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 Suspended


    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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