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how can a view video clip i added in my slideshow?

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scorpio.72 Calculating status...
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Mar 26, 2012 9:54 PM



I just bought my first Mac and am pretty new to this...I am currently trying out the Aperture software and am able to create a slideshow with photos, music, and video. However, the video clip is not showing when I click on the play button even though I could see it in the browser. I was able to trim the clip as well and extend the music to the end of the slide, but it's showing blank.

Can someone please help me?


Thanks for the help!

MacBook, iOS 5.1
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,700 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 12:35 AM (in response to scorpio.72)

    What are the MacOS Version and Aperture Versions you are using? I assume MacOS 10.7.3 and Aperture 3.2.3?


    Video may not play properly for several reasons:


    • Check, if you have the 3ivx Video Codec installed. That codec may cause crashes or prevent video from being played. -is-installed-and-3ivx-video-codec-is-installed/
    • How did you import the video? If the video is referenced, Aperture will not be able to play it in a slideshow - the video files need to be managed (included in the Aperture Library): Consolidate the video into the Aperture library; File -> Consolidate Master
    • Is your Aperture Library inside a shared folder (eg. Users -> Shared   or your Public Folder)? Then the access control lists may prevent the video from playing properly; so move the Library to a regular folder.


    Post back, if none of this helps.




  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,890 points)

    If Léonie's ideas don;t help then answer


    The video clip is not showing in the exported slideshow or when you play the slideshow in Aperture (or both?)

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,700 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 10:30 AM (in response to scorpio.72)

    .As far as the 3ivx video codec if it's installed, i don't think i have that issue because I could see the video on my viewer. It just won't show during playback of slideshow or export. I'm not seeing the problem on that link that Leonie gave me.


    That link describes the problem for iMacs. There the codec is known to cause crashes. I suggested you check if the codec is installed, because I have seen some post that reported video not playing caused by this codec on MacBooks.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,890 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 10:45 AM (in response to scorpio.72)

    So you see it in  Aperture but not when you export the slideshow and play it in, Quick Time?


    What are the export settings you are using?


    Continue to follow Léonie's advice re the codecs, that's  still your best advice.

  • arhill Calculating status...

    Hi, I had a similar problem.

    I think in my case the problem was the frame rate. It was set at 24, but as per, apple likes 30fps for a 640px movie.


    try to run it through MPEG streamclip (it's a free download) and convert it to 30 FPS Jpeg mov files. Hope this helps.


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