6146 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 30, 2007 2:58 PM by jpark26
You probably will need a 3rd party application to convert the . mov QT file that iPhoto creates into a format for the iPod. Some are VisualHub, ViddyUp, and iSquint. You can find them at VersionTracker.com.
TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance.
I've created an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. It's compatible with iPhoto 08 libraries and Leopard. iPhoto does not have to be closed to run the application, just idle. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.
Thanks; this suggestion was definitely helpful. Now, I realize my initial post ommitted some critical information. The music I selected for the iPhoto Slideshow was purchased via iTunes. However, iTunes will not let you use this music on a slideshow that is then exported to Quicktime and then imported to iTunes. I'm trying to view these "movies" on the iTouch. This seems sort of silly. I guess this is the way the digital rights management works; but this seems like this should be changed. I have purchased the music and do have the rights to it.
The error message I received when I tried this was "(the filename) could not be converted because protected files cannot be converted to other formats".
Another workaround is to burn the music to a CD; then reimport the music to iTunes. I don't like this workaround because then I have duplicate music on my iTunes (the original and then the copy which was reimported). If you reference the "copied" music from the iPhoto Slideshow then this approach will work.
Any other ideas that doesn't involve so many steps? Thank you!
I'm surprised that the .mov slideshow doesn't work. Most iPods should play .mov, .mp4 or .m4v files. It may be that the frames per second or some other spec are not compatible.
Related, but nearly opposite, question:
Is there a way to export a slideshow of photos from iPhoto or any other program without converting it to a movie or bundling in a zip file? I want to put the slideshow up on a website for download to iPod, but I don't want users to lose control over advancing the slideshow.
I also don't want to force them to download a zip file of all the images. Is there any other format that anyone knows of that could bundle a slideshow without converting it to a movie?