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poppi
01-09-2015, 06:03 PM
Trying to create a new iDVD project and it says "No themes installed - Quit iDVD and install iDVD again, or click "Look for Themes" and locate the themes folder."

I think this happened once before but I cannot remember what I did to solve the problem. I also don't understand why this happens periodically

Thank you

poppi

MightyGem
01-10-2015, 03:40 PM
Try installing this update to iDVD:
iDVD 7.0.4 (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL843?viewlocale=en_US)

poppi
01-11-2015, 01:49 AM
Try installing this update to iDVD:
iDVD 7.0.4 (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL843?viewlocale=en_US)

Thank you MightyGem. Don't want to sound like an idiot but I am at iPhoto v 7.1.5 and it appears the download is v 7.0.4. Will they be compatible?

poppi

chas_m
01-11-2015, 06:35 AM
Why do you think there is a conflict between an update for iDVD (7.0.4) and the completely separate program iPhoto?

poppi
01-11-2015, 11:51 AM
Why do you think there is a conflict between an update for iDVD (7.0.4) and the completely separate program iPhoto?

OOPS - my screwup - a senior moment. I mistakenly looked at iPhoto and actually my iDVD is at 7.1.2. If I "update" to 7.0.4 will that be the "new" version of iDVD? The reason for my concern is that a while back I downloaded a free version of Yosemite which messed up everything and it took me weeks to get that all sorted out.

Thank you for your interest

poppi

MightyGem
01-11-2015, 03:43 PM
Sorry, though 7.0.4 was the latest. Here's 7.1.2:
iDVD 7.1.2 (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1414)

poppi
01-11-2015, 09:27 PM
Sorry, though 7.0.4 was the latest. Here's 7.1.2:
iDVD 7.1.2 (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1414)

OK I downloaded and installed the latest 7.1.2 but still get the error message when I try to open a new project

poppi
01-12-2015, 12:11 AM
OK I downloaded and installed the latest 7.1.2 but still get the error message when I try to open a new project

OK folks - I solved my problem, at least for now. I actually have 2 iMacs, mine and my wife's. I discovered that the themes are supposed to be housed in the hard drive > Library > Application support > iDVD but there was no iDVD in that string on my Mac. I went to my wife's Mac and found the themes there, right where they were supposed to be so I copied the iDVD folder and put it in my own Mac under hard drive > Library > Application support and now the error message does not appear when I start a new iDVD project.

The mystery is why those themes disappeared from my machine - twice now.

Thanx for everyone's help

poppi

Slydude
01-12-2015, 01:23 AM
I saw that earlier but was looking for some thought on why the themes did not get re-installed. When you did the install did you do a complete install of iDVD or an update of the existing install? If it was a complete install that should have re-installed the themes as well.

poppi
01-12-2015, 01:31 AM
I saw that earlier but was looking for some thought on why the themes did not get re-installed. When you did the install did you do a complete install of iDVD or an update of the existing install? If it was a complete install that should have re-installed the themes as well.

I did not do a complete reinstall as I do not have the original disks The Apple Store wiped my hard drive clean and reinstalled the programs but I got no discs (they did that for free).

poppi