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export a slideshow to mp4

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Nov 8, 2013 9:35 AM

I'm trying to export a slide show in iPhoto to mp4 on my desktop.  I managed to do it once before with no problems but have since decided to do it again so I could add a few more photos to it.

 

I picked Export-settings to higest resolution-save to desktop.

I chose about 5 or 6 songs for the slide show. I have tried both play slides for about 3 sec. each and also match pictures to length of music. In both cases the slideshow in Preview played without a problem. I have tried exporting but it seems to get about 3/4 finished and then hangs up on the last photo. I can see it is still working on the last photo as it is still dark. What would be the problem? 

 

Auntbeach

MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Nov 8, 2013 9:53 AM (in response to auntbeach)

    How much free space do you have on your boot drive?  Turn off Energy Saving for the duration of the export effort.

     

    Have you tried exporting without the songs to try to isolate the cause?

     

    As a test launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library.  Import some photos and test to see if the same problem persists. Does it?

     

     

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  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Nov 8, 2013 9:59 AM (in response to auntbeach)

    Yes.  They've limited the sizes you can export to.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Nov 8, 2013 10:04 AM (in response to auntbeach)

    As a test launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library.  Import some photos and test to see if the same problem persists. Does it?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Nov 8, 2013 10:49 AM (in response to auntbeach)

    Select your hard drive on the Desktop and type Command + i to bring up it's Info window. The window will give the the info:

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  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Nov 8, 2013 11:33 AM (in response to Old Toad)

    They don't limit the number of slides.  When a slideshow is exported it creates a rather large movie file and if there isn't enough free space you can have problems.

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