Make (Author) a DVD Video?

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  1. 8Apples macrumors member

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    I tried to search the forums here for making a DVD, or authoring a DVD. A lot of info came up about making a bootable DVD which is NOT what I want to do. I want to make a DVD video. It is my own production from iMovie. I don't own Final Cut, and do not plan on purchasing it. I have an old copy of iDVD that is outdated, not supported. I also have DVDStyler. I'm looking for something decent. It seems that DVDStyler has always given me problems, or the DVD's don't always play right. This is non-profit type video stuff, so looking for a reasonably cheap solution that will work consistently and that is up-to-date. Thank you for helping with this.

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  2. Macaroni Joe, Jan 29, 2015
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    Macaroni Joe macrumors newbie

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    for making a DVD..

    iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe. drag and drop files and even make a menu if you want. Incredible what else it will do. I think the version from their web site does more than the one from the app store but I might be wrong.. I love it.
     
  3. 8Apples thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! I have seen them, but for some reason I thought they were sketchy, and never really had feedback from anyone that used them. I appreciate the info!

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  4. tdhurst macrumors 601

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    Either iSkysoft or Toast (is Toast still around?).

    I've been using iSkysoft for years, just remembered I made a DVD a while ago.

    Works great, pretty cheap, great for converting files, too.
     
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  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    If you still have iDVD, you should still be able to use it. What version is it, and what version of iMovie are you using?
     
  7. 8Apples thread starter macrumors member

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    I do have iDVD it is version 7.1. I have the latest iMovie too and that is what I'm using. When I open iDVD it says there is an update, however I'm not able to update it. Every time I click on update, it opens the App store and nothing appears there.

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  8. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    7.1.2 is the most up to date version. You can get it from Apple here:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1414?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB

    It's not supported by the latest version of iMovie(iMovie10), in as much as you can't Share to iDVD anymore. Just Share from iMovie as a file, open iDVD, start a new Project and just drag and drop your Shared movie file into iDVD's main window.
     
  9. 8Apples thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! I have been using it without the update. The DVD's I create with DVD Styler are sketchy and don't work in every machine. It seems that the DVD's that I have created with iDVD always seem to work.

    As for iMovie, thanks for the tip. That is the way I usually do it, so all good there.

    I was just looking for an alternative that is still actually supported. Plus some of I would like some new themes, or some simple basic layouts.

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  10. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    As well as the applications listed above, there are also quite a few free ones in the App Store. However, they all( even Toast, which is not cheap) use a very basic choice of menu. None of them come close to iDVD in that respect.
     

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