4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 2, 2014 10:45 PM by Terence Devlin
GoFigaro Level 1 Level 1

When creating a slideshow, iPhoto crashes every time I select "Fit slideshow to music." It will not even play the selected music at all.

Apple iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.4), also PowerBooks, iPhone
  • GoFigaro Level 1 Level 1

    This is iPhoto 9.5.1, by the way.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10

    As a Test:


    Hold down the option (or alt) key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Create Library'


    Import a few pics into this new, blank library. Is the Problem repeated there?


    Post back with the result.

  • GoFigaro Level 1 Level 1

    It worked in a new library, but I need to get it to work in the original library. Still doesn't.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10

    That was a test. It tells us that the issue is rooted in the original library.


    Option 1

    Back Up and try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild. Choose to Repair Database. If that doesn't help, then try again, this time using Rebuild Database.


    If that fails:


    Option 2

    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. (In early versions of Library Manager it's the File -> Rebuild command. In later versions it's under the Library menu.)


    This will create an entirely new library. It will then copy (or try to) your photos and all the associated metadata and versions to this new Library, and arrange it as close as it can to what you had in the damaged Library. It does this based on information it finds in the iPhoto sharing mechanism - but that means that things not shared won't be there, so no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your events, albums and keywords, faces and places back.


    Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one.