If Apple abandoned Aperture.....

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Abbott Schindler
Abbott Schindler Senior Member • Posts: 2,632
Re: If Apple abandoned Aperture.....

A couple of things that might help:

First, the last version of iDVD still works just great on my machines running 10.8.4. I don't know what the Apple folks were thinking, or maybe I'm just not using the feature(s) that were broken.

Second, look on the Mac App Store. There's a slew of free or very inexpensive video format conversion applications available. I've tried several and they work just fine. Most are very similar to each other.

As previously mentioned, Toast Titanium is an excellent burning application, although some blu-ray features require an optional (extra cost) plug-in. I wouldn't be without it on a Mac and, although I also run Windows VMs, wouldn't consider launching Windows just to burn discs.

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Alpha Doug
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Agreed that if you already have Parallels and Roxio Creator, that is a workaround.  But it requires running Windows.  There is a "freeware" program called Handbrake that will make almost any conversion known to man with any type of video file.  Seems to be the program of choice for those trying to transcode any video file from one format to another.

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Tom_N
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iDVD was about much more than just transcoding a single movie into a single auto-start DVD.

You could create menus and slideshows with it, and it had many themes (some with video effects like moving picture frames that could contain stills or short video clips).

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Jen Yates
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Oh my...

Another 'Apple aren't updating aperture every six months bringing in loads of great new feature I NEED NOW. Apple are so lame' thread.

Park it with the 'Adobe are updating photoshop every six months bringing in loads of lame new features I DON'T NEED. Adobe are so lame' threads.

Maybe the two groups of threads will cancel each other out in some great matter / anti-matter explosion and we can all move on.

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MikeFromMesa
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Alpha Doug wrote:

There is a "freeware" program called Handbrake that will make almost any conversion known to man with any type of video file. Seems to be the program of choice for those trying to transcode any video file from one format to another.

I downloaded and installed this on my Mac but, as far as I can tell, it will only create output video files of MP4 and MKV formats. It will not produce MP2, avi, mov or VOB formats. Perhaps it will accept them as inputs but I have not seen any way to produce them. I will look through the documentation but the only selections on the output video formats are MP4 and MKV.

If I want to create a dvd based slide show I need to be able to create VOB formats.

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miketuthill
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MikeFromMesa wrote:

Alpha Doug wrote:

There is a "freeware" program called Handbrake that will make almost any conversion known to man with any type of video file. Seems to be the program of choice for those trying to transcode any video file from one format to another.

I downloaded and installed this on my Mac but, as far as I can tell, it will only create output video files of MP4 and MKV formats. It will not produce MP2, avi, mov or VOB formats. Perhaps it will accept them as inputs but I have not seen any way to produce them. I will look through the documentation but the only selections on the output video formats are MP4 and MKV.

If I want to create a dvd based slide show I need to be able to create VOB formats.

This is a little off topic but you may wish to check out this free open source burning software:

http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/Pages/English/home.html

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MikeFromMesa
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Re: If Apple abandoned Aperture.....

miketuthill wrote:

This is a little off topic but you may wish to check out this free open source burning software:

http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/Pages/English/home.html

Thank you. I have downloaded the software and will give it a try.

As I mentioned I have Roxio Creator running under Parallels but I would rather not be running Windows software on this Mac. If I can get what I need inexpensively and native to the Mac that is far preferable.

I thought that running Windows software on the Mac would be painless and, I suppose, it is, at least relatively so. But I would prefer to stick with OS X compatible software if I can.

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Hans de Zomers
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So true Jen...guess these are real people: never happy.

I also don't see any purpose for a "what if Apple" thread. As long as Apple doesn't say that a product is abandoned/discontinues this is a complete non-issue.

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Mr Fartleberry
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Funny how an Aperture thread turns into a DVD burn one.

I switched my Aperture library to LR so I guess I don't need to be concerned. There were a lot of bugs in AP when it was released.

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Alpha Doug
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Re: If Apple abandoned Aperture.....

Mr Fartleberry wrote:

Funny how an Aperture thread turns into a DVD burn one.

I switched my Aperture library to LR so I guess I don't need to be concerned. There were a lot of bugs in AP when it was released.

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Sort of moot point.  What version of Aperture are you referring to.  I suspect it was a rather old one.

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j900
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Graham Hill wrote:

.......would they tell us or would they just keep everyone hanging?

Was there an announcement when iWeb was discontinued? I can't recall.

I guess you have your answer now.

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