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Chapter 4. iDVD > Movies media

Movies media

The Movies pane displays movie files that you can drag to menu backgrounds, buttons, or menu drop zones. iDVD automatically shows the Movies folder that's in your Home folder, but you might have other movies located in other folders or perhaps on other drives.

To show other folders that contain movies in the Movies list: Go to the iDVD application menu and choose “Preferences….” Click the “Movies” icon at the top of the preferences window. Click the “Add…” button, then choose a folder containing movie files from the Open dialog box that appears. Or simply drag a folder of movie clips from any Finder window to the Movies list in the Media pane.

To add a movie or a slideshow to a drop zone, drag a movie file or a folder of photos on top of a drop zone. When the drop zone highlights with a striped border, let go. If part of the image area is cut off, press-and-drag on the movie or photo to move it around inside the drop zone.

Three ways to drag a movie from the Media pane or Finder window to a menu:

  • Drag a movie from the pane and drop it onto the menu background. The movie becomes a button that links to that movie.

  • Option-drag a movie and drop it onto the menu background. The current background is replaced, but the drop zone remains.

  • Command-Option–drag a movie to the menu background. The current background is replaced, and the drop zone disappears.

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