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« on: October 27, 2008, 06:24:39 PM »

For some reason, LR is not finding my iTunes playlists.  I select the refresh option, but still nothing.

Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008, 06:16:47 PM »

Lightroom plays music?
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008, 07:09:16 PM »

I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere...but it's kind of like watching Bush try to tell it...painful.

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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008, 09:29:16 PM »

I certainly hope the original poster is joking... his website shows that he's doing a workshop on Lightroom in early Nov. All I can say is that if he's not joking, this inquiry may lead to his embarrassment.

To me, this is like going to Burger King, ordering a Big Mac, and then inquiring as to why it isn't on the menu.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008, 09:37:33 PM »

Oh god, what if he is actually serious, thinking the slideshow browse for folder means playlist?  If he's really giving a seminar now i REALLY hope this is a joke!!

If not -  'browse for folder with music' means a folder of mp3's, not itunes playlist.

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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2008, 10:19:02 PM »

On a Mac it is an iTunes playlist, on PC it is mp3's.

 He wants to add music to his slideshow playing within LR.

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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2008, 07:02:15 AM »

Gee ... thanks for all the support guys!     and thanks Rich for pointing out the difference between Mac and PC.

Seriously though, on my MacPro at the office I can choose a playlist from my iTunes library with no problem.  On my iMac at home it can't find it.  

And as far as the workshop goes, I have been using Lr professionally since the first Beta and use it probably 5-6 hours a day (sometimes more) at least 6 days a week. I've already run these workshops successfully so no worries there.  The workshop on Nov. 15 is on the Library and Develop modules only.  So hopefully, with the generous and kind support from members of this forum my iTunes problem will be solved before I do the Slideshow module workshop eh!?  


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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2008, 07:20:37 AM »

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Gee ... thanks for all the support guys!     and thanks Rich for pointing out the difference between Mac and PC.

Seriously though, on my MacPro at the office I can choose a playlist from my iTunes library with no problem.  On my iMac at home it can't find it.  

And as far as the workshop goes, I have been using Lr professionally since the first Beta and use it probably 5-6 hours a day (sometimes more) at least 6 days a week. I've already run these workshops successfully so no worries there.  The workshop on Nov. 15 is on the Library and Develop modules only.  So hopefully, with the generous and kind support from members of this forum my iTunes problem will be solved before I do the Slideshow module workshop eh!?
What happens if you delete Lightroom's preferences files? Actually, you could move it to your desktop to see it changes something. In the preferences file, I can see  some references to a music source folder…

Edit: I remember that on one occasion I had to toggle music sharing in iTunes (Off -> On ->Off or On -> Off -> On) to get Lightroom to play music during a slideshow.
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2008, 07:26:33 AM »

That's weird that the mac and pc versions would be different like that.  Sorry!!

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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2008, 05:45:32 PM »

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He wants to add music to his slideshow playing within LR.

That answers my question. Lightroom does play music (in the slideshow module). That's cool, I never noticed that before.
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2008, 09:45:19 PM »

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What happens if you delete Lightroom's preferences files? Actually, you could move it to your desktop to see it changes something. In the preferences file, I can see  some references to a music source folder…

Edit: I remember that on one occasion I had to toggle music sharing in iTunes (Off -> On ->Off or On -> Off -> On) to get Lightroom to play music during a slideshow.


I tried toggling music sharing off and on, and even opening LR and iTunes in different order (which is how I need to make it work on my G5), but still nothing.

Couldn't find any preference files that related to iTunes.  Any idea where I may find them?  My iTunes library is shared with my wife (who has her own user account).  This may have something to do with it as it's the only thing I can think of that is really different from my home to work computers.

Very frustrating!

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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2008, 09:53:31 PM »

It seems weird that iTunes can see this folder, but LR cannot, so I would check for the folder with another app. For example, can you see the folder of music files in a file explorer (or what ever it is called on the Mac) window?
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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2008, 07:00:44 AM »

Yup.. can find the folder of music with no problem in "Finder".

