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Mar 3, 2014 at 6:55 pm #1313996
I now have a way of both viewing my trail camera videos and converting them as well.
I want to burn DVDs that can be played , not just opened in another computer.
I have a Mac mini, with Osx Mavericks.
I bought the Apple SuperDrive.
My Mac mini did not come with iMovie ( not any of ILife) . IMovie is not available at the Apple Store as it has been discontinued. I can buy the 2011 ILife that has iMovie , from Amazon.
My questions are:
1. Has anyone done this and will ILife work on a Mac Mini?
2. Buying ILife 2011 from the UK…..will that be any different ?
Thanks.Mar 3, 2014 at 7:46 pm #2079176
Are you sure iMovie didn't come with your Mac? Never heard of it not coming with a Mac.
Do you mean iDVD? That was discontinued years ago so, yes, it doesn't come on any Macs, nor is it available.
If, for some reason, you didn't get the iLife suite, you can buy iMovie on the App Store, I just looked. It certainly hasn't been discontinued (again, I think you're confusing it with iDVD).Mar 3, 2014 at 7:51 pm #2079178
You are right Doug. I knew it too and wrote down the wrong thing. I do have imovie and have used it. I do not have iDVD…Mar 3, 2014 at 7:57 pm #2079180
Most certainly came with your Mac and should be on the disk the day you opened it. There may be several large updates for all the apps. iMovie, GarageBand and iPhoto comprise the last bits of the iLife suite. You are also entitled to pages, numbers and pages with your purchase.
It is possible that they are not per installed and you might need to check your iTunes Store account for the downloads. You are also within your 90 day support window and simply call Apple for assistance.
I believe there may be a specific link to verify your computer purchase and download any of these if they aren't visible in your account.
Wall of text for nought. IDVD is only available on old 10.6 install media.Mar 3, 2014 at 7:59 pm #2079182
There is no iDVD. It's been discontinued. That is what I need…Mar 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm #2079183
Okay, to burn DVDs on a Mac these days, most folks recommend a free burner called …. Burn!
You can get it here: http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/Pages/English/home.html
You won't be able to do fancy home menus and such, but it'll burn your movie (exported from iMovie) to a DVD. And it's free.Mar 3, 2014 at 8:02 pm #2079184
I will look into that, thanks. What do you think about buying the old version of iDVD …would that be a better fit for the mini?Mar 3, 2014 at 8:05 pm #2079185
If it were me, I'd go with the free Burn first. If it works (and it seems to, it's pretty well regarded online), then why spend money on a program that hasn't been updated in a couple of years?Mar 3, 2014 at 8:07 pm #2079187
Don't spend the money. I can get you a copy if you really want it. I never use iMovie or burn anything to DVD but presume that what iDVD used to offer should be available in similar form within iMovie.
The os itself has utilities for burning DVD or even creating ISO files.Mar 3, 2014 at 8:24 pm #2079190
"but presume that what iDVD used to offer should be available in similar form within iMovie"
No, iMovie used to use iDVD to burn movies, you need both (or a similar program like the free Burn) to burn the movies iMovies makes to DVD.Mar 3, 2014 at 8:29 pm #2079192
Now my curiosity is piqued. I'll look at it when I'm at home with my Mac.Mar 3, 2014 at 8:57 pm #2079200Jeremy and AngelaBPL Member
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I agree with Matthew; all of these apps should be on your computer. If not, that's something Apple support needs to fix.
Possibly they need to be installed from the App store, but I believe the links should say "Update" or "Install" and not "Buy". You might also try direct links from here:Mar 3, 2014 at 9:02 pm #2079203
Imovie without iDVD is not enough to do the job. A lot of people are complaining but Apple is phasing it all out. Updates are available for those that already have iDVD but it cannot be purchased or downloaded from Apple. Lots of online literature about this and lots of people asking how to do it. "Burn" is what most are recommending.Mar 3, 2014 at 9:14 pm #2079208
Burn to ISO and several other formats is integral to os as ability to mount these file types.
VLC is a fantastic open source playback and encoding solution. I will look at how iMovie works and figure out what is lacking. Doug's suggestion of downloading Burn, is supported in forums and may be simplest.Mar 8, 2014 at 9:52 am #2080843
I installed the 2011 version of Ilfe to get iDVD. Now my iPhoto app is "corrupted or incomplete" and all my pictures gone. No, I did not back up anything before installing ILife.
If there was a tear in the sad face I would use it right about now.
:(Mar 8, 2014 at 5:39 pm #2080966Greg MihalikSpectator
Your files are Not gone. Just not found.
Call a pro, or Doug. They can be recovered.
Don't do anything else with it until you talk to someone.
In the meantime, google "file recovery macintosh" to get an idea of what is possible, so you can talk the lingo.
Just saw your edited Subject line. Glad you got it figured out. Going to start auto-backups now?Mar 11, 2014 at 10:35 am #2081804
Yes Sir: I have been backing up like a pro now.
Looking back , besides blowing it by not backing up, I can see how it was silly to think all my pictures were actually gone. Shows how little I know about computers..
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