Originally Posted by rdas7
...in other words, next year when all MacBooks drop the optical drive, iLife will similarly drop iDVD altogether.
Next year? that's awful quick, they just introduced a complete redo of their notebook line a few months ago. I don't think they're going to redo it again so soon. Apple doesn't do a total makeover of their computer lines every year, it's more like 3-5 years.
Originally Posted by cbutler
I've stopped giving computer-based DVD's to my wedding photography clients, because they aren't archival. Instead, I provide USB thumbdrives.
I've had way too many dye-based DVDs fail over time, and archival matters to my clients.
I think Apple is doing the smart thing here...
Were you paying attention to the source of those discs, or were you just buying the cheapest crap?
Originally Posted by vandil
iDVD is fun, but waiting for it to render and burn can be an eternity.
That said, they'd better not take it out of iLife any time soon.
You're right about that. I recall that iDVD took about an hour to encode about an hour's worth of audio. I thought it stalled out on me, so I retried it. And then it would move on to the video, which only took an hour, something very surprising for how much more work video encoding is.
Originally Posted by monstrosity
I have used numerous alternatives to store or transfer files:
a) memory stick.
b) Hard Drive
h) Infra Red
Take ya pick, much rather any (or combination of) those options than a breakable and massively unreliable optical disk.
And yes, ALL my work gets backed up to the 'cloud'. Infact much of my work is written in the 'cloud' and does not get stored locally whatsoever.
That's a very bad idea, given that there are some cloud services have tried to shut down without 24 hours worth of notice.
I don't understand why you have problems with the durability and reliability of the media, I don't remember the last disc that went bad or broke.
Infrared and bluetooth aren't even options for files of any significant size, I don't know why you put them there.