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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2008, 07:22:12 AM »

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Couldn't find any preference files that related to iTunes.  Any idea where I may find them?  My iTunes library is shared with my wife (who has her own user account).  This may have something to do with it as it's the only thing I can think of that is really different from my home to work computers.

I was talking about the com.adobe.lightroom2.plist pref file. There's a field which makes reference to a music source folder (you'll need to use Property List Editor or convert it to standard XML). I don't know if this could help or not.

As for sharing being On or Off, on my Macs, it makes no difference.

Have you tried to quit Lightroom and move that pref file (~/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.lightrom2.plist) to your desktop and then to re-launch Lightroom? Did you repair the disk permissions?
What happens if you log-in as a different user? Any message in the console?

It's not always easy to diagnose such problems, unfortunately.
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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2008, 10:48:44 PM »

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No offense, but nobody can actually be a photographer, meaning being behind a camera and take photographs, and use LR 5-6 hours a day for 6 days a week.

Come on.

Maybe the upper limit of what is possible should be established by Jeff Schewe; a successful photographer and digital imaging software expert.

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« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2008, 11:43:35 PM »

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No offense, but nobody can actually be a photographer, meaning being behind a camera and take photographs, and use LR 5-6 hours a day for 6 days a week.

Come on.

  No offense taken... but... it may not be 5-6 hours EVERY day, but at this time of year it's close.  I use it to download, organize, sort, select, process, keyword, create slideshows, web galleries, etc. from each and every shoot that I do.  I'm a one man operation so I do everything.  And no offense... but you have no idea of my work schedule. Today, it was closer to 7 hours while I was working on some recent weddings.  And on my day off (notice the 'day' rather than 'days' off)... I'm still a photographer and use it to process my personal work, stock files, workshops, etc.  Geesh.. no wonder my wife is mad at me!  

What's with all the snide comments anyway?  I came here looking for some help with a problem and get slammed.  Certainly not what I expected from this forum.  If you don't have anything constructive to say.. don't waste my time thinking I've got a legitimate reply to my question.
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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2008, 11:50:14 PM »

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I was talking about the com.adobe.lightroom2.plist pref file. There's a field which makes reference to a music source folder (you'll need to use Property List Editor or convert it to standard XML). I don't know if this could help or not.

As for sharing being On or Off, on my Macs, it makes no difference.

Have you tried to quit Lightroom and move that pref file (~/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.lightrom2.plist) to your desktop and then to re-launch Lightroom? Did you repair the disk permissions?
What happens if you log-in as a different user? Any message in the console?

It's not always easy to diagnose such problems, unfortunately.

Thank you for the suggestions Francois.  I won't have time until the weekend to try some of those but I appreciate your effort to help me out.

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« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2008, 12:07:23 AM »

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... And as far as the workshop goes, I have been using Lr professionally.. I've already run these workshops successfully so no worries there.  The workshop on Nov. 15 is on the Library and Develop modules only...

Sorry, can not contribute to the original question... but have a different one: assuming the workshop is commercial, and you want to play music from iTunes... what about musical copyright? Not trying to be snide, just genuinely curious.

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« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2008, 06:51:02 AM »

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Sorry, can not contribute to the original question... but have a different one: assuming the workshop is commercial, and you want to play music from iTunes... what about musical copyright? Not trying to be snide, just genuinely curious.

Not snide at all and a very good question.  My understanding is that if you are selling the slideshow or using it for a commercial application, then copyright comes into play.  There are various licenses you can purchase to use recorded music, and of course it'll depend somewhat on which country you reside in.  There is plenty of royalty free music available for use in slideshows and the like.  Many of these are instrumental in nature which quite often suites slideshows better.

Hope that helps.

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« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2008, 06:03:33 PM »

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No offense, but nobody can actually be a photographer, meaning being behind a camera and take photographs, and use LR 5-6 hours a day for 6 days a week.

Given that some people believe (with outdoor photography at least) that it is only worthwhile photographing for a few hours around sunrise and again for a few hours around sunset, that leaves a lot of time in the day for all the other fun stuff.

(But I think it is unhealthy to work 6 days a week!)  
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