iLife '08 Problems

gillilandboy

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Apr 3, 2007
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St. Louis MO
I'm trying to make a movie and when I fire up iMovie I get this I let it sit there for 5 minutes and nothing happened. I restarted still same problem.


Any ideas?


Thanks
 

samh004

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Mar 1, 2004
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So the problem is that the central bar of the interface isn't rendering correctly, however your media has been loaded correctly. Have you tried clicking around the area the buttons should be to see if they appear ?

Does the application work despite these rendering problems ?
 

samh004

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Mar 1, 2004
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There are so many things you could try, from trying to verify and repair your permissions (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility) to reinstalling iMovie '08 to see if that'll fix the issue.
 

iBlue

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Mar 17, 2005
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passing thought...

Do you have another user account? If not, make one, sign into it and see if the same problem occurs. If not try throwing out the plist file for the malfunctioning user. Home folder > Library > Preferences > com.apple iMove plist (I'm guessing the name, I don't have iMovie installed)

It just tosses the preferences, it places a new file back when you relaunch it. It's a fairly innocuous thing to try.
 

iBlue

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Mar 17, 2005
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Were you working on the same project that made it screw up the first time? Perhaps there's a corruption of sorts, not sure.

I know iLife came pre-installed on your iMac but I'm sure there's a way you can re-install iMovie if necessary. You are technically licensed to use iLife '08.
I'm not entirely sure how you'd go about it but I think it would be on your original restore discs, if they didn't include iLife install discs themselves. Put it in the drive (don't boot from it) and look around in it.

that's odd that it was solved and jammed up again.
 

gillilandboy

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Apr 3, 2007
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St. Louis MO
I will just call apple later today (its 3:30 am here) I need to get to bed. Would it be possible to copy that iMovie file over from my other account on to my current account? It works great on my other account.
 

iBlue

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Mar 17, 2005
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I will just call apple later today (its 3:30 am here) I need to get to bed. Would it be possible to copy that iMovie file over from my other account on to my current account? It works great on my other account.
sure, if that works in the meantime.

Go into your HD icon (default yours would be iMac G5 and the second icon, right under network in your sidebar) Go to Users and put the file you want to share with the other user in the Share folder.