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chapter 16 iDVD Projects by Hand T he previous chapter showed you how easy it is to convert a fnished iMovie proj- ect into a bona fde DVD. But iDVD was around long before Apple combined iMovie and iDVD into the glorious package known as iLife. Then, as now, it's capable of much more than turning a single iMovie project into a single DVD. For example, if all you ever do is click the Create iDVD Project in iMovie, you'll never be able to make a DVD that contains, for example, six of your greatest iMovie mas- terpieces all on one disc. You'll never be able to create a slideshow DVD, either, which happens to be one of the world's greatest methods for displaying digital photos. And you'll never know the joy of designing your own navigational menu system, complete with menus within menus. This chapter has nothing to do with iMovie, and everything to do with iDVD. It shows you how, by doing a few more things manually, you can gain far more power and freedom. Building iDVDs Suppose that you've decided to create an iDVD project manually, rather than using the Create iDVD Project button in iMovie. While there's no one best way to put your project together, it helps to have a basic task list to work through. Here are steps for one convenient path through authoring a DVD. 1.Createanewproject. In iDVD, a project fle isn't really a single document on your hard drive. It's actually a package--a folder that Mac OS X disguises to look like a single icon. The package chapter16:idvdprojectsbyhand 385