I am currently using the newest version of keynote and have run into a major issue. I am playing audio throughout the entire presentation but i would like to add videos into the presentation.

When i export the videos in and play the presentation, the music plays while the video plays as well! Is there a way to pause the music on those specific slides?

1 Answer 1


If you know how to use Automator:

Automator -> create Service -> add applescript block

tell application "iTunes"   
    if player state is playing then
    end if
end tell

System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Services -> check the new workflow and bind it to a keyboard shortcut.

  • Afaik it's Keynote playing the music as well as the videos? The question makes no reference to iTunes?
    – grg
    Oct 18, 2014 at 8:20
  • That's very true. Oct 18, 2014 at 8:24

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