Category: iDVD

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10.4.1 “Fixes” iDVD 5 Crashing Bug

In Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, hiding the iDVD application while burning a disc or saving a disc image would crash the program. Mac OS X 10.4.1 fixes the problem, sort of: it removes the capability to hide the program while burning.

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New Power Mac G5s with Dual-Layer SuperDrives

Apple announced new Power Mac G5 models today, speed bumping the processors and lowering prices. In addition to more power, all models except the low-end single 1.8 GHz configuration include dual-layer SuperDrives, which can burn up to 8.5 GB of data (or three hours of MPEG-2 video). According to Apple’s Power Mac G5 page, iDVD ...

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Apple Joins Blu-Ray Board

The Blu-ray Disc Association announced today that Apple has joined the Blu-ray forum, one of the competing standards for high-definition DVD format. Currently, there’s no single accepted standard for creating HD-formatted DVDs. When you take HD content into iDVD, for example, it’s sampled down to standard-definition format. Apple’s participation is likely to make a sizeable ...

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Blank iDVD 5 Settings Pane

According to a new Apple KnowledgeBase article, you might see a blank Settings pane in iDVD 5 if you have Multiple Master fonts installed: iDVD 5.0: Settings pane is blank.

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iDVD 5 erases RW media

This is probably one of those no-brainers, but until now I wasn’t certain whether one needed to manually erase a DVD-RW or DVD+RW rewritable disc that already contains content. In iDVD 4, you could write to rewritable media by inserting a DVD-R after you click iDVD’s Burn button, then sneakily ejecting it and inserting a ...

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First Look: iDVD 5

Continuing my series of first-looks at iLife ’05, MacCentral.com has posted First Look: iDVD 5. Not only does it feature info on iDVD’s new burning capabilities, you can see the espresso machine at Diva Espresso where I pay homage nearly every day, as well as (gasp!) watch me make a sports analogy!

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iDVD Tip: Preview DropZone Movies

Sometimes the best tips are found accidentally, and you wonder why you never thought of them before. This is one of those. When you’re in iDVD’s Media pane and viewing movies, you see icon previews of the files in your Movies folder. But if you double-click a file, the movie plays right there in the ...

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iDVD 4.0.1 Released

Apple released iDVD Update 4.0.1 today, a 2 MB download without much description. Apple’s download page reads: This update is highly recommended for all users of iDVD 4 and will provide for improved reliability when authoring and burning DVDs.