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I have iphoto When I try to make a slideshow with music, I hit the music button however, even though itunes is listed it will not open up so that I can select a song of songs. It defaults to a song that I did not select. How do I open itunes Gerald [email protected]

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Please close out of iPhoto and iTunes

Open iTunes first then open iPhoto; now try opening iTunes in iPhoto

Let me know if it works
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sorry it did not open - when i hit itunes a song plays but I can not open the itunes file to select a song also how do I select two songs to play during the slide show. Thanks, Jerry

Hi Jerry,

Do you mean when you select iTunes within iPhoto that it plays a random song?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes - it is the same song ( a xmas song ) The itunes will not open

OK try this..


  1. Quit iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, and iTunes.

  2. In the Finder, locate your iTunes folder.

    It is usually in [Home]/Music/iTunes or [Home]/Documents/iTunes. If it’s not there, search for it.

  3. Open the iTunes folder and drag the iTunes Music Library.xml file to your desktop.

  4. Open iTunes and create a new playlist (choose File > New Playlist).

  5. Quit iTunes and open iPhoto.

    You should now see your iTunes library when creating a slideshow.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I will try this josh but I have an appointment. Can I have an email address to contact you later - sorry - what is my document #


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

josh, Can we continue with my iphoto problem. Here was my original question Jerry xxxx [email protected] my cc is already on file I have iphoto When I try to make a slideshow with music, I hit the music button however, even though itunes is listed it will not open up so that I can select a song of songs. It defaults to a song that I did not select. How do I open itunes

Hi Jerry,

Did you get a chance to try this..


  1. Quit iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, and iTunes.

  2. In the Finder, locate your iTunes folder.

    It is usually in [Home]/Music/iTunes or [Home]/Documents/iTunes. If it’s not there, search for it.

  3. Open the iTunes folder and drag the iTunes Music Library.xml file to your desktop.

  4. Open iTunes and create a new playlist (choose File > New Playlist).

  5. Quit iTunes and open iPhoto.

    You should now see your iTunes library when creating a slideshow.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Josh,


the music library file looks like a binary code file(does not list songs). I put it on the desktop.I opened a new playlist in itunes put some songs in it - but the itunes in iphoto still will not open. Did I miss something


Jerry


 

Do you mind if we do a screen sharing session so I can view the issue?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Ok, not a problem

Navigate to http://166.78.231.170:8040/ and type in the code "1".
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Unable to launch

Please make sure any popup blocker is turned off
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

okay - we will try again

OK --
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sorry still not working I unchecked block pop- up in my Safari

That is very strange -- I had someone else connect to my session to test the connectivity and it worked.

Has iPhoto ever worked properly with iTunes?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No - every time I try it will not open yet one song will play - very odd

Have you attempted to uninstall/reinstall iPhoto?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no. I am not sure how to do that.

Put the iPhoto.app in the trash (Drag it from your Applications Folder to the trash)

On 10.5: Go to HD/Library/Receipts and remove any pkg file there with iPhoto in the name.

On 10.6: Those receipts may be found as follows: In the Finder use the Go menu and select Go To Folder. In the resulting window type

/var/db/receipts/

A Finder Window will open at that location and you can remove the iPhoto pkg files.

Re-install.

Here is the link to install iPhoto again --> https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/6970/apple-iphoto

Click on the Download link in blue near the top(to the right is Buy); DO NOT click on the green button that says Download Now.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Will do - thanks - we'll let you know if this works

OK great
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

the update will not open it needs 10.5 I am running 10.4 how can I reinstall the iphoto that I currently have

Hi Jerry,

Did you uninstall iPhoto?

Where did you purchase iPhoto from?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No i did not uninstall iphoto it came with my mac package. Can I reinstall what I have? I am not sure they even have iphoto for 10.4 I think I may just have to update my operating system. Amazing isn't it all I wanted to do was add a little music to a slide show!!

OK let's try this..

Close iPhoto and iTunes

Open iPhoto while holding down the Command+Option Keys

Select Repair Permissions and after that is complete, run Repair Database

Now try adding the music
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I tried your last idea - opened itunes in iphoto hit the icon on the left next to the word itunes and it opened up Thanks for all the help and ideas - well appreciated.


Jerry