iPhoto and assigning several songs to slideshow

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  1. Finnn

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    Chaps, in iPhoto slideshow, how can one easily assign several songs to the slideshow to play until the slideshow runs out? I pull up the songs dialog but even after multi selecting songs and clicking OK, I cannot seem to do just what I want.

    Driving me nuts - such a simple task.
     
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    You can't do that in iPhoto. I use Final Cut Pro for that simple task.
     
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    What???! You gotta be kidding ... !
    So only one song is allowed in the slideshow?
     
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    Yep you can only use 1 song in 1 slideshow.
     
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    thanks for the info PatrickGaerlan.
    But I prefer Final Cut since you can add even a splice of a song and not the whole song. The problem would arise if you have few slides to work with and you got 5 minutes to a song. It would lengthen your slideshow.
    But anyway, this is new for us. Again thanks very much.
     
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    That was a tricky one. Lol! Kbase usually works as always! Kudos!
     
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    FCP maybe too geeky for us and may not be readily available on a mac unless you but the software.
    iTunes' Playlist is limiting though so I use iMovie instead in inserting music and titles. Here's a sample. (I used one music file though, but in principle, iMovie should be able to do that)

    1. Using iPhoto, export slideshow as Movie (quicktime)
    2. Open movie in iMovie, insert music file (skimming is fun and brainless to use)
    3. Export movie to desired media formats.

    Limitations: You can't use Presentation type of quicktime - (clickable slides).

    /m
     
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