imovie question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AntDre20, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. AntDre20 macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2011
    here whats I'm doing.... someone tapes a basketball game gives me the tape from the camcorder and i put that tape on a dvd, so i convert the game from tape to dvd, then i take the dvd and download it to my MBP and import it into iMovie. then i edit the game tape so i edit the game in iMovie then when I'm done editing i want to burn it to a dvd, but heres my problem, how do i burn it to a dvd so it plays on a dvd player so i can watch it on TV. I can burn it to play on another computer but thats not what i want, i want to be able to burn it to a dvd and watch it on my tv in my office with my team. can anyone help me with this???? all help is appreciated thx
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    You should be able to use the share feature to burn it to a DVD for playback or use iDVD if you have it.
  3. yousifabdullah, Feb 14, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012

    yousifabdullah macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2011
    I assume you have a new Mac that does not come with iDVD out of the box. Follow these steps and you should be good to go:

    1. Download iDVD 7.0.4:
    2. Mount the disk image you just downloaded and open it to view its contents.
    3. Right-click "iDVD_704.pkg" and select "Show Package Contents".
    4. Open the folder "Contents" and double-click on "Archive.pax.gz".
    5. A new Finder window will open where the folder "Archive" is located. Open it.
    6. Open the folder "Applications" and drag iDVD to your Applications stack. (Usually it's located in the left pane in Finder under Favorites).
    7. Now download the iDVD 7.1.2 update:
    8. Mount "iDVD7.1.2Update.dmg" and open it to view its contents. Launch "iDVD7.1.2Update.pkg".
    9. Install iDVD via the Installer. Once complete, try launching iDVD from your Applications stack.
    10. Select "Create a New Project" and then "Create". (It doesn't matter what name the project is.)
    11. You will see a lot of exclamation marks. That's normal. Now select "Old Themes" from the drop down on the right pane. (It should read "All".)
    12. Select "Baby Mobile". iDVD will prompt you to download extra content. Select "Download Now" and OK.
    13. Software Update will launch and check for updates. Once it's finished, select "Install".
    14. This will download around 540 MB extra content, or themes. Once it's finished, quit iDVD. (You should get a prompt saying "Please quit iDVD before beginning this update." Select OK afterwards.)
    15. Once the update has finished installing, select OK.
    16. Now you may remove the recently created iDVD project, the "Archive" folder and unmount any disk images. (You should keep the iDVD disk images to yourself though, in case you need to reinstall iDVD later.)
    17. Once you're done, open iMovie, open your project and choose "iDVD..." from the "Share" menu. Select one of the downloaded themes from the list on the right.
    18. Thank me for discovering this technique just now. :)

    Following my instructions above will install a functional version of iDVD with themes from iDVD versions 1 through 5. I haven't found a way to install iDVD 6 and iDVD 7 themes yet, but this should get you going if you don't have an iLife installation disc and purchased a new Mac with OS X Lion.
  4. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2009
    Or buy Toast?
  5. yousifabdullah macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2011
    That's the easy way out. ;)

    Seriously though, if you need to support optical media then stay away from Apple. iDVD was unofficially discontinued when iLife made its way to the Mac App Store, and DVD Studio Pro shares a similar fate, which was part of the Final Cut Studio package before the advent of Final Cut Pro X. Add to the fact that the MacBook Air and Mac mini lack optical drives and you start realizing what's happening.

    I don't know how Toast works, but it looks promising from what I've read. I'll stick to iDVD for the time being...

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