I've inserted music into the presentation and the song is 5 mins long. There are 21 slides. After exporting the presentation to a movie, and then playing the movie, the song stops playing at 41 seconds, at about the 4th slide. It doesn't matter if I move the slides arounds - the music always stops at 41 secs when saved as a movie.

When I am in Keynote the song continues throughout if I play the presentation from the start. I want the music to play in the movie through all the slides.

The music file is 5 mins long. It is set to play continuously per slide.

  • who long is the actual music file? did you set it to play continuously or per slide?
    – Ruskes
    Dec 23, 2014 at 22:01
  • The music file is 5 mins long. It is set to play continuously per slide. The movie automatically goes through about 4 slides and then the music stops. Any idea? Dec 24, 2014 at 1:05
  • Do U trying another music file?
    – k1r8r0wn
    Dec 24, 2014 at 3:21
  • Thanks, lets get some details here: what version of Keynote, what version of QuickTime (assume you used GT to make the movie)
    – Ruskes
    Dec 24, 2014 at 17:11
  • Keynote version 6.5 (2110), 2014. QuickTime Player version 10.4 (833), 2014. This error makes no sense. What is going on? Dec 27, 2014 at 20:41

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I just wanted to say that I have exactly the same problem. My music file is 2:10 and in the exported movie it always stops after 1:04... Maybe it's a bug? A possible workaround could be to add the audio file in imovie.

  • I'm trying....not sure how to combine this. Dec 27, 2014 at 20:50
  • See above for possible fix. Dec 27, 2014 at 21:09

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