Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 11:13 AM (in response to boscoe j fritz)
Do you have QT movie files in an iDVD slideshow with or without still photos? If so under settings make sure you don't have the last option, Duck audio whil playing movies, checked:
If you have just a QT movie file in the slideshow it would be best if you added the music to it in iPhoto before exporting as a QT movie for inclusion in an iDVD project.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 11:27 AM (in response to Old Toad)
I made the slideshow in iPhoto '09, then opened music menu. No QT or movies involved. Have been taking keepsake books, making into slideshow (doing audio in iPhoto) then sharing via iDVD which has successfully using chosen audio.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 12:54 PM (in response to boscoe j fritz)
The Share to iDVD creates a QT movie file of the book as a slideshow and adds it to the iDVD menu widow. The resulting QT file is saved in the Pictures/iPhoto Slideshows folder. Here's a test I just completed:
So if you're not getting music in the resulting slideshow export it may be due to the fact that the audio tract used was purchased from iTunes and was protected. Those tracks can't be used in QT movie or iDVD projects.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 6:56 PM (in response to Old Toad)
Good, now I know about QT movie being created for the iDVD project. I had read about iTunes purchases not being available for the audio, but I own this CD and put it into my iTunes library. Now what? Thx for your help, bj
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 9:45 AM (in response to boscoe j fritz)
Try recreating the slideshow from scratch in iPhoto and this time just export the slideshow out to the Desktop at large or medium size. Then try playing. If it's successful put the file in the iPhoto Slideshow folder and drag it into an open iDVD project window.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 8:24 PM (in response to Old Toad)
Okay, very interesting routes. Here's two ways I did it...both successfully playing music but both, when dragged to iDVD had no audio.
Export 'slideshow' to iPhoto Slideshow folder
Export 'QT' to desktop
They both play when opened but don't when put into iDVD.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 9:26 AM (in response to boscoe j fritz)
I could say that your iDVD is on the "fritz" but won't (sorry, people do that with my name frequently and I just couldn't pass up this opportunity).
However, you may have a bad preference file or cache.
Try this basic troubleshooting fix :
1 - delete the IDVD preference file, com.apple.iDVD.plist, that resides in your
User/Home/Library/ Preferences folder.
2 - delete IDVD'S cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your
3 - launch IDVD and try again.