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Apple iDVD for Mac

By Apple $79.00 Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 28, 2012

iDVD for Mac is Apple's DVD authoring-and-burning tool, working with internal and many external DVD burners. iDVD lets you walk through all the usual DVD creation projects, but also has Magic iDVD built in, which can handle all the most common settings automatically. It produces a burned DVD from your files with a minimum of keystrokes and operator intervention.

The iDVD interface opens with four options for creating or editing a project, using Magic iDVD, or using OneStep DVD to record from your camcorder or camera. Magic iDVD lets you set up disc menus and overall themes, then drag any photo or video clips as well as audio files to the app, arrange them how you want, preview everything before you commit, then burn the DVD. One Step DVD lets you take input from your externally connected device and burn it to a DVD. Whether you are creating a slideshow from photos with audio, mixing video and photos, or using all video, iDVD is about as easy to use as you can imagine.

We've been using iDVD for a while, and it still remains the easiest DVD authoring and burning utility for the Mac. The project options let you get more complicated with your projects, while Magic iDVD is a fast authoring system. While expensive third-party apps give you more power and more effects, iDVD will suit most users just fine.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.1.2

This update improves overall stability and addresses a number of minor issues, including the following:
  • 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.

General

Release July 12, 2011
Date Added July 12, 2011
Version 7.1.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 329,319
Downloads Last Week 4
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Developer's Description

Author and burn movies, photos, and music to widescreen DVD. From instant gratification with Magic iDVD to next-generation themes, iDVD 6 makes it easy. And to answer one burning question, iDVD now works with an array of third-party DVD burners.