iMovie Help needed!!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by JasonBourne1, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. JasonBourne1 macrumors regular

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    Im trying to add music on to my iMovie project, but every time I try to do it, an error message comes up saying "The file could not be located".
    I previously consolidated my iTunes library with Seagate External Hard Drive, which appears to be causing the problem.
    How do I overcome this by locating the file?
    Pls help
     
  2. xStep macrumors 68000

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    Go into iTunes and find the file. Does it play in iTunes? If not, then iTunes has lost it. Do a show info on the song and see where it thinks the song is. The file name will be the last part of the path. Search that name using Spotlight, assuming you have 10.4 or higher.
     
  3. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    I agree that you need to verify the song still plays in iTunes and if not, fix that. If you click on a song that iTunes can't find, it will open a dialog box to allow you to point to the song's new location. My iTunes library is on an external drive and adding songs to iMovie still works.
     
  4. JasonBourne1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The song plays on iTunes, so there is no issue there. I cant figure out why it wont play it in iMovie
     
  5. trev1980 macrumors newbie

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    Was it a iTunes purchased song with DRM? If so it will not play in other apps, I think! Wow my first post - I hope I am correct, sorry if not!
     
  6. monuments macrumors newbie

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    Imovie EDITING Q.....

    hey i am also new to imovie but have finished a couple of small projects so am a little familiar with it, but one small problem i cant figure out.

    im adding an mp3 to a video of myself drumming to the same mp3. problem is to match them up perfectly i either need to edit the mp3 to be about 3 seconds shorter which i dont want to do... or move the the video clip up to start about 3 seconds later than the audio does, make sense? pretty much i dont wanna crop the video clip but just scooch it up about 3 seconds.

    can anyone help me? really appreciate it. cheers, Dominick
     
  7. xStep macrumors 68000

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  8. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    You are correct :D, although there are ofcourse ways around this. Search the internet.

    P.s. Xstep thank you for the notion.
     

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