5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 17, 2009 4:47 AM by Terence Devlin
jparikh Level 1 Level 1
hi All,

I like the sample sound track which comes with iphoto .. "endless summer" and wanted to know if i want to use it for the background in imovie how could i do that ? .. i am not able to find this file and other's which come standard with iphoto any where on my computer.

thanks in advance.

MBP 13", Mac OS X (10.5.7)
Solved by Terence Devlin on Jul 31, 2009 11:49 PM Solved
The files are inside the application package.

So, right click on the iPhoto.app package in the Applications Folder.

From the resulting menu select ‘Show Package Contents’

A Finder Window will open at the Contents Folder.

Inside the Contents Folder you’ll find the Resources folder. Inside that you’ll find the Music Folder and there are the tracks.

Copy them and move the copies to the desktop. Then add them to iTunes or whatever.

Warning: Moving, changing, renaming or otherwise altering anything inside the iPhoto.app can render the application useless.

Regards

TD
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife
    The files are inside the application package.

    So, right click on the iPhoto.app package in the Applications Folder.

    From the resulting menu select ‘Show Package Contents’

    A Finder Window will open at the Contents Folder.

    Inside the Contents Folder you’ll find the Resources folder. Inside that you’ll find the Music Folder and there are the tracks.

    Copy them and move the copies to the desktop. Then add them to iTunes or whatever.

    Warning: Moving, changing, renaming or otherwise altering anything inside the iPhoto.app can render the application useless.

    Regards

    TD
  • Glo H Level 4 Level 4
    Warning: Moving, changing, renaming or otherwise altering anything inside the iPhoto.app can render the application useless.


    TD's warning is well worth heeding. I have read many posts from users whose problems were caused by tampering with iPhoto's inner workings. An easier way is to purchase the song for $1.29 from iTunes. Then you will have the entire song to use/edit as you see fit. Ultimately, it is up to you to choose the method with which you are comfortable.
  • jparikh Level 1 Level 1
    thanks for your reply. it worked.
  • Rasti Level 1 Level 1
    This answer does not work, at least not for me. The "Music" folder contains the "Sample Music" (e.g. "Island Celebration"), but not the "Theme Music" of which "Endless Summer" is a part. Any tips on where I can find "Endless Summer"? I am using iPhoto 9.0.
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife
    You can drag the tracks form the Music window in iPhoto to the desktop and a copy will be exported for you.

    This tells you that the filename for the Track ‘Endless Summer’ is actually ‘Classic.m4a’. These theme audio files are at

    HD/Library/Application%20Support/iLifeSlideshow/Audio/

    Regards

    TD