Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Create a disc image of a project in iDVD

In iDVD, to create a disc image of a project, instead of burning it to an actual DVD, choose File> Save as Disc Image.

Set a slideshow to advance manually in iDVD

In iDVD, to set a slideshow to advance manually, open the slideshow and choose Manual from the Slide Duration pop-up menu.

Loop a movie in an iDVD project

To loop a movie in iDVD, select it in the project's menu or map view then choose Advanced> Loop Movie.

Turn off movement on a motion menu in iDVD

In an iDVD project, to turn off movement on a motion menu, choose View> Show Inspector then, in the Menu Info window, set Loop Duration to zero.

Revert a button back to its original style in iDVD

In iDVD, after changing a button's style, to revert back to the style that came with the theme, select it, then choose Advanced> Reset Object to Theme Settings.

Always show titles and comments with images in iDVD slideshows

In iDVD, to always show titles and comments with images in slideshows, choose iDVD> Preferences> Slideshow and select the "Show titles and comments" option.

Hide the TV safe area for a project in iDVD

In iDVD, to hide the boundary around the area which will be viewable on most standard, non-widescreen televisions if it is showing, choose View> Hide TV Safe Area.

Hide all drop zones on a menu screen in iDVD

In iDVD, to hide all drop zones on a menu screen, select any drop zone, choose View> Show Inspector and deselect the "Show drop zones and related graphics" option.

Change a motion button to a still image button in iDVD

In iDVD, to change a video on a motion button to a still image, click once to select it, then click again and select the "Still Image" checkbox.

Save a customized theme as a favorite in iDVD

In iDVD, to save a customized theme as a favorite, so that you can use it for future iDVD projects, choose File> Save Theme as Favorite.

Position menu buttons anywhere in an iDVD theme

In iDVD, to position menu buttons anywhere in the theme (instead of in a fixed grid), choose View> Show Inspector> Buttons> Free positioning.

Add non-clickable text to an iDVD project

In iDVD, to add non-clickable text (such as a title) to a project, Control-click in a blank area of the project and choose "Add Text Object" from the menu.

Loop a slideshow in an iDVD project

To loop a slideshow in iDVD, select it in the project's menu or map view then choose Advanced> Loop Slideshow.

Import content directly into a drop zone in iDVD

In an iDVD project, Control-click a drop zone and choose "Import" from the menu, to import a movie, slideshow or image directly into the selected drop zone.

Switch to standard layout in iDVD

In iDVD, when working on a DVD project in widescreen (16:9) layout, press Command-Option-A to switch to standard (4:3) layout mode.

Switch to widescreen layout in iDVD

In iDVD, when working on a DVD project in standard (4:3) layout, press Command-Option-A to switch to widescreen (16:9) layout mode.

Hide or show the Apple the logo watermark in iDVD

To hide or show the Apple logo watermark in an iDVD project, choose iDVD> Preferences> General and select or deselect “Show Apple logo watermark”.