iDVD help? alternate suggestions

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  1. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    Hello everyone! I need an iDVD alternative

    I have an older iMac and have used iMovie/iDVD to create photo/video slideshows and burned to DVDs to take with us to show at my son's birthday parties.

    For my daughter's first birthday I set out to do the same on my new MacBook Pro. opened iMovie 2013 and have it all almost done and then decided to look for iDVD...not there.

    AND the kicker is I cannot just use AirDrop to send the file to the iMac as it is too old.

    Any help or suggestions on an iDVD alternative to create (would be great if it had wonderful themes too)a DVD from iMovie?

    My father-in-law's house (where we have birthday parties) does NOT have internet, a computer OR AppleTV (last should be obvious with no internet)

  2. Weaselboy Moderator


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    Jan 23, 2005
  3. BJMRamage thread starter macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    Thanks...I will take a look at it.

    All I will need to do is burn the Movie file onto a DVD and make a nice "splash" screen or whatever it is called.
  4. netslacker macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2008
    This may not be helpful but I'll put it out there just in case.

    When I upgraded to Mavericks and iMovie 2013 the old version of iMovie (9.0.9) was left on the machine and so was iDVD that I had installed since forever. If you still have iMovie 9.0.9 you may be able to pull iDVD from either the original install DVD or a backup. iMovie 2013 will not export to iDVD so you would likely need to use it with the previous version but they do work well on Mavericks (making DVD's for Christmas with this setup).
  5. BJMRamage thread starter macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    Thanks. I'll have to look into it the MacBook Pro never came with iDVD but my iMac did. Maybe I can just transfer the app from the iMac and MacBook Pro.
    It would be really nice if Apple at least had I DVD out there's a free download even if they don't upgrade but just to be able to have it for future use.

    I don't think I can just use my AppleTV with iPhone to send it since there is no internet /wifi.
  6. BJMRamage thread starter macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    an update...I was able to move the iDVD from iMac to MacBook Pro.
    I opened it and things seem to be fine...I have to finish the video first though.

    But the lack of support from Apple means I will probably, one day, need to look into updating.It is nice to have digital files uploaded to the internet to view but that doesn't work for everyone.

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