|Stable release||7.1.2 / July 11, 2011|
|Operating system||OS X|
|Type||DVD creation software|
iDVD is a discontinued  DVD-creation application for OS X produced by Apple Inc. iDVD allows the user to burn QuickTime Movies, MP3 music, and digital photos to a DVD that was then played on a commercial DVD player. It is comparable to Windows DVD Maker, and was often considered the last step of Apple's iLife suite, bringing together the results of all of the other iLife apps onto a removable medium.
While initially available only for Macs with a SuperDrive, it was included until 2011 with all new Macs; from iDVD 6 onwards, Apple supports the ability to burn projects with third-party optical drives. iDVD was no longer preinstalled on Macs shipping with OS X 10.7 Lion, and was not available on the Mac App Store with all of the other iLife apps. It was, however, still available in the boxed copy of iLife '11 until iLife '13.
iDVD includes over 100 Apple-designed themes for DVD menus and submenus, allowing for the easy creation of DVD menu systems. Each theme includes "drop zones," onto which movies or photographs may be placed, some of which can be animated automatically. Any theme can be applied to each of the menus in an iDVD project.
iDVD integrated tightly with the rest of the iLife suite, as well as with Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro. iMovie projects and iPhoto slideshows can be exported directly to iDVD. In the case of iMovie projects, scene selection menus were automatically created in accordance with chapter markers that are set within iMovie. The application also had a Media panel that provides access to the user's iTunes library, iPhoto library and Movies folder at any time. It also provided a map view, which shows a flow chart of the project's menu system. Another feature was the ability to hide or show an approximation of the 'TV-safe area' (as old televisions often cut off some of a video's outer areas). iDVD also incorporated a 'One Step DVD' function, which will automatically rewind the currently connected DV camcorder and burn a DVD of the video footage stored on the tape.
iDVD ships with fonts (located at /Applications/iDVD.app/Contents/Resources/Fonts) that are not installed, to prevent them from being available to other applications by default.
|iLife||Version||Release date||New Features||Notes|
|iLife||iDVD||January 9, 2001|
|iLife||iDVD 2||July 18, 2001||Motion menus|
|iLife||iDVD 3||January 7, 2003||
||Bundled as part of iLife '03|
|iLife '04||iDVD 4||January 6, 2004||
||Bundled as part of iLife '04|
|iLife '05||iDVD 5||January 11, 2005||
||Bundled as part of iLife '05.
Incompatible with later versions of Mac OS X 10.5
|iLife '06||iDVD 6||January 10, 2006||Change of aspect ratio (the user can choose to create a widescreen project)||Bundled as part of iLife '06.
First Universal binary version. Refined look based on iTunes 5 and 6.
|iLife '08||iDVD 7.0||August 7, 2007||Themes from iDVD 1 and iDVD 2 restored||Bundled as part of iLife '08|
|iLife '09||iDVD 7.0.3||January 27, 2009||None||Bundled as part of iLife '09|
|iLife '11||iDVD 7.1||October 20, 2010||None||Bundled as part of iLife '11|
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iDVD alternative: burn iMovie to DVD