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Janet Gotrik
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Is there a way to use your own music from CDs like we were able to in Proshow Producer?


   
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Kathleen Schettig
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I am following as I want to add my own tracks! I have never heard of any of the royalty free artists or selections.


   
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Robert McMurray
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@janet-gotrik

@kathleen-schettig

I don't think Photopia will accept a .cda file, you will need to "Rip" the file to a "mp3" format. A Google search turned up the following instructions but some people have had problems with Windows Media Player. If you have problems with WMP there are many rippers out there, one that is free for home use is "Express Rip" which can be found here.  https://www.nch.com.au/rip/screenshots.html  

  1. (Open Windows Media Player (WMP) and.
  2. Insert Music CD.
  3. Click on the Rip Tab on WMP and choose.
  4. More Options.
  5. Options from the Tools menu.
  6. In the Options window in the Rip Music tab.
  7. under Rip Settings, choose MP3.) 

Bob


   
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Kathleen Schettig
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Thank you for your swift response.  I do have mp3 files but I have no ida how to get them added to my show.  Thank you for any tips you might have.

Kathy


   
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Robert McMurray
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@kathleen-schettig

Hi, if you click on the Add Music tab it will open the music library, on the top left of that window will be a icon of a computer screen. Use this to open the folder on your pc with your music. Double click to add a file.

Bob


   
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Janet Gotrik
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@robert-mcmurray

Thanks; I'll try it!


   
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Kathleen Schettig
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Thank you, I was able to get it to work.  


   
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MELISSA BROWN
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I purchased iTunes to use and one of the songs worked but can't get the other 2 to work. On iTunes it shows the length to be about 2.5 minutes or greater and in Photopia they show 0 minutes 1 second. Any idea what I am doing wrong?

 


   
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Joshua
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@mbphoto2

Please reach out through the Contact Us form on our website and we'll be happy to look into this issue.


   
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Robert McMurray
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Melissa, in iTunes you will need to convert the file to a mp3 to work in Photopia. 

Bob


   
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MELISSA BROWN
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My son helped me and was able to convert iTunes to MP3s. Thanks


   
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MELISSA BROWN
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I so wish there was a manual for Photopia like I have for ProShow. Can you tell me how I can change music so that it starts later into the song? I have a song that is a heartbeat at the beginning and then goes into actual singing. I would like to start closer to the actual singing. 


   
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Joshua
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@mbphoto2

Select that audio track from the show Soundtrack and you should see a "Soundtrack" tab on the right-hand side of the program, which contains the settings for that particular track.  Scroll down to the "Track Settings" section where you'll find a "Trim" button.  Click that button to trim the audio track to the desired portion.


   
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Robert McMurray
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Posted by: @mbphoto2

@robert-mcmurray

I so wish there was a manual for Photopia like I have for ProShow. Can you tell me how I can change music so that it starts later into the song? I have a song that is a heartbeat at the beginning and then goes into actual singing. I would like to start closer to the actual singing. 

Hi Melissa, a user manual is what everyone is looking for....  In the mean time you might want to check out ChoiceSlides.com, Jennifer has done a ton of tutorials and Q&A answering many questions. I think you will get the information you need from the tutorial listed below. Good luck.

https://choiceslides.com/blogs/photopia-tutorials/q-a-audio-tools-in-the-timeline-tab?_pos=5&_sid=d3152250d&_ss=r  

Bob


   
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Andrew Taylor
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I really like the beat Mango by Artafacts. is there any way you can make more like this one available?


   
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