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Use iMovie2 sound effects in iMovie3 Apps
Do you wonder where those old iMovie 2 sounds went? They're inside of the aplication package (control-click on the app and select Show Package Contents), in Contents -> Resources -> Sound effects.

Now the cool part is, you can add subfolders inside of the Sound Effects folder to place your own sounds into! I created a new subfolder titled "iMovie 2 Sounds" and then dropped in all of those great old sounds. I then added appropriately titled subfolders for my other sound file collections. I noticed no ill effects from doing this, excluding a couple of extra seconds at boot...

[Editor's note: This works exactly as described, and is quite cool! As I'm the paranoid sort, I actually copied the old sounds into the new folder instead of moving them. Sure enough, re-launch iMovie and there's the new folder with the "classic" sounds available.]
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Add iMovie Sound Effects in the Home folder
Authored by: SamIAm on Feb 12, '03 04:22:00PM

A more convenient place to add sound effects is in the Home folder under Library -> iMovie -> Sound Effects. (You may have to create the folder if it doesn't exist yet.)



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Add iMovie Sound Effects in the Home folder
Authored by: iRoid on Feb 12, '03 05:32:17PM

This method doesn't seem to work the way I described the hint: The new sounds installed into the home folder WILL not display in the iM3 Audio panel.



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Add iMovie Sound Effects in the Home folder
Authored by: SamIAm on Feb 12, '03 07:54:53PM

Interesting...I've got iMovie 3.0.1 setup just like I described, and in the audio panel under "iMovie Sound Effects", I get a major heading (like "Skywalker Sound Effects" and "Standard Sound Effects") for each folder in Users -> MyName -> Library -> iMovie -> Sound Effects. Each mp3 and AIFF is listed underneath its folder name.
Note that if you have iM3 open while putting the sounds in the folder, you'll have to quit and restart the application before the sounds will show in the audio panel.



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would love to try this, but.....
Authored by: bgodwin10 on Feb 13, '03 09:59:11AM

Not really on topic...I would like to try this but I lost iMovie2 (along with some other older app versions) thanks to a Wintel disk crash. Anybody know where I can download the older "iLife" apps? Tried searching google but no luck.

Thanks



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would love to try this, but.....
Authored by: iRoid on Feb 13, '03 09:11:40PM

You'll have to browse around, but there are links to them here: http://discussions.info.apple.com/

look under the appropriate applications topic...then use the search function.

Good Luck!



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