itune playlist for a slideshow

Discussion in 'iPod' started by indira, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. indira macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2007
    I am new to this forum so hopefully I will be able to explain an extremely frustrating problem.

    I have developed a great slideshow and painstakingly timed slides to a playlist of 8 songs. The songs were selected to sort of tell a story of a trip I just experienced with my daughter.

    Here is the frustrating part, the play list just plays without all the beautiful fading I want between songs. One song abruptly stops and then moves on to the next. Even when I alter the start and stop times that information does not process to the slide show.

    Is there any way to make a smooth group of songs for a slideshow? It seems like I have tried everything in options and preferences but the info won't transfer to a playlist.

    Any ideas would be so appreciated!!!
  2. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2005
    far away
    You choose the iTunes playlist from inside iPhoto, I suppose.

    What happens if you close iTunes before you start iPhoto? Does it make any difference?
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    not sure if you can do all that through iTunes or iPhoto (which i assume you're using). iMovie lets you do things like that but it's not as easy to make a slideshow in iMovie as iPhoto (it's easy, just not as easy).
  4. indira thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2007

    Because I was so far into this project with all the timing and coordination of slides I decided to just get it over with and burn it with those abrupt albeit small gaps.

    However, I am definitely going to try your idea the next time. There just seems to be something not right with my playlist blending skills or there is some "issue" with how the playlist info configures into a slideshow.
  5. indira thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2007

    Yep it is definitely easier to make a slideshow in iPhoto and then send it to iDvd at least for me. Now I have not used iMovie to make a slideshow so that may be worthy of exploration.

    I actually was wondering if the GarageBand could help me blend the songs but I just took a brief look "in" there and decided that was going to take me a month to figure where to even start with it.

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