need quick help adding music to slideshow

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by old cholo, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. old cholo macrumors member

    old cholo

    Jan 22, 2007
    So. California
    please can someone help me add more than one song to my slideshow??? i have it in idvd but i would be ready to start over with what ever - i am running mac os x 10,5,8 with ilife 08 thanks and PLEASE HURRY tanks
  2. xStep macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2003
    Less lost in L.A.
    First, never ask people to hurry to help you. They are responding out of kindness and using their time.

    It sounds like you used iPhoto to create the show. If that is correct, export the slide show using the File-->Export option using the 'Large (640x480)' size. First, in iPhoto, de-select the 'Play music during slideshow'.

    Open iMovie 08, import the movie you exported from iPhoto using the 'File-->Import-->Movies...' option. Create a new Event to place it in by using the import options. Create a new project and drag your movie into it. Add the multiple songs of interest. You can trim where they start and end by using the little gear that appears in the to right area of the green background, which is your background music.

    Keep in mind that if you want two or more songs to play their full length, the movie must be long enough, so you have to make the time each picture is on the screen long enough to make that time up.

    P.S. I had to use iMovie 09 for testing this, so have to assume that the trimming feature is in 08 too. I did use iPhoto 08 for my test.
  3. JSFM35X macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2009
    LI, NY
    I would share the iphoto slide show with imovie and hit the i tunes note on the middle right of screen. Drag the song you want to the upper right (Project area) and the background will turn green. You are done. If you want multiple songs, you need to drag the song into the time line and slide the song to wher it should end. really easy, trust me i am a noob.

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