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10.4: View a Finder slideshow with music without iTunes Desktop
I had downloaded around 100 images from my camera using Image Capture and was wanting to view a quick, lightweight Finder slideshow. About two slides in, I realized that pictures are kind of boring without music. I guess I could've opened iTunes, but I didn't want to bother, so I opened a new Finder window in Column View. I navigated just a few simple steps into my iTunes music library, found a song, and started playing it using the Finder.

I was fairly sure it would stop as soon as I clicked the Finder window with all of my pictures in it, but it didn't. I thought, "Surely, when I start the slideshow it'll stop...", but it didn't, and I was amazed. An ultra light-weight slideshow with music. No iTunes or iPhoto needed.

[robg adds: This only works if you use a separate Finder window for playing back the music; the Finder will stop playing as soon as you navigate out of the window containing the playing song. And yea, this is fairly standard OS X behavior, but combining two Finder functions into a new one is sort of unique.]
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hey, great idea!
Authored by: airdrummer on Jun 19, '06 10:01:25AM

so do i start dark side of the moon when the mgm lion roars the 2nd or 3rd time?-)



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10.4: View a Finder slideshow with music without iTunes
Authored by: meh on Jun 19, '06 10:40:20AM

"combining two Finder functions into a new one is sort of unique"

By definition of the word, something can't be "sort of" unique. It's either unique or it isn't.

Do I win a prize for the most off topic comment ever?



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10.4: View a Finder slideshow with music without iTunes
Authored by: nlemac on Jun 19, '06 06:15:11PM

I use the finders preview alot to play music. It takes m3u files too, and you can choose the song in a dropdown menu to the right. You can also use the preview function in the "get info" window (applekey + i).

It has a small graphical bug, that the playbutton is one step to right of what the gui shows.

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//nlemac



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10.4: View a Finder slideshow with music without iTunes
Authored by: oeholmen on Jun 22, '06 06:09:07AM

I sometimes use finder to preview music i don't want to import to iTunes right away, and I find it's a good idea to minimize the finder-window so you don't accidentially close it during playback.



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