iMovie HD 6 No Longer Available For Download

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  1. barrey macrumors newbie

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    #151
    Modify Imovie HD to Install with iLife 09

    Obtain the IMovieHD6.dmg file (sorry, I can't help people with this) or the iMovieHD6.pkg (inside of the .dmg)

    If you have the dmg, copy the iMovieHD6.pkg to a folder on your hard drive.

    Right-click (or control-click if you have a one-button mouse) on the iMovieHD6.pkg file and select "Show Package Contents"

    Open the folder called "Contents"

    There is a file inside called iMovieHD6.dist.

    Right-click and choose "Open With", then "Other".
    Scroll down the list of applications presented and choose TextEdit.

    Locate the following code in the file:

    Code:
    // requires iLife 08 cookie
    		if (!system.files.fileExistsAtPath("/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iLife08.plist"))
    		{
    			my.result.title = system.localizedString('TITLE_NOCOOKIE'); 
    			my.result.message = system.localizedStringWithFormat('ERR_NOCOOKIE');
    			my.result.type = 'Fatal';
    			return false;
    		}
    
    change it so that it reads:

    Code:
    // requires iLife 08 cookie
    		//if (!system.files.fileExistsAtPath("/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iLife08.plist"))
    		//{
    		//	my.result.title = system.localizedString('TITLE_NOCOOKIE'); 
    		//	my.result.message = system.localizedStringWithFormat('ERR_NOCOOKIE');
    		//	my.result.type = 'Fatal';
    		//	return false;
    		//}
    
    Save the file, and exit TextEdit.

    Close the package contents window and run the iMovieHD6.pkg.

    It will install in a folder called iMovie (previous version).

    Enjoy!

    Three easier alternatives:
    1. Copy the file called "/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iLife08.plist" from a mac with iLife 08 installed to your mac. The file is only 4K.

    2. Copy your own "/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iLife09.plist" to a file called "/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iLife08.plist"

    3. Create a blank file called "com.apple.iLife08.plist" in your "/Library/Preferences/" folder. It doesn't seem to check the contents, just for the file's presence.

    Any of these methods makes editing the .dist file as described above unneccessary.

    -Barrey
     
  2. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    #152
    why not just use sane comment syntax?


    /*

    stuff you want commented


    */
     
  3. barrey macrumors newbie

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    #153
    I am not sure if that syntax actually works in this type of file, all the comments that I saw were prefaced with // so that's what I used.

    -B
     
  4. onewiththesky macrumors newbie

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    #154
    imovie 6: can you run it on the new mac pros?

    Please help. I am new to this list and am wondering if one can run imovie 5 or 6 on the new mac pro laptops? I hope so as the new versions of imovie just don't cut it in my opinion. I do very quick turnaround movies with the residency program I do in schools and need as few hand moves as possible. I love 5 and 6 for their straitforward professional nature.

    Thanks.

     
  5. onewiththesky macrumors newbie

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    #155
    backward compatibility for imovie 6?

    New here . . . wondering about whether or not imovie 5 or 6 will run on the new mac pro lap tops? Is this possible and if so, what must one do. I much prefer these versions of imoive.

    thanks!
    D

     
  6. Hikkadwa macrumors member

    Hikkadwa

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    #156
    interesting

    I'm about to bin imovie 06 and try FCE HD - how hard did you ind the transition??
     
  7. gotenks05 macrumors member

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    #157
    I know this thread is old, but iMovie '06 can work alongside '09. If you have a Mac from 2006, probably late 2006 at best, instead of a copy of ilife '06, you can use pacifist to install it on your Mac. The isight does not work, at least for me, but Quicktime X and iMovie '09 can use it, if the isight is necessary.
     
  8. chillywilly macrumors 6502a

    chillywilly

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    #158
    Thank you for this. I do still have my 2006 MBP 15" (I gave it to my wife when I got a new MBP in Sep 2009) and plan to use it to migrate all of my iMovie 06 projects to Final Cut Express 4, which is what I now use full time for all of my video projects.

    I do, however, still have iMovie 06 around in case I need to reinstall it on the older MBP.
     
  9. gotenks05 macrumors member

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    #159
    You're welcome. I knew that it would work, because I did it myself and I have an iMac from September 2006.
     
  10. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    #160
    No, no one will. We do not support illegal file sharing here.
     
  11. MacMiniCooper macrumors newbie

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    #161
    I just copied iMovie 06 from my older laptop and dropped in into my new Mac Pro and it worked without any other modifications or anything. Just double clicked and it opened. I then dragged the iMovie folder from library>application support and put it in the Mac Pro...that's for the themes if you use those.
     
  12. TheZA macrumors regular

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    #162
    Thanks for the tip on getting the themes over.
     
  13. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    #163
    Any chance I can find the plug-ins for iMovie HD 06 for OS X on Intel?

    I had plug-ins like chromakey and quicksilver rainbow but they were for OS9.
     
  14. faroZ06 macrumors 68040

    faroZ06

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    #164
    I hate the new iMovie! It's so much harder to use. And I need iMovie HD now because I might have broken my copy of it.
     
  15. chillywilly macrumors 6502a

    chillywilly

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    #165
    FWIW, iMovie 06 HD works under OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion. Just tried it not that long ago to edit some older footage/project files.

    The only gotcha I found was that it had some issues running if I installed it after putting iLife 11 on the new install. So make sure to install it first before iLife 11.
     

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