Urgently need to reinstall iDVD - Please Help!

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Please help!

I am making a DVD as a present to my family for Christmas and iDVD has gone tits up, so I need to reinstall. But I cannot find any iLife installation disk! My G5 came with iLife 04 pre-installed, and I don't think there was a disk. (On the OSX disk there is "Install Bundled Sofware Only" but it always comes up with "error reading package").

In desperation, I found an installer on the 'Net (I do own it, after all!); it reinstalled it fine but killed all my themes - including the one I am using for my family!

Please help! My Christmas present is about to be ruined ...


  • Reply 1 of 6
    I only actually need one theme - I think it's called Collage or Montage. Can someone send me that theme? Do they even exist as separate files? Anyway, the theme is the very top right one here.


    PS: I can only find OSX discs 1 and 2 that came with my computer. Should there also have been a Software Restore disc? Maybe that's got iLife 04 on it? Not that I know where it is, if it exists.

  • Reply 2 of 6
    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    I don't have the latest version, but this is what I found. Hope it works.

  • Reply 3 of 6
    Thankyou for your kind help, but I'm afraid the Zip did not work! Stuffit says there are 2023406814 hours remaining (!) and Terminal Unzip says:


    End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not

    a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the

    latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on

    the last disk(s) of this archive.

    Would you mind resending it, perhaps as a disk image? I'm sorry to impose, but you might just save Christmas!

    Thanks so much.
  • Reply 4 of 6

    I managed to get a friend to email the file to me.

    Special thanks to Ebby - although your zip did not work, it did show me the file name I needed to look for!

  • Reply 5 of 6
    hirohiro Posts: 2,663member
    iDVD is on the Software Restore Directory of one of the 2 grey DVDs that came with your G5. I think it accesses through the Additional Software portion of the installer. That should let you get your install back to full-up status.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    Ah, I'm sorry it didn't work. I went to sleep right after so I didn't get your message until now.

    Glad to see you still got it though.
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