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Changing music with Front Row Slideshow from iPhoto

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How do I change the music on the slide show that comes up when I choose an iPhoto library from front row? I've tried in itunes and iphoto but don't see to be choosing the right thing.
imac 20", Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Kevin Arnold Level 2 Level 2 (325 points)
    To change the music for a slideshow, go into iPhoto, pick the album you are interested in and hit the play button. Then select the music tab and which song/playlist you want to have played with that album and hit Apply.

    From then on, Front Row should play your music selection for that album.
  • iDVD Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
    ok make a new slideshow drag the photos you want in the slideshow ok? go into that slideshow folder go to music and choose what you want then go to settings to change if you the song to prepeat the song during the slide show or fit slide to music, then apply it all and go to front row and watch it

    ~ChRiS
    iMac G5, original iBook Clamshell 300Mhz G3 OS9.2.2, eMachines T2080, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 512MB, 32MB, 480MB
  • dangerdoom Calculating status...
    I have a similar question about controling music and viewing photos from within front row. My computer has seemed to lose the ability for me to choose any song directly from front row while viewing a photo slide show. Now, when selecting a slideshow, for some reason it will switch the song that I choose to the default Sample Music (or whatever is selected as the default music selection under the Play button in iPhoto). Is there any way for me to regain this ability again? My computer is only 2 weeks old and I really loved the feature that I seemed to have lost. : (
    20" intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Kevin Arnold Level 2 Level 2 (325 points)
    The intended behavior is to always play a song through iPhoto when playing a slideshow. This is defined in iPhoto as a default song for all slideshows or on a particular album.

    Front Row always will silence any currently playing item when starting a new movie/video/slideshow/song.
    Core Duo mini, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • dangerdoom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Front Row always will silence any currently playing item when starting a new movie/video/slideshow/song. <</div>

    Even when a song is chosen and set directly from Front Row? I was hoping I could view my photo library/albums and alternate songs by going back and forth through Front Row. I guess the closest thing to this is by not selecting an album/slideshow & staying on the photo preview menu?

    thanks for the help kevin, it looks like you answer a lot of questions on this forum.
    20" intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Kevin Arnold Level 2 Level 2 (325 points)
    Right, it doesn't matter if the song is playing from Front Row or previously playing in iTunes, Front Row will pause it when starting a new slideshow.

    Staying on the photo preview menu would work.

    If you don't mind pre-setting the songs per iPhoto album ahead of time (in iPhoto) you'll get those played every time you select the album.

    You're welcome. You could say I have a passion for Front Row and want to try to help people enjoy it as much as possible!

    Kevin
    Core Duo mini, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Jim Alden Level 2 Level 2 (380 points)
    The problem is, you can't choose music for slideshows that is on the remote computer. As I am only using the mini as a server to play iMac content on my TV, I don't have any music files on the mini. Was hoping Front Row could stream both the photos as well as the music from my iMac, and stick with what music has been set for each slideshow as preset in iPhoto on my iMac.
    iMac G5 20 Rev. B, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • munkee1986 Calculating status...
    Hi... I was having the same problem with my Frontrow, but the interesting thing is, I had a G5 iMac before this one. On that computer, I was able to keep my music playing in iTunes (Frontrow) and then I was able to start a slideshow in iPhoto (also while in front row) without having my music changed. Also, my friend has a macbook pro and he is able to play his music uninterrupted, too. I've tried comparing my settings and they're all the same! It's rather confusing for me and I would appreciate any further input. Thanks!
    iMac Intel Core Duo 17", Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Kevin Arnold Level 2 Level 2 (325 points)
    Are you both running the same version of iPhoto?
    G5, G4s, Mac Book Pro, DC mini, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • dangerdoom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I actually figured out how to reclaim the music control feature. I noticed that it was the iPhoto update that killed the feature. The trick for me was to go into iPhoto and delete only the music files in it's RESOURCES folder. After that go to iPhoto and change the music setting under the play button by highlighting the Garageband playlist (which should now be empty since you removed the music) followed by saving the settings. Now it was important that it was the Garageband playlist that was highlighted and saved or otherwise the feature didnt work. I doubt this is an official fix for this but it's worked for me.
    20" intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Anconeus Calculating status...
    Thanks for this post. It worked. I've been wondering how to do that...
    Mini Core Duo 1GB, iMac Core 2 Duo 512MB, PowerBook G4 1.25GB, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • matttayres Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    brilliant - that worked for me! thanks
    G4 Powerbook, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • Wildatheart Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Thanks so much; that's my one frustration with Front Row eliminated.
    Powerbook G4 1.5Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.7), 160GB harddrive replacement
  • George Henderson Calculating status...
    Could you please tell me where to find the iPhoto "Resources" folder?
    Thanks!
    Dual 2.7 G-5 PowerMac; Also MacBook 1.83CD, 2GB RAM, Choose, 4GB RAM, 250+500GB SATA Drives, 23" cinema DisplayBrother MFC-5440CN Printer
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