iDVD on MBA is worthless

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ViperrepiV, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. ViperrepiV macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2008
    I have a 1.8/SSD Macbook Air with the external superdrive.

    This is my first mac, and i was curious about iDVD. I figured i'd try to burn a few videos off my computer (downloaded episodes of a TV show) into a video DVD so I could watch them on a DVD player.

    During the process of setting up the menu structure, etc, iDVD crashed about 3 times. once it randomly quit, and two other times it beachballed forever.

    Then when i finally got it going, i let it convert the videos and burn overnight, and when i checked on it this morning, it had "unexpectedly quit"

    I know many of you will be like "that isn't what the MBA is for." And while I agree with you, i originally left iDVD on the system when i reinstalled the OS because i figured that i might want to burn a dvd video, especially since i bought the superdrive attachment.

    So just do you know, unless you plan on burning photo slideshows to a dvd, you can leave iDVD out, even if you have the superdrive. Needless to say i used AppZapper to take the program out and free up aboue 600MB of space
  2. robby818 macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2007
    that's unfortunate...I loaded iDVD for the same reason--the occasional short DVD since I bought the external Superdrive. Perhaps it's just software bugs that can be fixed by future updates?

    I'll leave iDVD out when I replace the hard drive with an SSD later this year. :D
  3. dthree36 macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2008
    I will give it a try tonight an see what happens when I run and try to create a DVD with my 1.8 and SSD along with my super drive.
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    Actually iDVD 08 is pants!

    Seriously it has some serious issues that still have not been addressed, such as the fact at times you drag 4:3 movie and it then displays it in 16:9 or vice versa.

    All the other iDVD's were far more stable than this.

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