional memory or upgrading to a better software package to do the job? Well - I think that's it for the most part. I feel I need to have all of these answered before I can launch a business and begin advertising. Any suggestions you can offer would be SO GREATLY appreciated.