Apple has updated one of the core applications included as part of its iLife 04 suite, iDVD. The new version of iDVD, 4.0.1, is available for download through the Software Update system preference pane.
iDVD enables Mac users to create their own DVD projects using still photos from iPhoto, video they’ve edited with iMovie, and music they have from iTunes or that they’ve created using GarageBand. iDVD 4 — the new version included in iLife 04 — adds 20 new Hollywood-style themes, many with intro movies and submenus that can be personalized. Also new in iDVD 4 is the DVD Map, which provides an overview of the entire iDVD project.
This new release of iDVD — 4.0.1 — “will provide for improved reliability when authoring and burning DVDs,” according to Apple. Apple recommends the update for all users of iDVD 4.