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Can't add music to my imovie

2986 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2012 7:36 AM by iluvryguy RSS
iluvryguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 27, 2012 12:15 PM

I have i-life '11 and an imac. I am trying to add one song from itunes to my 4 minute long i-movie. I have read several imovie help tutorials and nothing helps. When I choose the audio/music icon, there is supposed to be an arrow next to the itunes icon I can click on to choose which song I want, but there is no arrow. Just the itunes icon. When I click on the icon nothing helps me. I can ony get help from apple if I pay $60 for phone support. Can anyone help me?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Noreen KB Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 6:03 PM (in response to iluvryguy)

    I don't want to be overly simplistic, but just thought I would ask if when you click the music note icon in iMovie, do you then see folders for iMovie sound effects, iLife sound effects, Garage Band and iTunes?   If so, is there a triangle next to iTunes with the point of the triangle aiming toward the word iTunes?  Click the triangle and it will rotate 90 degrees, revealing your iTunes library and playlists.  Then click on the song you want and drag it to where you want it to play in your movie project.  The barely-visible white gear icon on the green song strip will allow you to trim the clip or adjust the duration of the fade in and fade out of the song.


    Hope this helped.  I know that you said you don't have an arrow, but the triangle doesn't actually look like an arrow.

  • Noreen KB Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 6:45 PM (in response to iluvryguy)

    Sorry.  Hopefully someone will come along as I have not encountered that problem (yet).


    Just curious--if you were to try to create a slideshow in iPhoto, is iTunes also missing there?  Just pick an event, click create, then slideshow.  Once in slideshow, click the music note.  I just went in to try it as I never use iPhoto's slideshow and iTunes appears there also with the entire library listed.  Knowing if iTunes is inacessible in both programs might help identify the problem.  Sorry I am of no help. 


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