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Create a completely blank iDVD theme Apps
Are you frustrated because there is no completely blank theme in iDVD? Full Frame (from iDVD5) doesn't cut it, since you can't remove the annoying background shape in the title text. Or can you?

Yes, you can! Just remove (or rename) the file named...

D3E3A877-38F7-11D9-90CD-000A958D65FE.tif

You'll find this file buried in /Library -> Application Support -> iDVD -> Themes -> iDVD 5 -> 0016_Full_Frame.theme -> [Control-click and choose Show Package Contents] -> Contents -> Resources -> FullFrameTitle.pox -> Contents -> Material. Easy!

Now iDVD won't show the shape any more, nor will it complain about the missing file. The end result is a completely empty theme to customize as you see fit.
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Create a completely blank iDVD theme
Authored by: ventifact on Feb 24, '06 08:31:31AM

Thank you! Cute themes are



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Create a completely blank iDVD theme
Authored by: Bakari on Feb 24, '06 08:57:42PM

Great. I'll give this a try.



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Create a completely blank iDVD theme
Authored by: Koz on Feb 26, '06 10:59:30PM

You may be able to cause a good deal less damage by creating a 640:480 black
picture (JPEG works) in Photoshop (or graphic program of your choice) and drop that into the theme well over that insane rotating globe. Then create a simple one second or so of silence in Garage Band (or other audio production program) and drop that in. That will shut up the music.

Save both of these files in a production folder ( we use "elements") so they'll be handy when you want them.

Obviously, you don't have to use black and silence, but that is what the thread title is.

Koz



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Create a completely blank iDVD theme
Authored by: msa on Mar 15, '06 01:29:24PM

Thanks for the tip...I have been looking for that possibility.
I just cant find the folders you are talking about: Idvd folder does not exist in "app support"?



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Create a completely blank iDVD theme
Authored by: Hulot on Mar 27, '06 11:03:51AM

2nd solution Create a completely blank iDVD theme

Maybe it's retail vs. OEM version. I find the file in:
iDVD->contents->resource->0016-FullFrame.theme->Content->Resources->FullFrameTitle.pox->Matrial

D3E3A877-38F7-11D9-90CD-000A958D65FE.tif
to remove or rename doesn't work for me but ...

I modifiy the alpha channel of the tif with gimp (any App able to modify the alpha channel is ok.)

>"Threshold Alpha" converts partial transparency into all-or-none transparency< quote from Gimp help.

In Gimp ->Layer->Transparency->Threshold Alpha
Set it to 255, save it, replace the original file. Voila.

Hulot



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Create a completely blank iDVD theme
Authored by: beckigordi on Dec 27, '06 09:51:43PM

The path and filename referenced above were the same on this OEM install.

To do the same work in Photoshop, you can follow these steps:

0. Close iDVD
0.5 Open the file in Photoshop
1. Apple-A, Select All
2. Delete, Clear
3. Save the file
4. Re-start iDVD.



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Create a completely blank iDVD theme
Authored by: beckigordi on Dec 27, '06 09:56:24PM

Note:

It may also be useful to strafe the tree and clear out all of the .tif files in each of the folders ending in .pox



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Create a completely blank iDVD theme
Authored by: Sara87 on Mar 26, '07 12:13:13AM

:D I can't believe there is a way to do that!! I HATE themes
I have a problem though, when I open resources I only have these (empty) folders:
da.lproj
Dutch.lproj
English.lproj
fi.lproj
French.lproj
German.lproj
Italian.lproj
Japanese.lproj
ko.lproj
no.lproj
Spanish.lproj
sv.lproj
zh_CN.lproj
zh_TW.lproj

Help!! :s



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Create a completely blank iDVD theme
Authored by: David Fielker on Dec 03, '07 06:30:31AM

Can I resurrect this topic from last year? I have tried removing the offending file D3E3A877-38F7-11D9-90CD-000A958D65FE.tif as suggested, and this doesn't work for me either. The other suggestions are either irrelevant to my system or are too complicated for me to follow!

Can anyone suggest another simple solution for this problem?

iMac OS10.4.11, 1GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo



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Create a completely blank iDVD theme
Authored by: mrwizard83118 on Feb 16, '08 08:13:08PM

Actually there is a method that is exceedingly simple.

One little known trick in iDVD is that if you want to replace the theme background AND get rid of any drop-zones, you simply click-drag whatever picture you want to use for your theme onto the iDVD window, but BEFORE YOU RELEASE THE MOUSE BUTTON press the Option key and a menu will appear on the screen that gives you the choice of replacing just the background or replacing the background AND dropzones.

If you want a totally blank theme . . . simply create a blank white graphic (640 x 480 pixels in size works nicely) and just do the Option drop into any iDVD theme. You'll end up with a blank theme that still has the title in the size/font specified in the original theme (the one you replaced).

This makes a great way to put your own background in and do away with the drop-zones so you can add your own titles etc. Of course if you want some other pictures that are transparent on top of the background, you'll have to do that yourself with the photo editing program of your choice.



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help?
Authored by: NietLight on Jun 16, '13 12:05:20PM

Ok, I gave this a try, but when I hit Option i was only given 2 choices. "Replace Background" and "Create Slideshow". There is no ""replace background & dropzones" option. When I choose "Replace Background" It only replaces the background, not everything else along with it.

Please help! I really don't want to end up using Encore! ;)



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