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PbFt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Greetings all,
I have created a new slideshow with iPhoto 09 for the first time. I am trying to link several selections from iTunes and have the "play music during slideshow" checkbox selected. When I play the slideshow I have all the visuals but no sound. I just trashed all the preferences to get the iTunes selection box to populate, now this. Any help or experience with the same problem is welcome.

G5 with 1Gb RAM., Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (128,620 points)
    Try download and re-install the iLife 9.0.3 update from here

    http://support.apple.com/downloads/iLifeSupport_9_03

    and repair permissions.

    Regards

    TD
  • PbFt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Updated iLife and repaired permissions. Still not working.

    I did notice that when I tried to make a custom playlist from iTunes iPhoto said the selections could not be found. Did I mention that my iTunes library is not in the default location? Instead I have a shortcut to a remote drive. Would that make a difference?
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (121,125 points)
    Did I mention that my iTunes library is not in the default location? Instead I have a shortcut to a remote drive. Would that make a difference?


    Yes, that might make a difference. There's a way to move a library to another location so that all other apps know about it. I believe it's done the iTune's Advance preferences - the Change button. I'd verify that in the iTunes forum first.


  • PbFt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, I have used the change button but also have the shortcut in the default iTunes folder. Everything in iTunes works like a charm.
  • PbFt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Where are the Theme Music and Music Samples files kept? iPhoto seems to not have a problem with those. Can I convert the file to a different format and place it in that location?
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (128,620 points)
    The music sample files are stored within the iPhoto.app package file

    iPhoto.app/Contents/Resources/Music

    And are m4a files. However, I would caution you that messing around inside the application package file may cause iPhoto to stop working altogether.

    The Theme music is stored at

    HD / LiBarry / Application Support/ iLifeSlideshow / Audio

    Again the files are m4a, but in this case each is accompanied by a similarly named plist file.

    The same warning applies.

    Regards

    TD
  • PbFt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So...Is there a better place to temporarily move or copy just the two or three songs for this slideshow? Because it seems that iPhoto (or the iLifeHelper app) does not like the fact that I have my iTunes library on a remote drive. Never had this problem with '06 version! Or can I just forego the music in iPhoto. Export the slideshow to iMovie and make the slideshow fit the length of the music there? I am running out of patience with these issues and I need to finish this project somehow.
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (128,620 points)
    I'm not sure that the location on a different disk is an issue. I have my iTunes library on one with no issues. However, sharing in the iLife apps is governed by xml files in the relevant Library. I know that iPhoto has trouble creating valid xml files on disks not formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Perhaps iTunes does too. So, what format is that disk?

    Options:

    You can create a smaller iTunes library on your start up disk = Hold down the option (or alt) key key and launch iTunes. From the resulting menu select 'Create Library' and move the required tracks there

    or yes, you can construct the Slideshow in iMovie, PhotoToMovie or FInal Cut Express.

    Regards

    TD
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (121,125 points)
    I had problems with some 3rd party slideshow apps when I had the library on an external HD. However, I'm not sure I moved it there like I told you to do.

    If you have Quicktime Pro there is a fairly easy way to add your music to the slideshow. It goes like this:

    1 - export the slideshow from iPhoto without the music.
    2 - if you have more than one music track to use join them together into a new file with an audio editor like Garageband, Amadeus Pro or Audacity.
    3 - open your music track with QT Pro 7.
    4 - Open the slideshow movie with QT Pro.
    4 - in the slideshow window type Command+A (select all) and then Command+C (copy).
    5 - go to the slideshow window in QT Player and select Edit->Add to Selection and Scale.
    6 - save the merged item as a self contained movie.

    This will add the slideshow to the music and scale the slideshows length to match the music. Don't do it the other way around as the music timing will be altered changing the speed and pitch of the music.

    With this method and if you have more than one track you can overlap and fade between tracks eliminating the dead air that often results between tracks. It also will assure that the music will end with the last slide. NOTE: I add a blank, black slide at the end of my slideshows so the last slide fades to black and the music ends on the black slide.
  • PbFt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yeah, you got me before on that one. I moved my iPhoto library to my firewire drive (HFS) from my Buffalo NAS (Linux FAT32?) but I left my iTunes library on the NAS to save space. I will try the temporary fix with a smaller library on my local drive.
  • PbFt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Tried creating the new iTunes library and iPhoto still shows the old playlists and music. Even with iTunes open. What could that indicate? Is there some systemic issue at play here? iLifeHelper corrupted?
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (128,620 points)
    Restart your Machine. Open the new iTunes Library first. Then iPhoto. Does that find them?

    Regards

    TD
  • PbFt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Still no luck. Old playlists still populate the browser.
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (121,125 points)
    Delete the iPhoto, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, and iApps, com.apple.iApps.plist, preference files. Launch iTunes and then iPhoto. See if that will get it working again.
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