iDVD is Apple's tool for creating and authoring DVDs on your Mac. You can create your own personalized DVDs to give home movies a special touch.
iDVD allows you to author and burn movies, photos, and music to widescreen DVD whether you are using your internal Mac DVD burner or an external device. Naturally, it's integrated with Apple products such as iTunes, iMovie and iPhoto so that you get really creative with your own films, music and images.
iDVD makes DVD authoring fairly easy, although it can be frustrating at times. If you're burning a big project in particular, it can be very fussy with large video files and not burn DVD discs properly. It can also be a bit inflexible when it comes to adding components to your menu but on the whole, it's a great tool.
You can preview your creations before you burn them, which saves a lot of wasted discs but invariably you will find that some discs simply don't burn properly until you've tweaked or removed a few things so make sure you have a lot of DVD-R discs or a DVD-RW disc, which you can re-write as many times as you want. Be warned that rendering a disc can take hours for a large project and at the end, it's quite annoying if to receive an error message.
iDVD is a great DVD authoring tool for Macs for amateurs although it can be frustrating at times and won't fulfil professional needs.
- Improves reliability of imported iPhoto '11 slideshows
- Fixes a problem that could prevent files from re-linking
- Addresses an issue that could cause iDVD to use all available CPU capacity when searching for missing files
- This update is recommended for all iDVD 7 users