Feb 232012

Because all of my Mac systems were upgraded at home were upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mac OS X Lion, I did not noticed that Apple left out of Lion (when freshly installed like on my Mac Mini Server) iDVD and iWeb.

For iWeb not a very big deal since I can user the awesome Wiki3 bundled with the server, but iDVD was  something I used from time to time to create slideshows and movies to be played in standard DVD players (yes, Apple, there are still some around 😉 ).

With much surprise, I’ve discovered that iDVD can be “installed” on my Mini Server by proceeding as follows:

  • on your Mac where you still have an iDVD version, right click on the application and select “Compress iDVD”
  • on your Mac in folder /Library/Application Support/iDVD, compress the subfolder Themes using same technique
  • copy the two compressed files on your new Lion and unzip them by double clicking on the compressed files.
  • copy the iDVD package (the one with the blue icon resembling a DVD) in your Applications folder
  • create a folder named iDVD in /Library/Application Support/
  • copy the Themes directory in /Library/Application Support/iDVD folder
  • launch iDVD and enjoy

  6 Responses to “Lion fresh install – How to retrieve iDVD from Snow Leopard or upgraded Lion on another Mac”

  1. Good day! Would you mind if I share your blog with my
    twitter group? There’s a lot of people that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Thanks

  2. No problems at all.
    And if you want to follow me on Twitter also, I’m @roarinpenguin.
    Marco 😉

  3. Worked first time. Many thanks.

  4. Glad it helped.

  5. This seems useful stuff. I have been in touch with my daughter who has SL on her iMac. She doesn’t seem to have iDVD listed under Application Support. Puzzling. I am remote from her so I’ve being attempting to guide her via the ‘phone. Tricky. Any idea how I can direct her to the right location?
    Cheers Mitch

  6. Did you try searching it with spotlight in the top right corner of the OS X interface?

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