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    Easy to use app or device to edit DVD's & add text?
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    Easy to use app or device to edit DVD's & add text?
    I'd like some recommendations for an "Extremely EASY/SIMPLE" app or electronic device I can use to take material now on DVD's & edit & add text & burn it to new DVD. I used to use an early OS 10. Apple App called (iMovie HD 5.0.2) that was incredibly simple & obvious to use. It has been replaced with a far more complicated iMovie apps. by Apple without replacing it with a simple app like iMovie HD 5.0.2 for people that simply want to edit & add captions to home movies.

    Also, what is the easiest way to get a home movie from a DVD player into editing apps on both the older Macs using 10.6.8... & as well the New Macs running 10.13.6? It's too bad that DVD "non copy-righted"material" cannot be loaded directly from a Apple Super Drive right into an editing application.
    Last edited by Mr. D; 09-17-2018 at 05:35 AM.
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    Easy to use app or device to edit DVD's & add text?
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    Have a look at some of the "Similar Software -> Open Comparison" options here:
    https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/5662/apple-imovie

    And I have never needed to do anything like this so I don't know what else to suggest or how.







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    Do you still have all the original DVD's with the iLife apps? If so, here is what I would do:

    Get/make an external 60gb drive.
    Install Snow Leopard onto it.
    Install iLife apps needed.
    Use that as needed.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Easy to use app or device to edit DVD's & add text?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    Do you still have all the original DVD's with the iLife apps? If so, here is what I would do:

    Get/make an external 60gb drive.
    Install Snow Leopard onto it.
    Install iLife apps needed.
    Use that as needed.
    I have the discs that came with my old computers (OS 10.6) with the iLife apps. Can I just install iLife apps on that computer that is running 10.6.8 now? I don't remember an iLife app that will do what I want.... but maybe I have forgotten!!! What iLife app could be used to input & edit DVD's?? Getting the data on the DVD's into the Mac is the PROBLEM. I have a Mac program I really like on the computer.... BUT I can't get the data from a DVD player into the Mac into that app. That's the problem! I used to use a "Pass Through" setting on an old video camera to get the DVD data into my old iMovie app.... BUT the camera died!
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    Easy to use app or device to edit DVD's & add text?
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    You said you used to use iMovie HD 5.0.2, so I assumed, that did what you wanted, but it was not compatible with your new OS X version, that was all I was saying. Sorry if I misunderstood your situation.

    If the DVD in question, is not DRM, then you should be able to use Handbrake, https://handbrake.fr/to get the movie off the DVD and saved into a file format more app friendly.
    -- Bob --
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    I have the discs that came with my old computers (OS 10.6) with the iLife apps.
    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    You said you used to use iMovie HD 5.0.2, so I assumed, that did what you wanted, but it was not compatible with your new OS X version, that was all I was saying. Sorry if I misunderstood your situation.

    If the DVD in question, is not DRM, then you should be able to use Handbrake, https://handbrake.fr/to get the movie off the DVD and saved into a file format more app friendly.
    Can one not just use a later version of iMovie that just works with the current used OS X version.

    My v. 10.x still works with Mavericks and maybe even later. And it's free I believe.





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    Easy to use app or device to edit DVD's & add text?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Can one not just use a later version of iMovie that just works with the current used OS X version.

    My v. 10.x still works with Mavericks and maybe even later. And it's free I believe.





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    Yes, I could use the current versions of iMovie... BUT they are incredibly complicated just to do simple editing! It's like they are made to create a Hollywood movie while the old iMove 5.0.2 is incredibly obvious & easy doing 90% of what the average Mac User needs. I think Apple is blowing it by putting out only very complicated APPS that require quite a learning curve while forgetting the average user that wants to simply edit & put captions on vacation videos.

    Thanx for answering,
    I like hot rods & know adjectives other than "awesome"! Lightening Strikes are "awesome", but just say your hamburger was "good"!

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    Yes, I could use the current versions of iMovie... BUT they are incredibly complicated just to do simple editing!

    I wouldn't say the later versions are "incredibly complicated" but they could certainly do more than the first "simple" versions could do, and I wonder if they could even do what you are wanting to do.

    I am sure that just like you could fit a super-charger onto a V-8, you could also manage to use the later versions of iMovie and get your project done.





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    Yes pm-r.... I guess I just getting too lazy to learn the modern versions of iMovie & give up the old ones! LOL! I need a good course in the modern versions of iMovie because they far less "intuitive" than earlier versions! The current versions of iMovie are not as user friendly (obvious & easy to understand) as the old iMovie versions. I think Apple has made a mistake by not supporting a simple version of iMovie for people that simply want to edit home movies rather than make a movie for Hollywood & having to spend a lot of time learning a complicated App. Apple products became popular because they were "intuitive" & they are loosing that quality by adding more complications where not necessary for average users thereby cutting out some users! I've been a Mac user since their 1st computer... but find Macs less "intuitive" every upgrade in OS. I find confusing issues just in simple use of the Mac today such as in simply moving files to & from the desktop without creating avatars or duplications that file.

    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    I wouldn't say the later versions are "incredibly complicated" but they could certainly do more than the first "simple" versions could do, and I wonder if they could even do what you are wanting to do.

    I am sure that just like you could fit a super-charger onto a V-8, you could also manage to use the later versions of iMovie and get your project done.





    - Patrick
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    I like hot rods & know adjectives other than "awesome"! Lightening Strikes are "awesome", but just say your hamburger was "good"!

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