Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 6:44 AM (in response to thatoneguyjm)
I have the exact same problem on my new Macbook Pro - using original account (but this also occurs in newly created accounts and migrated account).
Sounds show up in iMovie HD. The loops are there in the library but there are no sounds listed in iPhoto or iMovie. Loops do show up in Garageband.
I have repaired permissions and reinstalled iLife with no luck.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 9:46 AM (in response to Matthew Morgan)
Yes, I did try that but the media browser didn't seem like it would take them there. I could add them to an individual timeline for a project but not to the audio part of the media browser. iPhoto shows up fine and I can add photos there easily but no audio option for either iMovie or for iPhoto slideshows.
I only have caf format in the Apple Sound Effects library folder. I tried adding one aif file but no luck and I believe the aif is not what I need anyway but I am not sure.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 10:45 AM (in response to ajwms)
You could drag things into the sound effects browser in older versions of iMovie. I guess it's no longer possible to do.
Are the effects present in your Library>Audio>Apple Loops>Apple folder?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 11:14 AM (in response to Matthew Morgan)
Yes, they are there
HD/Library/Audio/Apple Loops/Apple/iLife Sound Effects/ - all kinds of subfolders with media in them.
Everyone has Read privs and system and owner have Read/Write privs on the folders.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 11:57 AM (in response to ajwms)
The only other thing I can think of to try is forcing iMovie to rebuild it's preferences.
Move this folder out to the Desktop.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 12:11 PM (in response to Matthew Morgan)
Yes, I tried that as well. Trashed any pref I could find referencing iMovie, iPhoto and iApps in both user and System library folders.
Same blank audio media pane as the screenshot at the start of this thread. So odd, the files are there but somehow the pointer just doesn't find them or iTunes, which also has music in it that plays just fine within iTunes.
Thanks for the suggestions!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2011 10:17 AM (in response to ajwms)
It is possible that the iTunes Library may also be the culprit. iMovie may be trying to reach your current library file and encountering an error.
Have you tried creating a test iTunes library? You can do this by holding option while launching iTunes.
BTW, iMovie '11 originally stored those sound effects in the root Library. They were later moved to the application iMovie.app resources folder so a reinstall will bring them back.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2011 1:59 PM (in response to thatoneguyjm)
I finally got it resolved when I found this thread:
I solved it by grabbing the iLifeMediaPlugins for another Mac in my office and copying them to the laptop where this issue was showing.
Rebooted and now my media browser shows the tunes again - both iTunes and the iLife sounds.
Just wanted to pass along a possible solution.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 1:01 AM (in response to thatoneguyjm)